April 26, 2013
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - After the two rounds of the 2013 Big Ten Championship on Friday, the Michigan State men's golf team is tied for seventh with a 25-over par 601 at the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort. Senior Matthew Moseley is tied for ninth after the initial 36 holes with a 3-over par 147 (74-73).
"I thought we got off to the start we needed and we just weren't able to sustain any momentum the rest of the day," said Spartan head coach Casey Lubahn. "However we are within striking distance of the leaders. We need to make a good move tomorrow to put ourselves in a position come Sunday."
Moseley posted a triple-bogey on his first hole of the day, but responded to shoot even par over his final 35 holes. Moseley is tied for fifth in the field with a team-best 26 pars today, while ranking second on the team with five birdies. He took advantage of the par-5s, shooting 3-under par, which is fifth in the field.
Senior Dan Ellis is a shot back of Moseley and is tied for 15th at 5-over par 149 (74-75). Ellis is tied for seventh in the field with six birdies.
Senior Dave Ellis is tied for 35 with a 9-over par 153 (76-77), while junior Carson Castellani is tied for 42nd after carding a 11-over par 155 (73-82). Rounding out the Spartan lineup, freshman Mitch Rutledge is tied for 51st with a 13-over par 157 (78-79).
Four-time defending champion Illinois leads after the first day at 9-over par 585, pacing Minnesota by two shots and Minnesota by three. The Illini's Thomas Pieters and Indiana's Brant Peaper are tied for the individual lead at 4-under par 140.
Tomorrow's third round is set to begin at 9 a.m. ET.