April 28, 2013
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - The 2013 Big Ten Championship came to a close today, as the Michigan State men's golf team finished eighth with a 55-over par 1207 (297-304-298-308). Senior Matthew Moseley led the Spartans, tying for 15th with an 11-over par 299 (74-73-75-77).
"Unfortunately we got off to a rough start and never got going today," said MSU head coach Casey Lubahn. "We fought as hard as we know how to but we couldn't execute like we needed to all week.
"I am so proud off these seniors for what they gave to this program. I was emotional with this being their last Big Ten Championship. I wish we could have sent them out playing better down the stretch but they have had a wonderful impact on Spartan golf."
Moseley had his best career finish at the Big Ten Championship, and his second-straight top-20 performance. He was second in the field with 50 pars this weekend, in addition to tying for third in par-5 scoring at 4-under par.
Senior Dave Ellis had the best Spartan round today, shooting a 3-over par 75. He ended the weekend in a tie for 25th with a 14-over par 302 (76-77-74-75).
Finishing up their first Big Ten Championships, freshman Mitch Rutledge placed 42nd with a 20-over par 308 (78-79-73-78) and junior Carson Castellani tied for 43rd at 21-over par 309 (73-82-76-78). Senior Dan Ellis rounded out the Spartan lineup to tie for 54th with a 26-over par 314 (74-75-81-84).
Illinois won the title for the fifth-straight season, posting an 11-over par 1163. Minnesota was second at 20-over par 1172, while Iowa was third at 34-over par 1186. The Illini's Thomas Pieters was the individual champion, carding a 4-under par 284.
The NCAA selections will be announced on Monday, May 6 at 9 p.m.