Michigan State Men’s Golf Completes First Round of NCAA Regionals
 
 
 
 
May 15, 2017

SAMMAMISH, Wash. - After one round at NCAA Regionals, Michigan State men’s golf stands 12th at the Washington Regional on Monday. The Spartans finished the first 18 holes with a 16-over 300. The regional is taking place at the par 71 6,885-yard Aldarra Golf Club outside Seattle.

NCAA Round One Results

No. 24 Florida State leads the way with a 6-under 278. No. 1 Southern California is currently second with a score of 4-under 280, while No. 36 Alabama is third with a 1-under with 283. Michigan State is one of three Big Ten teams at the Washington Regional along with Penn State and Michigan. Individually, USC’s Sean Crocker leads the way with a 7-under 64.

Junior Michael Sharp and freshman Kaleb Johnson lead the Spartans after the first round. Both players are tied for 27th with a 2-over 73. Johnson’s highlight of the day was an eagle on the seventh hole. Sharp had a pair of birdies during the first round.

Senior Charlie Netzel and freshman Andrew Walker are tied for 57th with matching scores of 6-over 77. Walker returned to the lineup for the first time since the Bearcat Invitational in September after suffering an injury.

Redshirt junior Charlie Green rounded out the Spartan group. He currently stands tied for 67th with a first-round 79.

Netzel and Green both had three birdies apiece to lead Michigan State.

Second-round action will begin on Tuesday, May 16 at 11 a.m. ET.

This is the Spartans’ second-straight season advancing to the NCAA Regionals after playing in the Stillwater Regional in Oklahoma last year. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals. Team and individual medalist titles will be decided May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.