Men's Golf Eighth After 36 Holes at the Topy Cup
Sept. 9, 2009
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team concluded its first day of competition at the 2009 Topy Cup in eighth place. The Spartans posted a 36-hole total of 33-over par 609 (307-302) at the 7,127-yard, par-72 Tanagura Country Club.
No. 2 Washington leads the field of four American collegiate teams and six Japanese colleges at one-under par 575 (296-279). Tohoku Fukushi University is second at two-over 578 (284-294), followed by No. 23 Texas and Colorado State tied for third at five-over 581. Yoshinori Fujimoto of Tohoku Fukushi University is the individual leader at hour-under 140 (66-74), two shots ahead of Washington's Nick Taylor (73-69).
Freshman James Ross paced MSU through the opening day, sitting in a tie for 14th at three-over par 147 (75-72). Ross, a native of Edinburgh, Scotland, has been solid in his collegiate debut, posting three birdies through the initial 36 holes.
Sophomore Jimmy Dewling is tied for 34th at eight-over 152 (77-75), while senior Jack Newman is a stroke behind at nine-over 153 (76-77) and tied for 36th. Dewling had three birdies yesterday and Newman led the team with seven through the first two rounds.
Rounding out the Spartans in the field, freshman Will Morris is tied for 50th at 13-over 157 (79-78) and sophomore Dan Ellis is 60th at 25-over 169 (90-79). Morris had an up-and-down start to his college career, but ended the first day second on the team with six birdies.
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