Sept. 16, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team began the weekend at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, currently in fifth place after 36 holes. The Spartans shot a 13-over par 581 (288-293) on Saturday at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind.
Freshman Mitch Rutledge is off to another solid start, currently tied for 15th to lead MSU at 2-over par 144 (72-72).
"Overall, it was a better day of golf," said Michigan State head coach Casey Lubahn. "The boys fought hard and worked through their rounds. We have to stay away from big numbers tomorrow and finish our rounds. If we do that, we have a chance for a nice finish.
"Mitch was solid all day and scored his golf ball well. Also, the other guys were close to putting together some good rounds. I expect us to be sharp tomorrow."
Senior Matthew Moseley is tied for 22nd at 4-over par 146 (74-72), while senior Dan Ellis (74-74) and sophomore McCormick Clouser (73-75) are among a group tied for 33rd at 6-over 148. Rounding out the Spartan lineup, senior Dave Ellis started off the day with a career-low 2-under par 69, but bounced back with a second round 80. He is currently tied for 40th at 7-over 149. Playing as an individual, junior Carson Castellani is tied for 66th at 15-over 157 (79-78).
Ohio State leads the field after 36 holes at 2-under par 566, holding a one-shot lead over defending Big Ten champion Illinois (1-under par 567). Host Indiana is third at even par 568. Indiana's Brant Peaper and Ohio State's Boo Timko share the individual lead at 7-under par 135.
The final round begins tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. ET.