Sept. 24, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team wrapped up play at the Windon Memorial in fourth place on Monday. The Spartans shot a 54-hole total of 37-over par 889 (295-293-301) at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill. Senior Matthew Moseley had his second-best finish of his career, placing fourth at 4-over par 217 (75-68-74).
"It was a good week for us overall," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "To finish fourth in a field like this, means we did a lot of things well. As a team we are on the right track. I like where their heads are at and we are doing the right things. Everyone contributed this week to our solid finish. I have to hand it to Matthew Moseley, who continues to be a leader for us in so many ways. It was nice to see him have a chance to win and finish well."
It was Moseley's best finish of the season, and his third top-20 showing in four events this fall. He tied for the team lead with eight birdies this week.
Junior Carson Castellani posted his second-straight top-20 finish, tying for 15th at 9-over par 222 (71-75-76). His finish was the second lowest in his career. Castellani, who began the tournament with 24-straight birdies, ended second in the field with 39 total birdies.
Senior Dan Ellis climbed a couple spots to finish in a tie for 23rd at 12-over par 225 (73-77-75). Ellis was one of five golfers to post an eagle in the tournament. Sophomore McCormick Clouser tied for 32rd at 13-over par 226 (76-74-76) and freshman Mitch Rutledge tied for 50th at 19-over par 232 (78-76-78) to round out the Spartan lineup. Rutledge tied Moseley for the team lead with eight birdies.
Ohio State topped the 15-team field, coming from behind with a final round 5-over par 289, to finish at 29-over par 881. Northwestern, the tournament host, was one shot back, while Coastal Carolina was three shots behind.
Northwestern's John Callahan took the individual title by one shot over Coastal Carolina's Ben Wheeler, after shooting a 1-under par 212.
The Spartans are off for a weekend before returning to action on Oct. 7-9 at the Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic.