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Spartans Finish Bearcat Invitational in 10th Place

Sept. 26, 2017

CINCINNATI, Ohio - The Michigan State men’s golf team wrapped up the Bearcat Invitational on Tuesday at Coldstream Country Club in Cincinnati, Ohio, by taking 10th place. The Spartans shot a 5-over-par 857, which included a 5-over-par 289 in Tuesday’s final round at the 7,111-yard course.

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“I think this is part of our growing process, especially for the younger guys” said MSU head coach Casey Lubahn. “We have had two good weeks and one bad one, so we’ll get to work right away on fixing our mistakes.”

Kentucky topped the 12-team field with a 32-under-par 820 (278-269-273), finishing six shots ahead of Arkansas for the title.

Sophomores Kaleb Johnson and Andrew Walker both had their best rounds of the tournament on Tuesday as each posted an even-par 71. Johnson, who started on the 10th hole, birdied four holes on the front nine, including two of the last three to end the day. He finished the tournament 4-over-par 217 (72-74-71), tied for 42nd.

Walker was a shot better at 3-over-par 216 (73-72-71) for the tournament, taking 36th place.

Michael Sharp, who recorded two of the best rounds of his career on Monday with a 68 and 67, respectively, slipped back on Tuesday as he posted a 6-over-par 77. The senior tied for 20th place with a 1-under-par 212.

Freshman James Piot tied for 42nd place with a 4-over-par 217 (73-71-73) and Charlie Green at 8-over-par 221 (75-72-74) in 55th.

Zach Rosendale was 15-over-par 228 (76-78-74).

The Bearcat Invitational was a play six, count four format.

The Spartans next travel to Erin Hills Golf Club in Erin, Wisconsin, site of the 2017 US Open Championship, for the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, October 1-3.



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