Men's Golf in Sixth After Opening Round of the Marquette Intercollegiate
Michael Sharp is tied for 14th.
HARTFORD, Wisconsin - The Michigan State men's golf team began play at the Marquette Intercollegiate on Sunday and the Spartans currently sit in sixth place after an opening round 10-over-par 298. The tournament is being played at Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship.
South Florida leads the tournament after an even-par 288. The Spartans are four shots back of fifth-place Purdue (6-over-par 294).
Michael Sharp's 1-over-par 73 paced the Spartans as he stands in a tie for 14th place. Sharp, who along with the rest of the Spartans started the day on the 10th hole, had an even first nine holes and was then 1-over-par on the second half of the 7,722-yard course.
Charlie Green was a shot behind Sharp, as he was 1-over-par on both the front and back nine to finish 2-over-par 74. He's tied for 22nd.
Andrew Walker bounced back from a 4-over-par on the course's back nine with a 1-under-par on the front nine to card a 3-over-par 75. Walker played bogey free over the final nine holes with eight pars and a birdie and is tied for 28th.
Round two of the 54-hole tournament will take place on Monday.