Spartans Move Up to Fifth after Two Rounds at the Marquette Intercollegiate
The Spartans are in fifth place in the 15-team field.
HARTFORD, Wisconsin - The Michigan State men’s golf team jumped up one spot to fifth place after the second round of the Marquette Intercollegiate on Monday at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wisconsin. The Spartans improved their team score by three strokes with a 7-over-par 295 in Tuesday’s middle round.
For the tournament, the Spartans are 17-over-par 593 (298-295), one shot ahead of sixth-place South Florida and two shots ahead of seventh-place Purdue.
Top-ranked Texas A&M leads the 15-team field at 4-over-par 580 (293-287).
Kaleb Johnson paced the Spartans in Monday’s second round, carding a 1-under-par 71. Johnson was even through 12 holes before a birdie on 13 and then an eagle on the par-5, 594-yard 14th hole. He is tied for 16th place with a 3-over-par 147 (76-71).
Andrew Walker improved his score by one stroke in round two, turning in a 2-over-par 74. Walker was 2-over-par through five holes and played par golf the rest of the way. He’s 5-over-par 149 (75-74) and in a tie for 20th place.
Michael Sharp and James Piot are tied for 27th place at 6-over-par 150. Piot shed four strokes from his first round score and put up the second-best score of the day by a Spartan on Tuesday with a 1-over-par 73.
Sharp shot a 5-over-par 77 on Tuesday after a 1-over-par 73 in the opening round.
Charlie Green is 7-over-par 151 (74-77).
Austin Kendziorski of tourney host Marquette leads the field at 5-under-par 139 (67-72).
The third and final round at Erin Hills, site of the 2017 U.S. Open, will be played on Tuesday.