Oct. 7, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf finished the second round of the Erin Hills Intercollegiate on Monday, currently in 12th place at 30-over par 606 (300-306). Sophomore Mitch Rutledge has been the top Spartan through 36 holes, sitting in a tie for 14th at 1-over par 145 (73-72). The tournament, held at Erin Hills Golf Course in Erin, Wis., will conclude tomorrow morning beginning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
Rutledge fired an even par 72 today, which was the best round by a Spartan and tied for the 11th lowest round in the field today. He tops on the team with six birdies. Rutledge has gotten off to a slow start both days, combining to play the first three holes at 4-over, but has bounced back to go 3-under par over the final 15 holes.
The rest of the Spartan lineup failed to put a string of together a successful round today. Senior Carson Castellani dropped into a tie for 49th at 8-over par 152 (73-79), while freshman Charlie Netzel is a shot behind him in a tie for 54th at 9-over par 152 (76-77). Freshman Sam Weatherhead has back-to-back rounds of 6-over par 78 and is tied for 64th. Rounding out the lineup, redshirt freshman Sean Friel is at 18-over par 162 (79-83) to tie for 77th.
No. 8 Stanford has opened up a commanding 11-shot lead over the field, carding an 11-under par 565 (280-285). SMU's Bryson Dechambeau and Stanford's Patrick Rodgers are tied atop the individual leaderboard at 4-under par 140.