Oct. 14, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team is in 13th place after the first two rounds of the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate on Monday. The Spartans shot a 45-over par 621 (308-313) today at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind. Tomorrow's final round is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.
Leading the Spartans on Monday was senior Carson Castellani, who is tied for 39th at 10-over par 154 after back-to-back 77s. Making his debut in the competitive lineup, junior Jon Finley opened strong with an even-par 72, the third lowest round in his collegiate career. However, he followed with an 83 in the second round to fall into a tie for 46th at 11-over 155.
Sophomore Mitch Rutledge dominated the par-5s today, going 4-under par, which tied for second in the field. However his results were less promising overall, shooting consecutive rounds of 79 to finish the day at 14-over par 158 and a tie for 59th. Rutledge posted a team-best five birdies and carded one of the eight eagles in the field today.
No. 6 Georgia took the opening day lead with a 9-over par 585, holding a three shot lead over No. 31 Florida State. Arkansas' Sebastian Cappelen has a two-shot lead individually, carding a 3-under par 141.