Spartans in Fifth After Two Rounds at Crooked Stick
Michael Sharp recorded a hole-in-one on round one.
CARMEL, Indiana - The Michigan State men’s golf team is tied for fifth place after two rounds at the Crooked Stick Invitational in Carmel, Indiana. The Spartans are 1-over-par 577 for the tournament after a first-round 7-over-par 295 and second round 6-under-par 282. The Spartans are just three strokes out of the top three, while Purdue leads the tournament at 8-under-par 568.
Michael Sharp leads all Spartans as he’s tied for third place, helped by a hole-in-one in the opening round. Sharp started his day on the 10th hole and after two pars and a birdie, his tee shot on the par-3, 160-yard 13th found its way into the cup.
Sharp ended the first round with a 2-under-par 70. Four birdies on the back nine helped him shoot an identical 2-under-par 70 in round two and he’s one stoke out of first place at 4-under-par 140.
After a 3-over-par 75 in round one, Kaleb Johnson caught fire in round two, carding a 6-under-par 66. He had five birdies in the second round and ended his day with an eagle on the par-5 ninth hole in registering the second-lowest score of the day.
Johnson is tied for seventh place at 3-under-par 141.
James Piot is 3-over-par 147 (72-75) and tied for 30th place.
Dylan Deogun improved his score by 10 strokes in round two, carding a 1-under-par 71, finishing the day 8-over-par 152.
Austin Jenner is 9-over-par 153 (78-75).
The Spartans will begin the final round at the Crooked Stick Golf Club at 9 a.m. on Tuesday.