Oct. 23, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team finished the fall season on Tuesday, placing fifth at the Georgetown Intercollegiate, held at The Members Club at Four Streams. The Spartans shot a final round 14-over par 298 to post a two-day total of 26-over par 878 (300-280-298). Senior Dan Ellis and junior Carson Castellani tallied top-20 finishes.
Castellani posted his third top-20 finish in the last four events, tying Ellis for 18th. Castellani carded a 3-over par 74 today to finish at a career-low 6-over par 219 (73-72-74). He led the squad and was tied for fifth in the field with 39 pars.
Meanwhile, Ellis (76-69-74), who also shot a 74 Tuesday, had his best score and finish of the season. He also led the team with 10 birdies, good for seventh in the field, and was second in the tournament in par-5 scoring at 6-under par.
Senior Matthew Moseley (79-68-75) and freshman Mitch Rutledge (75-71-76) were among a group tied for 28th at 9-over par 222. Rounding out the MSU lineup, sophomore McCormick Clouser tied for 33rd at 11-over par 224 (76-73-75).
Toledo took home the team title at 11-over par 863, topping Notre Dame by two shots. The Rocket's Chris Selfridge came from behind to win the individual title at 5-under par 208.
The Spartans are off for the winter and will return to action on Feb. 2 for The Green and The White Alumni Match in Naples, Fla., before heading to Bradenton, Fla. for the Big Ten Match Play Championship on Feb. 8-9.