Men's Golf Ties for 13th at The Invitational at The Ocean Course
Spartans wrap up the fall season, and will return Feb. 14 for the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
Oct. 29, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team concluded its fall schedule on Tuesday with a 13th place finish at The Invitational at The Ocean Course. The Spartans shot a 12-over par 300 today to finish the tournament at 55-over par 919 (312-307-300). Today's round was the eighth-lowest in the field.
"Obviously this ended the fall for us and we need to now go into the offseason focused," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "We need to do a better job of applying the lessons we have learned moving forward. We need to be incredibly more disciplined in everything we do in life over the next couple months, and I believe the results will show on the course. We have had good chemistry and have made a lot of good shots, but we just need to hone our craft, and I feel like we will."
Redshirt freshman Sean Friel led the Spartans for the second time this season. Friel, who returned to the lineup after a week off, tied for 41st with a 13-over par 229 (78-74-77). Sophomore Mitch Rutledge was second on the team, tying for 45th at 14-over par 230 (78-76-76). Rutledge has the lone eagle of the week for MSU, holing his second shot on the 395-yard, par-4 first hole.
Freshman Charlie Netzel had the best round for MSU today, posting a 1-over par 73. Steadily improving each score each round, Netzel ended the tournament at 17-over par 233 (81-79-73) and in a tie for 55th. Senior Carson Castellani posted a 19-over par 235 (75-78-82) to tie for 60th, while junior Jon Finley tied for 70th at 23-over par 239 (86-79-74). Finley, who also improved each day, led the Spartans with eight birdies this week.
The Spartans return to competition on Feb. 14-15 at the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla.