Feb. 22, 2013
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State and Penn State men's golf teams will take part in an unique exhibition on Saturday, The Challenge at Champions Golf Club. The two programs will face off in a modified match play event on the Jackrabbit Course at Champions Golf Club in Houston Texas.
"This is a great opportunity to build on our success from the Big Ten Match Play Championship last week," said Spartan head coach Casey Lubhan. "We have to keep progressing and growing as a team and Penn State will be tough competition for us."
"Champions Golf Club is a world class test of golf and we will need to be sharp from the first tee to have success."
The day will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET with a singles match between MSU's Jon Finley and PSU's JD Dornes. The winner will receive .5 point towards the team total.
Three Four Ball matches will follow pairing two Spartans against two Nittany Lions, with the winning pair getting one point and all halved matches receiving .5 point.
In the first Four Ball match, the Spartans' Dave Ellis and Gareth Blease face the Nittany Lions' Geoff Vartelas and Xander McDonald-Smith. Next, Carson Castellani and Dan Ellis play Chris Houston and Jay Woodward, and to finish the day, Mitch Rutledge and Matthew Moseley tee off against Anthony DeGol and Jen Talbert.