Men's Golf Heads to Linger Longer Invitational
 
 
 
Freshman Mitch Rutledge and the Spartans face a challenging field at the Linger Longer Invitational.
 
Freshman Mitch Rutledge and the Spartans face a challenging field at the Linger Longer Invitational.
 
 

March 21, 2013

EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team continues its spring season this weekend, heading to Greensboro, Ga. for the Linger Longer Invitational. Competition at the Great Waters Course at Reynolds Plantation (par 72, 7,073 yards) begins with 36 holes on Saturday at 8:30 a.m., and concludes Sunday with an 8:30 a.m. shotgun start.

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"We are excited to be heading to Reynolds Plantation and this prestigious event," said Spartan head coach Casey Lubahn. "The golf course is fantastic and a great test for our players. The conditions are looking like it is going to be a test of wills and our guys are preparing as efficiently as possible.

"We have some guys who are really rounding into nice form and we expect to compete hard for 54 holes. Our guys have been tested this spring and responded nicely. If we stay positive and enjoy the experience, we can have great success."

The Spartan lineup this weekend, includes seniors Dan Ellis and Matthew Moseley, juniors Gareth Blease and Carson Castellani, and freshman Mitch Rutledge.

In the field this weekend with MSU and host Kennesaw State, are No. 2 Alabama, Charlotte, No. 15 Georgia, No. 11 Georgia Tech, Jacksonville, No. 29 Liberty, Mercer, Minnesota, No. 33 Oklahoma, No. 13 Oklahoma State, Penn State and South Florida.

Moseley, who was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week last week after winning the Colleton River Collegiate, leads the team with a 73.9 scoring average, while posting three top-5 and five top-20 in seven stroke play events. Castellani is second on the team with four top-20 finishes, while Blease tied Moseley for first in the last tournament, but lost in the playoff.