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Q & A With Jimmy Chestnut

April 29, 2005

EAST LANSING, Mich. - Jimmy Chestnut (Grand Blanc, Mich.) has worked his way into the starting lineup for the Spartans after transferring from the University of Michigan. He has participated in all eight matches the Spartans have participated in this season, after taking part in seven tournaments the previous two seasons.

Chestnut will be making his last appearance on the Forest Akers Golf Course in the 38th Annual Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational that begins Saturday, April 30 and runs through Sunday, May 1.

Q: What are your thoughts on the 38th Annual Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational being your last home golf tournament?
A: It's kind of sad, but I'd like to finish on a good note, which for me would mean a top 10 finish. I haven't done that, so it would be a good way to finish and a good way to go into the Big Ten Tournament.

Q: Who is your favorite opponent?
A: Probably Michigan, because I went there my first year in college.

Q: What would you say is your best MSU golf memory?
A: The most fun I've ever had was last year at the Big Ten Tournament at Michigan, because it was like I had gone full circle. The first round I shot 70, which was pretty fun to do at my old school.

Q: What is the one thing you're most proud to have achieved during your golf career at MSU?
A: Playing in every tournament for my last year. That was the main thing I set out to do this year. I got out to a good start, and hopefully, I'll finish as I started.

Q: What was the best road trip you've taken?
A: There are a lot of them. Wilmington was fun, because the weather was beautiful, the course was nice, and the hotel was on the beach. We got to take a private plane to Ohio State, and that's the first time we've been able to do that. Basically, I like every trip because we're best friends, and I think we have more camaraderie than any other team we've seen this season.

Q: What is one thing you'll miss about being a college student?
A: The lack of responsibility.



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