Michigan State Men's Golf Travels West for NCAA Regionals
The Spartans are one of eight Big Ten teams, playing in the NCAA Regionals beginning Monday.
|2017 NCAA Washington Regional|
|Dates||Monday-Wednesday, May 15-17|
|Golf Course||Aldarra Golf Course | Par: 71 | Yardage: 6,885|
|Notes||Complete Release (PDF)|
|Teams||1. USC, 2. Kent State, 3. Texas A&M, 4. Florida State, 5. Washington, 6. Alabama, 7. San Diego State, 8. UTEP, 9. Penn State, 10. Michigan, 11. Michigan State, 12. Seattle, 13. Marquette State, 14. Bryant (listed in order of seeds)|
|NCAA Regional Information||Washington Regional Website|
|Postseason History||Spartan Postseason History|
Michigan State men's golf heads west to Sammamish, Washington for the NCAA Regionals May 15-17 at Aldarra Golf Club. This is the Spartans second-straight season in the NCAA Regionals after finishing tied for eighth at the Stillwater Regional last season.
Senior Charlie Netzel is the only player from last year's starting lineup who will play this season. Fellow senior Sam Weatherhead has missed much of the season with a hand injury.
"I am excited to be playing with so many Midwest teams. There is so much familiarity with Michigan and Kent State. We have already played a dual with Penn State this year. We have played them four times this season. That is going to help us more than anything. It certainly isn't the easiest for travel, but what a great experience for all the teams to go out there," MSU head coach Casey Lubahn said.
// NCAA REGIONALS
Date: May 15-17
Course: Aldarra Golf Club
Format: Stroke play
Schedule of Play: Three 18-hole rounds
Monday, May 15 - Round 1 (Tee times start at 11 a.m. ET)
Tuesday, May 16 - Round 2 (Tee times start 11 a.m. ET)
Wednesday, May 17 - Round 3 (Tee times start 10:30 a.m. ET)
Tournament History: 2016 Regionals - Michigan State finished tied for eighth at the Stillwater Regional, finishing tied with Duke and McNeese State. MSU's final round 293 was tied for the second-lowest score of the day.
// THE COURSE
Built on the original site of the Boeing family farm, Aldarra offers a challenging par 71 layout that meanders through rolling terrain with stunning views of nearby Mount Si and the Cascade mountain range. Just minutes east of Seattle, Aldarra Golf Club is the only golf course in Washington designed by world renowned golf course designer Tom Fazio. The absence of homes on the golf course, along with the pristine condition of the golf course and a world class design make Aldarra a true golfers paradise.
In the 2007 fall edition of Golf Digest Index magazine, Aldarra Golf Club was ranked #31 in the nation in the Modern Club category. This category ranks private clubs across the United States built since 1990. In addition to this distinguished ranking, Aldarra was also recognized upon its opening as the #2 new private course in the country by Golf Digest Magazine.
While receiving awards and recognition are nice, they do not change the vision and culture of "great golf and great people" that make up the personality of this special club. We hope you enjoy the course tour.
// TOURNAMENT FIELD
2. Kent State
3. Texas A&M
4. Florida State
7. San Diego State
9. Penn State
11. Michigan State
// LIVE RESULTS
// LAST TIME OUT
Michigan State men's golf completed action at the Big Ten Championship at the Baltimore Country Club. The Spartans finished with a 52-over 892 (297-295-300). MSU ended tied with Rutgers (298-291-303). Three-time defending champion Illinois captured the title again with a 11-under 829 (269-279-281). Northwestern finished second with a 5-over 845 (286-282-277), while Ohio State was third with a 15-over 855 (283-292-280).
// EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS
Weather.com Forecast (as of May 12)
Monday - 52 degrees; Rain; Winds S 8 mph; 60 percent chance of rain
Tuesday - 55 degrees; AM Showers; Winds W 5 mph; 60 percent chance of rain
Wednesday - 61 degrees; Mostly Cloudy; Winds SW 6 mph; 0 percent chance of rain
// MICHIGAN STATE'S LINEUP
No. 1 - Charlie Netzel, Sr., Western Springs, Illinois/Lyons Township
No. 2 - Michael Sharp, Jr., Kendallville, Indiana/East Noble
No. 3 - Kaleb Johnson, Fr., Naples, Florida/Gulf Coast
No. 4 - Andrew Walker, Fr., Battle Creek, Michigan /Battle Creek Lakeview
No. 5 - Charlie Green, RS-Jr., Ann Arbor, Michigan/Detroit Catholic Central
Michigan State Statistics Link
// LUBAHN'S THOUGHTS
"This was a pretty impressive group that just had a lot of adversity to beat back over the course of the season. They've handled it with incredible class and a lot of guys have had to step up in their absence. What we think is the minimum standard of excellence for this program is we compete in the tournament every year," Lubahn added.
// UP NEXT
The NCAA Championships will conclude May 26-31 at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois.