Andrew Ruthkoski Places Second At GAM Championship
Aug. 7, 2002
CLARKSTON, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team had a strong showing at the 2002 Golf Association of Michigan (GAM) Championships, which were held at the Oakhurst Golf and Country Club in Clarkston, Aug. 5-7.
Sophomore Andrew Ruthkoski (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores) finished tied for second behind Russ Cunningham. Ruthkoski shot a 73 Wednesday and a 286 for the tournament. It marked the second time this summer that Ruthkoski has placed second as he took runner-up honors at the 91st Michigan Amateur Championship in late June.
Meanwhile, Ruthkoski's teammate senior Eric Jorgensen (Big Rapids, Mich./Big Rapids) finished tied for fifth with a 289 for the tournament, including a 73 on the final day. Jorgensen has had an incredible summer, winning the North and South Amateur in addition to qualifying for the U.S. Amateur Open, which will be held at the Oakland Hills Country Club in Bloomfield later this month.
The Michigan State golf team opens the 2002-03 season at the Inverness Intercollegiate in Toledo, Ohio, on Sept. 16-17.
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