Oct. 5, 2012
EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's golf team heads to Notre Dame this weekend for the 2012 Fighting Irish Gridiron Golf Classic. Competition at the Warren Golf Course (par 71, 7,023 yards) will run Sunday to Tuesday with each day scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. ET.
"After a nice break, we are refreshed and ready to get back to competition at Notre Dame," said head coach Casey Lubahn. "This is a national field with many conferences represented, giving us a chance to measure ourselves against some great teams. We are going to have to continue the things we did last time out at the Windon and stick to our game plan of high percentage plays and sticking to what each of us does best."
Competing this weekend for MSU will be seniors Dan Ellis and Matthew Moseley, junior Carson Castellani, sophomore McCormick Clouser and freshman Mitch Rutledge. Senior Dave Ellis will be playing as an individual.
Joining Michigan State and Notre Dame in the field is Boston College, Gonzaga, Houston, Michigan, Minnesota, San Francisco, Toledo, UNC-Wilmington, UT-Arlington and Xavier.
Moseley has led the Spartans in three of the first four events this fall, posting top-15 showings in all three, including a fourth place finish last time out at the Windon Memorial. His scoring average is a team-best 73.8. Castellani, Clouser and Rutledge have all posted two top-20 finishes this year already, showcasing the depth early on in the fall.
The Spartans have not played in this event since 2008, and recently won the tournament in 2007 when Lubahn was an assistant coach.