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Men’s Golf Closes Fall With Quail Valley Intercollegiate

Oct. 21, 2017

EAST LANSING - The Michigan State men’s golf team will play its sixth and final tournament of the fall when it heads south to Vero Beach, Florida, for the Quail Valley Intercollegiate, Oct. 23-24. The fifth-annual tournament is quickly becoming a favorite on the Spartans’ schedule as they’ve won each of the last two tournaments.

QUAIL VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE
Quail Valley Golf Club
Par: 72
Yardage: 7,350
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes
Schedule of Play:
Monday – 36 holes of continuous play
Tuesday – 18 holes

QUAIL VALLEY INTERCOLLEGIATE HISTORY
Team Champions:

2016 Michigan State 277-284-274 – 835 (-14)
2015 Michigan State 289-276-283 -- 848 (-16)
North Texas 290-276-282 -- 848 (-16)
2014 North Florida 278-286-276 -- 849 (-24)
2013 Louisiana-Monroe 282-286-279 -- 847 (-17)

QUAIL VALLEY GOLF CLUB
Designed by Tommy Fazio and Nick Price, Quail Valley was voted as one of the Top 10 Premier Clubs by LINKS Magazine in 2010.

THE FIELD (Golfstat ranking as of Oct. 17)
Cincinnati (98), Jacksonville (61), Louisiana-Monroe (128), LSU (12), Louisville (37), Maryland (81), McNeese State (113), Memphis (135), Michigan State (56), Middle Tennessee State (51), Mississippi State (60), Nebraska (173), Notre Dame (42), South Florida (62), Southern Mississippi (193).

THE LAST TIME OUT
The Spartans shot a 14-over-par 878 to take sixth place at the Crooked Stick Invitational in Carmel, Indiana, Oct. 16-17. Kaleb Johnson tied for second place with a 1-under-par 215 (75-66-74). Rookie James Piot posted a career best 14th place finish at 2-over-par 218 (72-75-71).

THE LINEUP
No. 1 - Kaleb Johnson (So., Naples, Fla.)
No. 2- Michael Sharp (Sr., Kendallville, Ind.)
No. 3 - Charlie Green (Sr., Ann Arbor)
No. 4 - James Piot (Fr., Canton)
No. 5 - Andrew Walker (So., Battle Creek)

 

 

LUBAHN’S THOUGHTS

“It’s a really great event. Obviously we’ve been fortunate to have won their the last couple of years, so we have some good feelings. I think it will be very important that we play the par-fives well and focus on what we can control. This is a huge event in how we move forward in the spring. In the last couple of years we’ve gone into the offseason with a lot of momentum. We’re excited.”

EXPECTED WEATHER CONDITIONS
Monday – 84/73, scattered thunderstorms
Tuesday – 82/67, scattered thunderstorms

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