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Three Players in the Top 15, Spartans in Third Place at Colleton River Collegiate

Three Players in the Top 15, Spartans in Third Place at Colleton River Collegiate

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s golf team has three players among the top-15 individually and the Spartans are in third place among 12 teams after the first two rounds of the Colleton River Collegiate, being played on the Jack Nicklaus Course in Bluffton, S.C.

The tournament, which includes seven teams ranked among the top-75 teams in the country by GolfStat, concludes on Tuesday.

The Spartans fired a 13-under par 275 in the opening round and followed that with a 10-under par 278 to finish the day in third place at 23-under par 553.

Kansas State leads the field at 32-under par 544, with Georgia Southern in second place at 27-under par 549. The Spartans are four shots back in third place, with Penn State and Indiana tied for fourth place at 22-under par 554.

Junior August Meekhof leads the Spartans, firing a 7-under par 137 (68-69) and is tied for seventh place. Meekhof has nine birdies through two rounds and is among the leaders in the field with 25 pars.

Senior Drew Hackett and sophomore Ashton McCulloch are tied for 12th place with scores of 6-under par 138.

Hackett shot a 4-under par 68 in the first round and followed with a 2-under par 70 in the afternoon session. He finished the two rounds with 10 birdies, five in each round. McCulloch, meanwhile posted a 2-under par 70 in the morning and finished with a 4-under par 68. He had eight birdies over two rounds and an eagle in the afternoon session.

Senior Troy Taylor II is tied for 27th place at 4-under par 140, carding rounds of 3-under par 69 and 1-under par 71, respectively.

Senior Bradley Smithson is tied for 61st place with a 1-over par 145 (73-72).

Playing as an individual, freshman Aidan Emmerich is tied for 55th place at even-par 144 (71-73).

The Spartans tee off on Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., playing alongside Georgia Southern and Kansas State.



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