East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State junior men’s golfer August Meekhof fired an 11-under par 205 over three rounds and finished in first place, helping to lead the Spartans to a third place finish among 12 teams at the Colleton River Collegiate, played on the Jack Nicklaus Course in Bluffton, S.C.
The Spartans shot a 3-under par 285 in the final round and finished in third place with a 54-hole score of 26-under par 838 (275-278-285).
Georgia Southern won the event at 34-under par 830 (281-268-281), two shots better than second place Kansas State at 32-under par 832 (269-275-288). The Spartans were in third place eight shots off the lead.
Rutgers finished in fourth place at 25-under par 839 (277-283-278) and Penn State rounded out the top five teams at 24-under par 840 (275-279-286).
Meekhof entered the day in a tie for seventh place but fired a 4-under par 68 to finish at 11-under par 205 (68-69-68) and one shot ahead four others, Ben Carr of Georgia Southern, Ben Warian of Minnesota, Alfons Bondesson from Missouri and Nicklaus Mason from Kansas State.
Meekhof had four birdies, including three on the back nine, and 14 pars in the final round. He played 54 holes with 13 pars, was sixth in the field of 72 golfers with 39 pars and bogeyed only two holes.
“Overall, it was a very successful weekend,” Head Coach Casey Lubahn said. “We weren’t sharp to win it, but we did enough all weekend where we were in position to play for the championship. Watching August play that round today was phenomenal. It was a long-time coming and we’re thrilled for him.
“What Colleton River Club has done to support Michigan State and this tournament is kind of unprecedented in my career. From 10 years ago to where they were putting up with us, to now where we have hundreds of volunteers and it’s a world-class, collegiate field, we’re very proud of what this event is and has become”.
Senior Drew Hackett closed out the tournament in a tied for 23rd place at 5-under par 211 (68-70-73). He finished with a 1-over par 73 during Tuesday’s round. Hackett had two birdies on the front nine and finished with 14 pars.
Ashton McCulloch shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round and tied for 30th place at 4-under par 212. The sophomore finished his final round with two birdies and 14 pars.
Senior Troy Taylor II shot a 1-over par 73 on Tuesday and…
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