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Spartans Begin Play in the Johnnie-O at Sea Island on Monday

Spartans Begin Play in the Johnnie-O at Sea Island on Monday

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s golf team wraps up its spring break trip, playing in the Johnnie-O at Sea Island this week.

The 13-team tournament, which includes eight teams ranked among the top-75 in the country by Golfstat, will begin on Monday with 36 holes of continuous play. 


Dates: Monday, March 13 – Tuesday, March 14

Course: Sea Island Golf Club – St. Simons Island, Ga.

Par/Yardage: 70 / 7,005 yards

Format: Stroke play, 54 holes / Play five, count four

Live Stats: Golfstat

Schedule – Monday – 36 holes of continuous play beginning with an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start

Tuesday – 18 holes with tee times beginning at 8 a.m.


No. 1 – August Meekhof

No. 2 – Drew Hackett

No. 3 – Ashton McCulloch

No. 4 – Troy Taylor II

No. 5 – Brad Smithson

THE FIELD (Golfstat ranking)

Cincinnati (30), Iowa (85), Kansas (63), Kansas State (25), Memphis (75), Michigan State (50), Minnesota (70), UNCG (43), Notre Dame (42), Ohio State (37), Penn State (89), Rutgers (86), Toledo (95).


Live scoring for the event is available through Golfstat.


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. on March 6-7.

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).



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