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Spartans Back in Action Monday at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island

Spartans Back in Action Monday at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s golf team plays its second tournament of the spring season starting on Monday, March 11 at the second annual Johnnie-O at Sea Island.

The two-day, 54-hole tournament will be played on the par 70, 7,005-yard course at the Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, Ga.

The 14-team tournament, which includes seven teams ranked among the top-75 in the country in the NCAA Rankings, will begin on Monday with 36 holes of continuous play. 


Dates: Monday, March 11 – Tuesday, March 12

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 – Ashton McCulloch

No. 2 – August Meekhof

No. 3 – Drew Hackett

No. 4 – Lorenzo Pinili

No. 5 – Brad Smithson

IND – Satchel Pierce

IND – Pierce Morrissey


In addition to Michigan State, the field includes Augusta, Cincinnati (No. 72), Illinois (No. 16), Kansas (No. 55), Kansas State (No. 59), Marquette, Minnesota, Nebraska, Notre Dame (No. 41), Penn State, Rutgers, Texas (No. 19) and UNCG (No. 46).


Live scoring for the event is available through Golfstat. (Team – The Johnnie-O at Sea Island – 2024-03-11 (


Michigan State a 19-under par 845 (279-279-287) and tied for fifth place the Colleton River Collegiate in Bluffton, S.C. last weekend. Graduate students Drew Hackett led Michigan State, tying for 10th place at 8-under par 208 (67-69-72). He posted an even par 72 on Tuesday and closed out his second round at 3-under par 69. Freshman Lorenzo Pinili and senior Bradley Smithson tied for 22nd place, with each posting scores of 5-under par 211. Playing as an individual, senior August Meekhof tied for 22nd place at 5-under par 211 (69-72-70) and was fifth among all competitors with 38 birdies.


Overall this year, McCulloch leads the team with a 71.47 scoring average, finishing among the top-10 once and among the top-20 three times. Hackett, who also has a top-10 showing and three among the top-20, is second on the team with a 71.67 average.


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