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McCulloch Shares Title, Spartans Finish in Third at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island

McCulloch Shares Title, Spartans Finish in Third at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State junior men’s golfer Ashton McCulloch shared medalist honors, and the Spartans posted an 8-under par 280 in the final round to finish in third place among 14 teams at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island, played at the Sea Island, Plantation Course in St. Simons Island, Ga.

The Spartans finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a score of 21-under par 843 (287-276-280).

Notre Dame won the event at 32-under par 832, with Texas in second place at 22-under par 842 and the Spartans just one shot behind. UNCG placed fourth at 11-under par 853 and August rounded out the top-five teams at 10-under par 854.

McCulloch, who fired a school record 10-under par 62 in Monday’s second round, went into the final round with a one-shot lead.  The junior shot a 2-over par 74 in the final round and had fallen one shot behind on the back nine, but birdied two of the final four holes to tie for the individual lead with Notre Dame’s Jacob Modleski.

The Spartans had three players finish among the top-20, with graduate student Drew Hackett tying for sixth place at 7-under par 209 (74-70-65).  Hackett fired a 7-under par 65 in the final round, his second-best 18-hole score as a Spartan.

Senior August Meekhof fired a 3-under par 69 in the final round and tied for 14th place overall at 4-under par 212 (70-73-69).

Senior Bradley Smithson finished with an even-par 72 on Tuesday and tied for 38th place at 2-over par 218 (75-71-72), while freshman Lorenzo Pinili tied for 67th place at 9-over par 225 (75-74-76).

Playing as individuals, graduate student Pierce Morrissey finished in 75th place at 10-over par 226 (74-78-75), and junior Satchel Pierce tied for 76th place at 11-over par 227 (74-78-75).

Michigan State plays next at the Bridgestone Collegiate Invitational on Monday, March 25.



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