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Spartans Place Fourth at Bridgestone Collegiate Invitational

Spartans Place Fourth at Bridgestone Collegiate Invitational

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s golf team played the final four holes of the back nine in 7-under par to finish at 2-over par 290 for the round and finished in fourth place among 11 teams at the inaugural Bridgestone Collegiate Invitational, played at Silverado Country Club in Napa, Calif.

MSU finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a score of 11-over par 875 (296-289-290).

Brigham Young led the field at 12-under par 852, eight shots ahead of second-place Sam Houston (4-under par 860). Nipon, from Japan, took third at 7-over par 871 with the Spartans four shots back and North Alabama in fifth place (14-over par 878).

Junior Ashton McCulloch led the Spartans, tying for fifth place at 4-under par 212 (72-69-71).

Senior Bradley Smithson had the best round of the day for the Spartans, firing a 3-under par 69, including birdies on the final four holes. He finished in 11th place at even-par 216 (77-70-69).

Freshman Lucas Acevedo had his best round of the tournament on Tuesday with a 1-over par 73, finishing his round with a birdie on 18, his fourth of the day.  Acevedo tied for 35th place at 8-over par 224 (76-75-73).

Graduate Drew Hackett tied for 39th place at 10-over par 226 (73-75-78), but posted birdies on his final two holes in Tuesday’s round, and senior August Meekhof finished in 44th place at 11-over par 227 (75-75-77).

The Spartans are back on the links on Saturday, April 6 and Sunday, April 7, playing in the Hoosier Collegiate at the Pfau Course in Bloomington, Ind.

The tournament was part of the PGA Tour’s Pathway to Progression in collaboration with the Golf Coaches Association of America and co-host, Central Michigan University. The event features top-level NCAA Division I men’s golf programs and historically Black colleges and universities in addition to four high-ranking individual golfers from underrepresented communities. The Spartans are part of a field that features three HBCU men’s golf teams, with the individual winner earning an exemption into a 2024 Korn Ferry Tour event to be announced at a later date.



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