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Spartans Finish in Fourth Place at Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships

Spartans Finish in Fourth Place at Big Ten Men's Golf Championships

East Lansing, Mich. – Junior Ashton McCulloch and senior August Meekhof finished among the top-5 individuals overall and Michigan State’s men’s golf team finished in fourth place among 14 teams at the Big Ten Championships, held at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio.

The three-day, 54-hole event was played on the par-70, 7,240 course in central Ohio that was the club where golf’s greatest player, Jack Nicklaus, learned the game.

The Spartans were in second place through the first two days of play and entered the final round just three shots off the pace of first-place Northwestern. MSU struggled in the final round, finishing with a 32-over par 312.

Northwestern led the championship from start to finish and topped the 14-team field at 23-over par 863 (280-294-289). Illinois finished in second place (38-over par 878), with Purdue in third place (46-over par 886), Michigan State in fourth place (49-over par 889) and Ohio State rounded out the top-five teams.

Final Results

By finishing among the top-five individuals, McCulloch and Meekhof earned spots on the All-Big Ten Championship team. This is the second such honor for Meekhof, who tied for third and was earned on the championship team in 2022 as a sophomore.

McCulloch, who was atop the leaderboard entering the final round, shot a 5-over par 75 on Sunday and tied for third place at 5-over par 215 (71-69-75).

Meekhof, who was one shot off the pace and in second place going into Sunday, shot a 6-over par 76 and tied for fifth place at 7-over par 217 (67-74-76).

Graduate Drew Hackett shot a 10-over par 80 in the final round and tied for 26th place at 16-over par 226 (72-74-80).

Graduate Bradley Smithson posted an 11-over par 81 on Sunday and tied for 49th place at 21-over par 231 (76-74-81).

Freshman Lucas Acevedo shot a 12-over par 82 and finished in 70th place.



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