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Men’s Golf Ties for 10th Place at NCAA Chapel Hill Regional

Men’s Golf Ties for 10th Place at NCAA Chapel Hill Regional

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State’s men’s golf shot a 9-over par 849 and finished in a tie for 10th place among 13 teams at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional, played at the Finley Golf Course on the campus of the University of North Carolina.

The Spartans finished the three-day, 54-hole tournament, which had its schedule adjusted to play nearly two rounds on Monday due to inclement weather on Tuesday, tied for 10th place with Ball State at 9-over par 849 (280-282-287).

Clemson topped the field at 25-under par 815, one shot ahead of second-place East Tennessee State (24-under par 816), with host North Carolina third (20-under par 820), Georgia Tech fourth (17-under par 823) and Baylor rounded out the top-five teams (15-under par 825).

The top five teams from six different regionals advance to play in the NCAA Championships, which will be held at the Omni Resort in Carlsbad, Calif.

Junior Ashton McCulloch and graduate Bradley Smithson were the top finishers for Michigan State, tying for 30th place with scores of even-par 210.

McCulloch shot a 1-over par 71 in the final round on Wednesday (69-70-71), while Smithson tied his season-best with a 3-under par 67 (71-72-67).

Senior August Meekhof closed with a birdie on his final hole but shot a 5-over par 75 and tied for 42nd place at 3-over par 213.

Freshman Lorenzo Pinili finished in a tie for 61st place at 9-over par 219 (72-71-76) and classmate Lucas Acevedo placed 73rd overall with a two-round score of 5-over par 145 (71-74). Acevedo moved into the lineup for the second round after graduate Drew Hackett, among MSU’s top players, was sidelined with an injury during the first round.

This was the seventh NCAA Regional appearance in the last eight years for the Spartans and it marked the ninth-straight season MSU had representation, including an individual appearance in 2021 from James Piot. The Spartans posted seven top-five finishes during the 2023-24 season, including six-straight during the spring season to help the team qualify for the regionals.



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