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McCulloch Earns Golf Coaches All-Midwest Region Selection

McCulloch Earns Golf Coaches All-Midwest Region Selection

East Lansing, Mich. – Michigan State junior men’s golfer Ashton McCulloch was selected to the All-Midwest Region by the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).

This is the second time in his career that McCulloch has been selected to the All-Midwest Region Team by the GCAA, including in 2021-22 when he was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.

McCulloch, an All-Big Ten Second Team selection this year, was the team’s top finisher in nine events, including the last six of the year, and carried a 70.89 scoring average over 36 rounds, breaking the previous mark of 71.33 set by former Spartan standout James Piot in 2021.

His performance this year also moved him atop the career leaders for scoring average. McCulloch now ranks No. 1 all-time (for a minimum of 50 rounds played) at 71.74, besting the mark of 71.99 set by Piot, who played from 2017-22.

In just three years at Michigan State, McCulloch has three seasons that rank among the all-time single season marks. His 70.89 average this year is No. 1, his 71.89 average in 2021-22 as a freshman ranks No. 8 and his 72.46 average in 2022-23 ranks No. 11.

This year in 13 events, McCulloch finished among the top-5 four times, among the top-10 six times and among the top-20 eight times while having 98.6 percent of his rounds count toward the team total (34.5 of 35 rounds).

McCulloch shared medalist honors at the Johnnie-O at Sea Island in March, firing a 10-under par 62 in the second round to set a program record for low 18-hole score. He finished the tournament with a 12-under par 204, tied for the sixth-lowest 54-hole tournament score in program history.

McCulloch, who was the top finisher for the Spartans in seven of eight events in the spring, tied for third at the Big Ten Championships, earning a spot on the All-Tournament team.

In the postseason, McCulloch shared top honors for the team with a tie for 30th place at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regional as he helped guide the Spartans to their seventh NCAA Regional showing in the last eight years.



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