Men’s golf to host ninth annual Colleton River Collegiate

East Lansing, Michigan – The Spartan Men’s Golf Team will host the ninth annual Colleton River Collegiate Monday and Tuesday in Bluffton, South Carolina. Michigan State has won two of Colleton River Collegiate’s last four titles. The tournament did not take place in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The 15-team tournament kicks off Monday with 36 holes of continuous play.

COLLETON RIVER COLLEGE
Appointment: From Monday March 7 to Tuesday March 8
Course: Colleton River Club, Pete Dye Course
By/yardage: 72/7,167
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes / Play five, count four
Live statistics: golfstat
Program:

Monday – 36 holes of continuous play starting with an 8:15 a.m. tee shot
Tuesday – 18 holes with tee times starting at 8 a.m.

MSU RANGE
No. 1 – James Piot (Sr., Canton, Michigan/Detroit Catholic Central)
No. 2 – Ashton McCulloch (Fr., Kingston, Ontario/Holy Cross Catholic)
No. 3 – August Meekhof (So., Coopersville, Mich./Allendale)
No. 4 – Troy Taylor (Sr., Westerville, Ohio/South Westerville)
No. 5 – Brad Smithson (Jr., Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Eastern)



COLLETON RIVER CLUB
Located along the Atlantic Ocean in Bluffton, Colleton River Plantation Club is a member-owned golf community surrounded by water on three sides. The only one of its kind in the Southeastern United States, the Colleton River Pete Dye Course, which opened in 1998, is a superb links-style course that offers breathtaking views of Port Royal Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. from 11 of its 18 holes. Stretching over 7,300 yards, it plays through dense Lowcountry forest as well as scenic open wetlands – and common to many Dye designs, it features small undulating greens that are well protected by stone bunkers. pot. The course was restored during the summer of 2016.



HISTORY OF COLLETON RIVER COLLEGE
The Spartans have won two of Colleton River Collegiate’s last four titles, including in 2019 at 12-under 852 (282-281-289) — six strokes ahead of Iowa State. Donnie Trosper took the individual crown at 10-under 206 (69-67-70) for his first career victory as a Spartan. In 2017, the Spartans entered the final round two shots from the lead, but shot a 292 of 4 over par in the third round to win the tournament with an 884 of 20 over par (293-299-292) to win the tournament by three strokes. The Spartans have finished in the tournament’s top four in six of the last seven seasons.



THE COURT (Golfstat ranking)
Bowling Green (202), Cincinnati (77), Eastern Michigan (166), Georgia Southern (71), Indiana (41), Iowa State (85), Kansas State (79), Memphis (72), Miami University (143 ), Michigan State (28), Minnesota (145), Ohio State (36), Penn State (80), Rutgers (120), South Florida (26).



THE LESSON
The Grand Reserve Country Club of Rio Grande plays 7,042 yards on the 72 PGA Tour tested golf course.

RESULTS
Live scoring from the event is available via Golfstat.
https://results.golfstat.com//public/leaderboards/gsnav.cfm?pg=participants&tid=23906

LAST TIME OUT
Michigan State lost a double game to Cincinnati on Friday, 288-299. In MSU’s last tournament, the Spartans finished in fifth place among 13 teams with a program best score of 41 under par 823 at the 29th Puerto Rico Classic at the Grand Reserve Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The Spartans posted the best 18-hole score in program history on Monday with a par 269 19-under and followed with a par 273 15-under in Tuesday’s final round, tying the second-best round in program history. program.