Michigan State men’s golf head coach Casey Lubahn announced today (Nov. 18) the signing of two student-athletes for 2020-21. Ashton McCulloch (Kingston, Ontario) and Satchel Pierce (Edwardsburg, Mich.) have both signed National Letters of Intent to join the Spartans for next fall.
Listen to Men’s Golfer, Andrew Walker, as he explains his career at Michigan State, and learn more about MSU Football Kicker, Matt Coghlin.
Hear about how MSU Women’s Golfer, Paz Marfá Sans came to East Lansing and found a home, and watch a recap of Coach Tucker’s first game as the head coach of MSU Football.
Four Michigan State women’s golfers competed in the GCAA (Golf Coaches Association of America) Fall Amateur Series on Monday-Tuesday (Sept. 28-29) at The Fortress Golf Course in Frankenmuth, Michigan. The tournament featured both men and women collegiate golfers.
Michigan State rising junior Valery Plata put together an outstanding run at this week’s U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship as she made it all the way to the semifinals. Plata’s impressive run eventually came to a halt one match shy of the championship as she fell to 2019 champ Gabriella Ruffels, 2&1, on Saturday afternoon at Woodmont Country Club in Rockville, Maryland.
Friday will be “College Day” at the Michigan Amateur. Michigan State’s James Piot, of Canton, will meet incoming Michigan State freshmen August Meekhof of suburban Grand Rapids in one of Friday’s semifinals. The championship match is set for Friday afternoon on the Heather course at Boyne.
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Four members of the Michigan State women’s golf team were named to the All-Big Ten Team, announced by the conference office on Monday (May 18). Leading the way was sophomore Valery Plata, who was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Year. Plata was joined on the All-Big Ten First Team by senior Allyson Geer-Park and junior Yurika Tanida. Senior Paz Marfa Sans was selected to the second team.
Michigan State junior men’s golfer James Piot has been voted to the All-Big Ten Second Team, the conference announced on Monday (May 18). “We’re happy for James to once again be a part of the All-Big Ten Team,” MSU head coach Casey Lubahn said. “I know how hard he works and while he wasn’t completely satisfied with this year, it’s always special to be honored by the conference and know he will be working to push higher next year.”
From the U.S. Amateur to state championships to injury-filled seasons, Michigan State men’s golf senior Andrew Walker has a career full of highs and lows, and remains eager for what the future holds. Walker had a putter put in his hand at the age of three. He would tag along with his father and brother in the spring and summer to sharpen his golf skills. They played multiple rounds of golf a day, and Walker was striving to beat his dad from an early age.
In a perfect world, Ally Geer-Park would be on a golf course, somewhere. As one of the top golfers in Michigan State history, the senior would have just capped her second straight appearance at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur while turning her focus to the final event of the season for the Spartans heading into the Big Ten tournament.
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Michigan State senior Allyson Geer-Park has been named to the United States Team for the 2020 Arnold Palmer Cup, it was announced on Friday, March 27. Geer-Park was one of six players to garner an automatic qualifier to the 12-woman US Team.
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The Michigan State men’s golf team is in fourth place after two rounds of play on Monday in The Challenge at The Concession in Bradenton, Florida. The Spartans are 47-over-par 623 (305-318), 11-shots out of second place. Host South Florida was the only team in the field of 11 to put together a round under 300 on Monday and leads the tournament at 23-over-par 599 (299-300).
Mark Dantonio’s sudden retirement left Jordon Simmons in limbo. The announcement Feb. 4 that he was done after 13 seasons at Michigan State came hours before signing day when Simmons was expected to sign his letter of intent. Instead, the 2020 running back recruit from Marietta, Georgia, decided to wait until the Spartans hired a new football coach. It turned out to be a familiar name with ties to his family: Mel Tucker.
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The Michigan State men’s golf team played its final two matches of the 2020 Big Ten Match Play Championship on Saturday at the Hammock Beach Resort Ocean Course. The Spartans dropped their opening match to Iowa, 4 & 2, and then tied Minnesota, but the Gophers claimed the tiebreaker.
The 13th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team shot a 2-under-par 286 in the second round of the UCF Challenge on Monday at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando. The Spartans are 8-under-par 568 (282-286) and tied with No. 3 Kent State for second place, one shot behind Miami for the tournament lead.
The 13th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team is in first place after the opening round of the UCF Challenge at Eagle Creek Golf Club in Orlando, Florida. The Spartans shot a 6-under-par 282 on Sunday to occupy the top spot, five shots better than second-place Miami.
For the second straight year, Michigan State senior golfer Allyson Geer-Park has received an invitation to play in the Augusta National Women’s Amateur. Geer-Park will be one of the 72 top amateur players from around the world to compete in the tournament, April 1-4, which will take place at Augusta National Golf Club.
A pair of former Spartan standouts have earned LPGA Tour status for 2020. Sarah Burnham and Liz Nagel both finished in the top 45 of the LPGA Q-Series this past week in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Nagel finished the eight-round tournament 1-under-par 571 and tied for 16th place, while Burnham was even-par 572 and tied for 20th place.
The 10th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team moved up three spots on the final day of The Landfall Tradition to take sixth place at 10-over-par 874 (299-289-286).