The Michigan State women’s golf team wrapped up its season-opening tournament, the Cougar Classic, at Yeamans Hall Club in Hanahan, South Carolina on Tuesday. The Spartans shot a 12-over-par 300 in Tuesday’s final round and ended the tournament 14-over-par 878 (291-287-300) and in 12th place.
The Michigan State women’s golf team is 2-over-par 578 (291-287) after two rounds of play on Monday at the Cougar Classic hosted by the College of Charleston in Hanahan, South Carolina. Georgia, which is one of 11 teams in the field of 17 that was selected to compete in last year’s NCAA Regionals, leads the tournament at Yeamans Hall Club at 16-under-par 560.
The Michigan State men’s golf team took third place in the Gopher Invitational, which wrapped up with the final round on Monday at Windsong Farm Golf Club in Independence, Minnesota. The Spartans were 2-over-par 286 on Monday and finished the event 5-under-par 847 (276-285-286). Kansas and Notre Dame, which were two of six teams in the Gopher Invite field that competed in last year’s NCAA Regionals, shared the team title at 14-under-par 838.
Michigan State senior James Piot has been selected as The Ben Hogan Award’s August Golfer of the Month following committee and social media voting, the organization announced on Friday, Sept. 10. It’s the first honor collected by a Spartan golfer since the monthly award was formed in the summer of 2019.
Michigan State men’s golfers James Piot and Troy Taylor II were part of a trio named Big Ten Golfers of the Week, the conference office announced on Wednesday (Sept. 8). Taylor and Piot shared the honor with Indiana’s Drew Salyers. Piot and Taylor tied for medalist honors at last week’s Island Resort Intercollegiate where the Spartans also won as a team. Both Spartans shot a 7-under-par 209, which bettered the third-place finishers by four shots.
Michigan State’s James Piot is one of three finalists for the Ben Hogan Award’s August Golfer of the Month, the organization announced on Wednesday (Sept. 8). Piot joins Mark Goetz of West Virginia and Max Sekulic of Washington State as the finalists for the August award.
The Michigan State men’s golf team won its season-opening tournament on Monday with a dominating performance. The Spartans topped the 10-team field of the Island Resort Intercollegiate at Sage Run Golf Club with a 15-under-par 849 (278-281-290), which was 23 shots better than second-place UCF and 31 strokes ahead of third-place Michigan.
The Michigan State men’s golf team leads the season-opening Island Resort Intercollegiate after two rounds by 16 shots. The Spartans are 17-under-par 559 (278-281) after two rounds on Sunday at Sage Run Golf Club in Harris, Michigan, and lead second-place Michigan by 16 strokes. UCF is in third place at 6-over-par 582.
The Michigan State men’s golf team opens the 2021-22 season this weekend with the Island Resort Intercollegiate on Sunday and Monday at Sage Run Golf Club in Harris, Michigan. The event, which is hosted by South Dakota State, begins at 7:40 a.m. on Sunday with 36 holes and then concludes with the final round on Monday, which is also scheduled to begin at 7:40 a.m.
Michigan State’s Valery Plata, Leila Raines, and Valentina Rossi have all been named to the Big Ten’s Women’s Golfers to Watch list, it was announced by the conference on Tuesday (Aug. 31). The Spartans, who captured the 2021 Big Ten championship, will begin the new season Sept. 13-14 in Charleston, S.C., at the Cougar Classic.
With the beginning of the season slated for this weekend, the Big Ten Conference announced its preseason honorees on Tuesday (Aug. 31) with its Golfers to Watch List. Michigan State’s James Piot, Bradley Smithson, and Troy Taylor II were all named to the list, which is selected by the conference coaches.
Michigan State’s James Piot is the 2021 U.S. Amateur Champion. Piot defeated Austin Greaser of the University of North Carolina 2 & 1 in the championship match on Sunday at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pa. Piot trailed Greaser by three after 27 holes on Sunday, but four straight wins and five out of six for Piot gave him a lead he would not relinquish.
Michigan State’s James Piot will play for the U.S. Amateur Championship. Piot defeated Nick Gabrelcik 4&3 in the semifinals on Saturday afternoon at Oakmont Country Club in Oakmont, Pennsylvania and will meet Austin Greaser in the 36-hole championship match on Sunday beginning at 9 a.m. Golf Channel will air the match from 3-4 p.m. and coverage will then continue on NBC from 4-6 p.m.
After a long, pressure-packed Friday, Michigan State’s James Piot has moved on to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur Championship. Piot began the day at Oakmont Country Club with the round of 16 where he defeated Thomas Hutchinson, 4&3. In the quarterfinals, which began fewer than two hours later, he topped Matthew Sharpstene, 3&1, to earn a spot in Saturday’s semifinals.
The Michigan State men’s golf program has released its schedule for the upcoming 2021-22 season. The Spartans will play six tournaments this fall and then five more in the spring leading up to the 2022 Big Ten Championships, April 29-May 1 in French Lick, Indiana.
It’s not like James Piot needs any motivation entering this week’s U.S. Amateur. The Michigan State stud golfer has been thinking about it for almost a full year, after he finished runner-up in stroke play in 2020, only to be eliminated in his second match. He gets his crack at redemption starting Monday, at historic Oakmont Country Club in Pennsylvania — just two days after Michigan State sophomore-to-be Valentina Rossi made the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur, before falling on the 18th hole.
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It was another deep run in the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship for a member of the Michigan State women’s golf team. A year after Michigan State’s Valery Plata made it to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur, sophomore Valentina Rossi put together a run of her own in 2021, as she also reached the semifinals of the nation’s premiere amateur event.
For the second straight year a Michigan State Spartan will be competing in the semifinals of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship. Sophomore Valentina Rossi of Rosario, Argentina will meet Yu-Chiang Hou of Chinese Taipei at 1:15 p.m. on Saturday with the winner moving on to face either Jensen Castle or Rachel Heck in Sunday’s Championship at Westchester Country Club in Rye, New York.
Michigan State senior James Piot added to his long list of accolades on Monday (July 12) as he was named to the PING Honorable Mention All-American Team, it was announced by the Golf Coaches Association of America. The honor is the first of Piot’s career as the last Spartan to garner honorable mention All-America accolades was Ryan Brehm in 2008.