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).
The 10th-ranked Michigan State women’s golf team will cap its fall schedule this weekend with The Landfall Tradition in Wilmington, North Carolina. The 54-hole tournament, which will take place at the Country Club of Landfall, will run Friday – Sunday.
The Michigan State men’s golf team played its final 18 holes of the fall on Monday with the third round of the Quail Valley Intercollegiate in Vero Beach, Florida. The Spartans shot a 3-under-par 285 on Monday and ended the tournament 18-under-par 846 (284-277-285), which put them in seventh place in the 14-team tournament at Quail Valley Golf Club.
The Michigan State men’s golf team will conclude its fall schedule with the Quail Valley Intercollegiate this weekend in Vero Beach, Florida. The seventh annual event will take place at Quail Valley Golf Club, Sunday (36 holes) and Monday (18 holes).
Michigan State sophomore Valery Plata was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week, it was announced by the conference office on Wednesday (Oct. 16). Plata is the third Spartan to be named the conference’s golfer of the week this season and it’s the first such honor of her career.
The Michigan State men’s golf team is 11-over-par 579 (285-294) and tied for seventh place after two rounds at the Fighting Irish Classic on Monday at the Warren Golf Course on the campus of Notre Dame.