East Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan State men’s golf team will begin play in the NCAA Bryan Regional on Monday morning at the Traditions Club in Bryan, Texas.

The Spartans are making their fifth NCAA regional appearance in the last seven years. The Spartans are ranked No. 7 in the region and were one of 13 teams selected to compete at the Traditions Club.

The Bryan Regional is one of six regionals held nationally, with 81 teams competing. The top five teams from each region will then advance to the national championships, which will be played May 27-June 1 at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona.

“We are delighted to have the opportunity to continue playing,” the head coach said. Casey Lubahn mentioned. “I told the guys last week that it has become what we expected here, but you also have to realize what a special opportunity you have in front of you. That said, we are going to compete and we want to be in the top five. .teams that will have the chance to continue playing in Arizona later this month.”

The Spartans will kick off Monday morning between 9:25 a.m. and 10:09 a.m. ET, playing alongside SMU and Boise State.

NCAA BRYAN REGIONAL

Appointment: From Monday 16 May to Wednesday 18 May

Course: Traditions Club, Bryan-College Station, Texas

By/yardage: 72/7.146

Format: Stroke play, 54 holes / Play five, count four

Live statistics: golfstat

Program:
Monday – 18 holes with tee times starting at 9 a.m.
Tuesday – 18 holes with tee times starting at 9 a.m.
Wednesday – 18 holes with tee times starting at 9 a.m.



THE COURT (Golfstat ranking)
In order of regional seeding, the Bryan Regional includes Pepperdine (6), Texas A&M (12), Georgia (13), Tennessee (19), Kansas (29), Arizona (33), Michigan State (42) , SMU (43), Boise State (55), Oregon State (57), Colorado State (69), Southeast Louisiana (177), and South Texas (265).



MSU RANGE
No. 1 – James Piot
No. 2 – Ashton McCulloch
No. 3 – August Meekhof
No. 4 – Brad Smithson
No. 5 – Troy Taylor



THE CLUB OF TRADITIONS
Traditions Club is a private golf club and residential community in the Bryan-College Station area. Nestled among majestic native hardwoods, rolling hills, the natural banks of Turkey Creek and the Texas A&M Science Center, Traditions Club is a Jack Nicklaus and Jack Nicklaus II Design championship course.



MSU IN NCAA REGIONALS
Michigan State is making its fifth NCAA regional appearance in the last seven years. MSU set a program record by reaching four consecutive regions between 2016 and 2019. In 2019, playing in the Pullman Regional in Washington State, the Spartans missed the cut finishing in seventh place at 12 under 828 (273-283-272). MSU shot a program-record 8-under 272 in the final round and moved up three spots, but fell just short of the top five teams that qualified for the NCAA championships.

After the 2020 tournament was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Spartans narrowly missed out on a regional selection in 2021, but the current senior James Piot was selected to play as an individual and later qualified for the NCAA Championship.

LAST TIME OUT
Michigan State entered the final nine in the final round in a home-and-away battle with Illinois, but fell short and finished in second place at the Big Ten Championships, held at the Pete Dye Race at the French Lick Resort in Indiana. . Michigan State, ranked No. 46 in the nation by Golfstat, closed the tournament on Sunday posting a par 309 of 21 over to end the three-day, 54-hole event at a par 886 of 22 over. above. August Meekhof was MSU’s top finisher, tied for third at 1 on the par 217. He was named to the Big Ten Championship Team.