Men's golf tops Michigan State by three, 308-311
Amid blustery conditions that sent scores soaring, the JU men’s golf team topped Michigan State, 308-311, in an 18-hole head-to-head match at the Timuquana Country Club on Saturday.

Michigan State’s Andrew Ladwig posted the best score of the day, carding an even-par 72.

Will Braude posted the best score for JU with a three-over par 75, one of just five scores in the 70s among the 11 golfers that teed off. Braude, a former club champion at Timuquana, was two-over par after three holes before rallying over the final 15 holes to lead the Dolphins.

“I’m pleased with how we handled the conditions and how we performed today,” said JU head coach Mike Blackburn. “Michigan State is a very good team and this is a good win to start the final few weeks of the season.”

The Dolphins got a pair of four-over par 76s from Bobby Fredeking and Taylor Szyndlar. Fredeking opened the round with a 20-foot birdie putt on the first, which was the longest putt made by either team all day.

Szyndlar, who battled a cold putter all day, kept hitting the ball well and gave himself a number of chances to keep a score that counted.

Stephen Healy shot a nine-over par 81 to round out the Dolphins team score. Justin Jones shot a 14-over par 86 that was dropped from the score. Trey Douglas played as an individual and shot a 13-over par, 85.

The Spartans got a three-over par 75 from Jack Newman, but Chris Mory, James Ross and Matthew Moseley each shot a 10-over par, 82, with two counting towards the team score.

The Dolphins are back in action on April 9 as the participate in the Kentucky Bluegrass Classic.