Spartans begin play at Folds of Honor Collegiate on Monday
East Lansing, Michigan – The Michigan State Men’s Golf Team is back in action on Monday, Sept. 26, as host of Folds of Honor Collegiate at American Dunes Golf Course in Grand Haven, Michigan.
The three-day, 54-hole course runs until Wednesday, September 28. The 18-team course will play 18 holes each day.
The Spartans are hosting the first event along with The Folds of Honor, American Dunes and the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA).
Proceeds from the tournament will benefit the Folds of Honor and the GCAA Presidential Scholar Fund.
Date: From Monday September 26 to Wednesday September 28
Course: American Dunes Golf Course
Live score: golfstat
By/yardage: 71 / 7293
Format: Stroke play, 54 holes, play five, count four
Program: Monday – Rounds 1 starting with a shotgun tee at 10:30 a.m. (holes 1 and 10)
Tuesday – Round 2 starting with a shotgun tee at 9:30 a.m. (holes 1 and 10)
Wednesday – Round 2 starting with a shotgun tee at 9:30 a.m. (holes 1 and 10)
1. August Meekhof
2. Troy Taylor II
3. Drew Hacket
4. Ashton McCulloch
5. Bradley Smithson
(Rankings by Golfstat) Air Force, Arizona (No. 27), Army, Central Michigan, Clemson (No. 24), Eastern Michigan, Florida State (No. 23), Grandy Valley State, Illinois (No. 18), Kansas (No. No. 29), Liberty (No. 35), Michigan State (No. 46), Navy, NC State (No. 37), Oregon State (No. 55), Texas Southern, UCLA and Virginia Union.
American Dunes Golf Club is a signature Jack Nicklaus golf course that honors the military and commemorates the birthplace of Folds of Honor. The facility, which is located a few hundred yards from the eastern shore of Lake Michigan, is a dune-like course, utilizing the dramatic local topography and sand base that blankets the property. The course is a par 72 that measures 7,213 yards and has rolling and generous fairways.
ABOUT HONOR FOLDS
Folds of Honor is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides scholarships to spouses and children of service members who have fallen or become disabled while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Our scholarships support private school tuition or tutoring from K-12, tuition for college, technical, or business studies, and postgraduate work, including a master’s degree , a doctorate or a professional program. Applications for a second bachelor’s degree or business/technical program certification are also accepted. Since its inception in 2007, Folds of Honor has awarded more than 35,000 scholarships totaling more than $160 million across all 50 states. Among the students served, 41% belong to minorities. It is rated as a four-star charity by Charity Navigator and Platinum on GuideStar. It was founded by Lt. Col. Dan Rooney, the only F-16 fighter pilot and PGA Professional, who is currently stationed at Eglin AFB, Florida as a member of the 301st Fighter Squadron. For more information or to donate towards a Folds of Honor scholarship, visit foldsofhonor.org.
“Playing in the Honor Ranks means a lot to our team. It’s a very special environment and something I’ve never played in before. This week I’ll be playing for our veterans and active military members who have done the greatest sacrifice one can make. As it says in John 15:9-17, “There is no greater love than this, to lay down his life for his friends.” This week is not about It will be very special to play in this event recognizing the great sacrifices our veterans have made for our freedom.” – MSU junior August Meekhof