Feb. 9, 2013
BRADENTON, Fla. - The Indiana Men's Golf team opened Saturday with a 3-0-2 win against Purdue at The Concessions Golf Club in the consolation bracket of the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
"It was tough coming back after losing a close match yesterday to Ohio State," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "Obviously there was plenty of motivation to play Purdue and that was the best thing that could happen for us. We dominated for most of the match and it was great to see Andrew Fogg coming away with the win and Corey Ziedonis got a win as well, so that was big."
Indiana, the No. 4 seed, will now play No. 1 seed Northwestern in the Fifth Place match on Saturday afternoon.
At the No. 1 spot, Brant Peaper halved his match with Purdue's Adam Schenk after leading for most of the round, but not by more than a 2-up margin.
Michael McGee, playing in the No. 2 spot for Indiana, jumped out in front of Purdue's Justin Cho on the first hole and never looked back on his way to a 5&3 victory.
Indiana's Corey Ziedonis also jumped out to a lead after the first hole of his matchup with Purdue's David Cooke and never trailed, but did need to win the 18th hole to claim his 1-up victory after Cooke had squared the match on the 17th hole.
The No. 4 matchup pitted David Mills (Indiana) against Jakob Ziegler (Purdue) and it was a back-and-forth round. Neither player was able to hold more than a 1-up advantage and it was Mills that won the final hole to halve the match.
The final pairing saw Andrew Fogg
make his match play debut for the Hoosiers, replacing Hugo Menendez
in the lineup. Fogg took on Ben-Marvin Egel from Purdue and took the early lead only to see Egel rally back to take a 3-up lead after seven holes. But Fogg mounted his charge and the group went to the 18th hole all square before Fogg claimed the final hole for the win.
Indiana wins, 3-0-2
1) Brant Peaper (IND) halved Adam Schenk (PUR)
2) Michael McGee (IND) defeated Justin Cho (PUR), 5&3
3) Corey Ziedonis (IND) defeated David Cooke (PUR), 1-up
4) David Mills (IND) halved Jakob Ziegler (PUR)
5) Andrew Fogg (IND) defated Ben-Marvin Egel (PUR), 1-up