Hoosiers Open Spring with Ninth Place Finish at Snowman Getaway
Feb. 25, 2014
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - In the first medal play tournament of the spring portion of the schedule, the Indiana men's golf team finished ninth at the Snowman Getaway at the Palm Valley Golf Club. The Hoosiers fired a team score of 291 in Tuesday's final round, giving them a team total of 868 over the three rounds.
"I'm pleased with how the freshmen played these last two days, especially Andrew Havill," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "All three of them played very well and I think that bodes well for our future. We just need to get everyone clicking at the same time and we have some time to keep working on that before our next tournament."
Freshman Andrew Havill, who was playing in the tournament as an individual, carded three birdies and one bogey on his way to a 2-under par 70 in the final round. His tournament score of 208 (-8) left him in a tie for seventh place on the individual leaderboard, his best finish of the season.
The two freshmen playing on the team - Will Seger and Keegan Vea- both registered rounds under par in the final round. Seger had four birdies and two bogeys on his way to a 2-under par 70 and a tournament total score of 213 (-3), leaving him in a tie for 19th. It is his best finish of the season, topping his T26 at the Pinetree Intercollegiate in the fall. Vea posted a steady round of 1-under par 70 on Tuesday to finish T21 for the tournament with a score of 214 (-2) and his second top 25 tournament finish of the season.
Sophomore Max Kollin finished with a 76 on his final round for an overall score of 221, joining senior David Millsat that same total to tie for 55th place after Mills came in with a 76 in his third round.
Junior Nicholas Grubnichrounded out the team scores with 75 in his final round for a 226 score for the tournament and a tie for 73rd.
Two other players that competed as individuals for the Hoosiers were Andrew Fogg and Hugo Menendez. Fogg finished tied for 42nd with a total score of 219 while Menendez checked in T50 with a score of 220 after his 1-under par 70 in the third round.
Indiana's next tournament will be the Talis Park Challenge in Naples, Fla. on March 16-17.
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