March 17, 2013
HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. -
The Indiana men's golf team (No. 62 Golfstat/No. 56 Golfweek) captured the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular championship on Sunday by posting a final round score of 291 to win by two strokes over Purdue. It is the second team title of the season for the Hoosiers and the 26th for head coach Mike Mayer.
Complete Final Results
"It is always gratifying to win a championship and they are always extremely tough to win," Mayer said after Sunday's round. "I thought Virginia Tech played great today and Georgia State and Purdue are both quality programs. We will come back in a couple weeks and try to get another one at the Hoosier Invitational on our home course."
Senior Brant Peaper (Tequesta, Fla.) finished with a final round score of 3-under par 69, putting him in second place individually for the tournament. It is the third time this season he has finished in the top five of a tournament.
"Brant Peaper had another great tournament by a great player," Mayer continued. "I also thought Corey Ziedonis' performance today was huge with a late birdie to keep the momentum. David Mills gathered himself after a rough start and birdied his 17th hole, which was important in helping us win this championship.
Joining Peaper in the top five was Michael McGee after his 75 in Sunday's final round. It is his third finish inside the Top 10 this season and second in his last three medal play tournaments.
Corey Ziedonis posted a 73 in his final round to get inside the Top 10 in a tie for eighth place., his second Top 10 finish this season. And David Mills logged the fourth score that counted on the day for IU with a 74 on his way to a tie for 16th place.
Hugo Menendez shot a final round 80 and finished tied for 67th place.
John Beringer, competing as a individual in the tournament, continued his steady play over the weekend with a 75 in his final round to put him in a tie for 27th overall. After a difficult second round on Saturday, Sean Stone came out on fire en route to a 69 in his final round and moved up from 67th place entering the round to a tie for 32nd at the end of the day. And Max Kollin carded a 84 in the final round to finish in a tie for 92nd.
Next up on the schedule will be the Hoosier Invitational on April 6-7 in Bloomington at the IU Golf Course.
INDIANA INDIVIDUAL SCORES
2) Brant Peaper 213 (72-72-69, -3)
T5) Michael McGee 216 (73-68-75, E)
T8) Corey Ziedonis 218 (70-75-73, +2)
T16) David Mills 222 (77-71-74, +6)
T67) Hugo Menendez 235 (78-77-80, +19)
T27) John Beringer 149 (75-74-75, +8)*
T32) Sean Stone 156 (72-84-69, +9)*
T92) Max Kollin 157 (78-79-84, +25)*
* - playing as individual, score does not count toward team score
1) Indiana 869 (292-286-291, +5)
T2) Purdue 871 (288-289-294, +7)
T2) Virginia Tech 871 (294-293-284, +7)
4) Georgia State 875 (291-294-290, +11)
5) Old Dominion 887 (295-297-295, +23)
T6) Appalachian State 895 (301-293-301, +31)
T6) Florida Atlantic 895 (299-286-301, +31)
8) Murray State 907 (302-296-309, +43)
9) Towson 916 (305-306-305, +52)
10) Hartford 917 (304-305-308, +53)
11) Marquette 918 (310-302-306, +36)
T12) Morehead State 929 (305-307-317, +65)
T12) Connecticut 929 (307-316-306, +65)
14) Western Illinois 931 (313-306-312, +67)
15) Stetson 932 (320-304-308, +68)
16) George Mason 934 (305-311-318, +70)
17) Northern Illinois 935 (311-309-315, +71)
18) Rutgers 958 (313-321-324, +94)