Final Round Surge Pushes Indiana To Sixth Place Finish at Talis Park Challenge
March 17, 2014
NAPLES, Fla. - Using a final round team score 299, the second best team score of the day, the Indiana men's golf team posted a sixth place finish out of 14 teams at the Talis Park Challenge on Monday. The Hoosiers were led in the final round by senior David Mills' 1-over par round of 73.
"We got off to a solid start in the tournament yesterday," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "With three freshmen in the lineup, we had to depend on them. We stumbled home towards the end of the first round and that carried over into the second round. But today, we played well and were right there with everyone else so we just have to keep learning each time out and continue to grind through each round."
Mills finished in a tie for ninth place individually (221); his third top 10 finish of the season, after posting five birdies, four bogeys and one double bogey for a 73. The senior from Evansville tied for third on the week with 11 birdies.
Sophomore Max Kollin logged his third top 25 finish of the season as he carded a 2-over par 74 in his final round to tie fro 25th place individually with a total score of 229.
Freshman Will Seger came in with a final round 75 to give him a score of 230 for the tournament and tie for 28th individually. The other two freshmen in the lineup, Keegan Vea and Andrew Havill, came in at 51st and 63rd, respectively.
Playing as individuals only, Hugo Menendez checked in with a 16th place finish after his final round 83, Nicholas Grubnich registered an 85 on Monday for a T33 finish while Andrew Fogg, who led the tournament in pars with 36, had a score of 80 to finish T33 with Grubnich.
Indiana's next tournament will be the Irish Creek Collegiate on April 5-6 in North Carolina.
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