Hoosiers Finish Third at NYX Hoosier Invitational
April 8, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 32 Golfweek-Sagarin/No. 31 Golfstat) posted a 1-under 283 in the final round of the NYX Hoosier Invitational to finish third with a three-round total of 1-over 853 (285-285-283). The Indiana Crimson team notched a sixth place finish with an 869.
"We played well today and it was a much tougher golf course," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "We still didn't have anything outstanding, which we need. I thought there for awhile that we had a chance to really make up some ground. We got some good things going, but couldn't sustain it throughout the day."
Northwestern matched the Indiana final round total of 283 to capture the team title with an 11-under 841 (281-277-283), with IUPUI coming in second at 852. The Wildcats' Eric Chun grabbed individual medalist honors with a 9-under 204 (69-69-66).
"Everybody can play in this game," said Mayer. "There were a lot of good players out there. Northwestern played well and IUPUI played very, very solid golf. If you don't play at your best it's tough to beat people."
Sophomore David Mills was the top finisher for the Hoosiers, tying for third after a final round 71. Mills finished the tournament with a 4-under 209 (70-68-71) to notch his second top-5 showing of the season.
Senior David Erdy was one of four players breaking 70 on Sunday, posting a 2-under 69 to finish the tournament at 1-under 212 (72-71-69) and tied for seventh.
Senior Chase Wright and junior Brant Peaper each tied for 18that 4-over total. Peaper posted an even-par 71 (73-73-71---217) in the final round, while Wright notched a 1-over 72 (72-73-72---217). Wright's top-25 finish marks the sixth of the season for the Muncie, Ind. native.
Junior Corey Ziedonis tied for 30th after posting a 2-over 73 on Sunday to finish with a 6-over 219 (71-75-73).
The Crimson team was led by Nicholas Grubnich, as the freshman wrapped up his final round with an even-par 71 to notch a 217 (72-74-71) total and tie for 18th.
Sophomore Hugo Menendez recorded his second career top-25 finish, tying for 25th with a 5-over 218 (75-69-74) total.
Junior Michael McGee and freshman Andrew Fogg were next on the leaderboard with each finishing in a tie for 30th. McGee fired a final round 3-over 74 (70-75-74---219), while Fogg posted a 5-over 76 (75-68-76---219).
Junior Kyle Perry ended the tournament at 11-over 224 (75-71-78) after a final round 78. Fellow junior John Beringer fired his best round of the weekend on Sunday, posting a 1-over 72 to tie for 48th at 223 (77-74-72).
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