Hoosiers Finish Tied For Fourth at Big Ten Championships
April 28, 2013
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - The Indiana men's golf team posted its second straight team score of 300 during Sunday's final round at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick to finish tied with Ohio State for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship. The Hoosiers' four round team score of 1190 (299-291-300-300) was 38-over par.
"We got some really nice play from David Mills," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer, "along with some nice contributions by Michael McGee and Corey Ziedonis. For us to play the way we did with Brant struggling the last two days is a testament to the depth on this team."
Junior David Mills consistency over the weekend led to his second straight top 10 finish at the event, after he posted a 1-over par 73 in the final round. His overall score of 295 (+7) was good for a tie for eighth place this year after he finished fourth last year. He was 2-over par on his front nine and took a double bogey on the tenth hole before carding three birdies and five pars over the final eight holes.
Senior Brant Peaper finished the tournament in a tie for 17th place individually despite posting a 81 in Sunday's final round to give him a total score of 300 (+12). It is his second finish of 21st or better at the Big Ten Championship in as many years. His second round 68 proved to be the best round of the tournament.
Senior Michael McGee carded steady round of 75 on Sunday to give him a final score of 302 (+14) and a tie for 25th in his first appearance at the Big Ten Championship. McGee had 14 pars on his round along with one birdie, two bogeys and a double bogey.
Another senior, Corey Ziedonis, once again matched McGee with a final round 75 to give him a total score for the weekend of 302 (+14) and a tie for 25th.. He started off strong with back-to-back birdies on holes 2 and 3, followed by six bogeys over the next 14 holes before a strong birdie on the final hole. The tie for 25th is the third time in his career that he has finished the Big Ten Championship in 25th or better.
Sophomore Andrew Fogg registered a total score of 309 (+21) for the tournament after his final round 77 on Sunday to put him in a tie for 43rd in his first appearance in the Big Ten Championship. He was 1-under par after the first six holes but four straight bogeys followed. He then birdied two of his next four holes but played the final four holes in 4-over par.
The tie for fourth place extends the Hoosiers run of finishing sixth or better at the Big Ten Championship 12 straight seasons.
The team championship was claimed by Illinois, topping second place Minnesota by nine shots. The Fighting Illini also had the individual medalist as Thomas Peiters finished the tournament at 4-under par 284.
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