Hoosiers Finish Big Ten Championships In 8th; Grubnich Earns Top 10
May 4, 2014
FRENCH LICK, Ind. - The scoring conditions for Sunday's final round of the Big Ten Championships were dramatically improved from the first two days and junior Nicholas Grubnich used those conditions to finish in a tie for seventh individually with a total score of 299 (+11).
As a team, the Hoosiers entered the day in eighth place and that's where they finished the tournament after posting a team score of 1215 for the four rounds. The team carded its best score of the tournament in Sunday's final round with a 296.
The top 10 finish for Grubnich is his second of the season (NYX Hoosier Invitational) and third of his career. After battling his way through Saturday's third round, Grubnich came out on fire over his first 12 holes, recording six birdies and two bogeys. And although he did post two bogeys coming in the final six holes, he still positioned himself near the top of the leaderboard.
Senior David Mills grinded out a 74 in his final round to leave him with a score of 306 for the weekend and a tie for 31st. Joining him in a tie for 31st was senior Hugo Menendez, who closed out his career at IU with a strong showing amongst the conference's best. He was just one over after his first nine holes before finishing the second nine at 3-over par for a final round score of 74.
Minnesota claimed the team title, defeating Illinois, the defending champion, by three strokes.
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