Men's Golf

    Hoosiers Tie for Eighth at NCAA Indiana Regional

    Go Hoosiers! Corey Ziedonis
    Go Hoosiers!
    Corey Ziedonis
    Go Hoosiers!

    May 21, 2011

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    ZIONSVILLE, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team posted a 10-over 294 (293-295-294---882) in Saturday's final round at the NCAA Indiana Regional at Wolf Run Golf Club to finish tied for eighth with Wake Forest and Florida State. Corey Ziedonis fired a 2-under 69 and just missed a spot in a playoff for the low individual not on a top-five team and a birth to the NCAA Finals. Wake Forest's Lee Bedford birdied the 18th hole to earn the trip to Stillwater, Okla. for the finals.

    Michigan finished 11-under (278-288-275---841) to claim the regional team title. Illinois (-9), Alabama (-5), Tennessee (+13), and Iowa (+13) rounded out the top-five to earn trips to the finals. Illinois Luke Guthrie and Michigan's Lion Kim shared individual medalist honors after each finishing 8-under.

    Ziedonis (70-74-69---213) ended the tournament tied for 11th overall, his best finish of the 2011 campaign. The Indianapolis, Ind. native had seven birdies on the day, including three in his last four holes on his way to a 3-under 32 on his back nine.

    David Mills recorded his best round of the tournament on Saturday, registering an even-par 72 (76-74-72---222) to finish tied for 34th. The freshman had three birdies on the day, before ending the round with a double-bogey on par-4 9th.

    David Erdy and Chase Wright struggled during the final round. Erdy ended with a 6-over 78 (71-74-78---223) to finish 40th, while Wright finished with a 7-over 79 (76-73-79---228) and tied for 52nd.

    Brant Peaper rounded out the Indiana lineup in a tie for 57th after a 3-over 75 (78-76-75---229).

    Indiana Head Coach Mike Mayer
    On the play of Corey Ziedonis:
    "My five guy gets beat out of a playoff to go to the national finals by a birdie putt on the last hole. Corey (Ziedonis) played phenomenally. You take three swings away and he wins this thing by six or seven shots, but we can't do that. I'm really proud of Corey. We just had a great conversation. He's never been in this position before and he comes through in the clutch with a 69 today. It just shows him what he can do and I think he'll take this experience and build from it. He'll really help this program down the road."

    On the Hoosiers' overall play:
    "Overall today was typical of the whole spring. We had our opportunities, but we made some big numbers. We made some mistakes and got a couple of bad breaks. We talked about not making big numbers out here, but today we made those numbers or who knows, we could have made a big move. Overall we just didn't get the kind of play we needed to advance out.

    "When you're playing this competition at this level you can't afford to do anything but play great golf. There were signs of it and there were moments throughout the tournament where we were really good, but we couldn't sustain it throughout the event. We have everybody coming back next year. We will be better next year. We will be stronger next year and we want another shot at this."

    On the event:
    "It was an exceptionally ran tournament by Kit Klingelhoffer, with the help of media relations and sports medicine at IU. From top to bottom it was a first class championship so my hats off to all the crew from Indiana University."




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