Indiana Wraps Up Season at NCAA Central Regional
May 22, 2010
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Indiana's bid to advance to the NCAA Men's Golf Championship came up just short as the NCAA Central Regional wrapped up Saturday afternoon. The Hoosiers finished in ninth place, three shots behind fifth-place LSU, the final team to qualify for the championship round.
IU posted a 1-under-par score of 279 on Saturday for a three-round total of 850 (285-286-279). Stanford (830) led the 14-team field followed by Florida State (834), Florida (838), Duke (839) and LSU (847).
Notre Dame hosted the regional at the Warren Golf Course. The top-five teams advanced to the NCAA Championship (June 1-6).
Sophomore David Erdy was the Hoosiers top finisher, sharing 11th place with a 1-under 209. Erdy shot an even-par 70 for the second straight round after he carded a 69 in round one. Florida State's Drew Kittleson claimed medalist honors at 6-under 204 (69-67-68).
Fellow sophomore Chase Wright bounced back nicely from a 75 in the middle round and matched Erdy's final-round 70. Wright concluded the regional tied for 28th place at 213 (68-75-70).
Senior Alex Martin closed out his career with the team's best 18 of the regional, as he shot a 3-under 67. Martin played the final 36 holes at 2-under and his 214 (76-71-67) was good for a share of 32nd.
A pair of true freshmen rounded out the Hoosier lineup in their first taste of NCAA action. Brant Peaper tied for 43rd at 217 with scores of 73, 70 and 74.
Corey Ziedonis finished the regional with a 2-over 72 for a 224 total. Ziedonis shared 59th place with rounds of 75, 77 and 72.
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