Results Thru Round Two
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. - The Indiana Men's Golf team opened the 2012-13 season at Rich Harvest Farms Golf Course, site of the Northern Intercollegiate, with a rocky first round but quickly changed that with a dazzling round two and head into the final round with an eight shot lead over St. Mary's (Calif.).
Indiana recorded a team score of 308 (+24) in the first round but came back to shoot the round of the day, 291 (+7) in round two to take the lead.
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"It was a really tough day on a tough golf course," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said following after the Hoosiers completed round two on Saturday. "I have to be pleased with where we stand but we have our work cut out for us tomorrow. As we saw today, this course is extremely tough and we will have to maintain our discipline, patience and ability to overcome adversity. If we do that, we will be happy with wherever we finish."
Team - Rd. 1 - Rd. 2 - Total - To Par
1) Indiana 308 291 599 +31
2) St. Mary's (CA) 306 301 607 +39
T3) Liberty 308 305 613 +45
T3) UCF 301 312 613 +45
5) Purdue 310 304 614 +46
6) Ball State 317 299 616 +48
7) Virginia 319 300 619 +51
8) Augusta State 309 317 626 +58
9) Iowa State 315 312 627 +59
10) Michigan State 307 322 629 +61
11) Northern Illinois 318 315 633 +65
Indiana Players Scores
T1) Michael McGee
- 145 (+3, 74-71)
T11) Brant Peaper
- 149 (+7, 75-74)
T21) David Mills
- 155 (+13, 80-75)
T23) Hugo Menendez
- 156 (+14, 79-77)
T28) Corey Ziedonis
- 157 (+15, 86-71)
T4) Sean Stone (Individual) - (+5, 76-71)
Senior Michael McGee led the Indiana charge with a two round total of three-over par 145 (74-71), which puts him in a tie for first place individually. Another senior, Brant Peaper, posted a two-round total of seven-over par 149 (75-74) to tie for 11th . Junior David Mills struggled out of the gate and registered a first round score of 80 but came back in round two to shoot 75 and sit at 13-over par. Junior Hugo Menendezcollected rounds of 79 and 77 to get to 14-over par (156).
But the biggest turnaround of the day came from another senior, Corey Ziedonis. He opened with a first round total of 86 (+15) but came back in round to shoot even-par 71 for a two round total of 157 to remain at 15-over par.
And the success continued with freshman Sean Stone, playing in his first collegiate tournament. Competing separate from the team as an individual, Stone did not appear fazed on his way to a two-round score of 147 (+5, 76-71) and a tie for fourth place overall with some players ahead and behind him yet to finish their second rounds.
In round one, the Hoosiers were led by McGee's steady round of 74 (+3) that saw him shoot 37 on the front nine and back nine. Peaper was just one over par after the front nine on his way to a 4-over par round of 75. Menendez finished his first round with a birdie on the 18th hole to finish with an 8-over par round of 79. David Mills round of 80 was the fourth score that counted for the Hoosiers while Corey Ziedonisrounded out the team with an 86.
Playing as an individual in his first collegiate tournament, Stone had two birdies and seven bogeys to post 76 (+5) and finish the first round tied for 14th among all players.
But round two saw the Hoosiers take Rich Harvest Farms by storm, totaling 16 birdies and an eagle in the round compared to just seven birdies in round one.
Ziedonis went out in one-under 34 thanks to birdies on the seventh and eighth holes and then came in in one-over par 37 with a birdie and two bogeys on the back. McGee closed his second round in style with a birdie at 17 and an eagle on the par 5 18th to get to even for the round. Peaper was able to battle through a couple double bogeys with four birdies on his way to a round of 74. Mills was two-over par on both the front and back nine on his way to a 75 and Menendez went out in one-over 36 but found trouble on the back to finish with 77.