Oct. 2, 2012
OLYMPIA FIELDS, Ill. -
The Indiana Men's Golf team closed out the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational on Tuesday with a final round team score of 296 (+16), giving them a three-round team total of 887 (+47) and a tie for tenth place with Illinois and Clemson.
"We had our opportunities and hung in there pretty tough," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "We let some shots slip away and didn't take advantage of the par 5's. Besides that we played OK, and playing OK in a field like this gets you a tie for 10th. "
David Mills closed the tournament with a steady 3-over par round of 73, while Hugo Menendez also carded a 73 in his final round. Andrew Fogg and Brant Peaper both closed with 75's in their final rounds and Corey Ziedonis posted his second straight 79.
For the tournament, Peaper and Menendez finished tied for 20th individually with three-round totals of 218 (+8). It is the sixth consecutive tournament in which Peaper has finished in the top 25, dating back to the last two tournament of the 2011-12 season.
Mills also played his second consecutive solid round of golf to finish in a tie for 32nd at 223. Fogg posted a three-round score of 230 to tie for 60th and Corey Ziedonis saw his streak of five straight top 25s come to a close with a tie for 65th finish at 233.
Menendez played the par 3 holes in 3-under par for the tournament, tied for the best of any player in the field. He also logged a total of 13 birdies, which was second-best among the participants.
Arkansas, who led after rounds one and two, cruised to the victory with a team score of 854 (+14), which was 13 strokes better than Florida in second place. Individual medalist honors went to Patrick Rodgers of Stanford, who was the only player in the field to finish the tournament under par with a score of 207 (-3).
Indiana will be off until Oct. 21-23 when they play in the Isleworth Collegiate at Isleworth Golf Club in Windermere, Fla.
Team Scores (After Round 2)
1) Arkansas 854 (283-278-293)
2) Florida 867 (295-286-286)
3) Florida State 869 (293-285-291)
T4) Duke 873 (291-291-291)
T4) Stanford 873 (297-285-291)
T6) Northwestern 875 (288-290-297)
T6) Auburn 875 (289-284-302)
8) Oklahoma State 876 (293-287-296)
9) SMU 879 (299-289-291)
T10) Indiana 887 (300-291-296)
T10) Clemson 887 (301-291-295)
T10) Illinois 887 (295-297-295)
13) Augusta State 894 (305-288-301)
14) Purdue 903 (297-299-307)
Indiana Individual Scores
T20 Brant Peaper 218 (73-70-75)
T20 Hugo Menendez 218 (77-68-73)
T32 David Mills 223 (76-74-73)
T60 Andrew Fogg 230 (76-79-75)
T65 Corey Ziedonis 233 (75-79-79)