Hoosiers Win Firestone Invitational, Erdy Co-Medalist
Oct. 12, 2010
AKRON, Ohio -
The Indiana University men's golf team captured the 2010 Firestone Invitational title on Tuesday at the Firestone Country Club-North Course in Akron, Ohio after posting a 3-under par 285 in the final round to top Notre Dame by one stroke.
Indiana and Notre Dame were the only teams to finish under par in the 13-team field. The Hoosiers wrapped up the event with a 15-under 849, while the Fighting Irish came in at 850. New Mexico State finished a distant third with an 867.
Junior David Erdy led the charge for Indiana, earning co-medalist honors with Maryland's John Popeck. Erdy was 9-under for the tournament, finishing with a three-round total of 207 (70-65-72).
The Hoosiers received strong play throughout their lineup over the course of the tournament, which included six rounds under par and four players notching top ten finishes.
"Any time you can get four players in the top-10, that's always a good thing," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "We aren't looking forward to this six-hour ride back to Bloomington, but it sure makes it a lot better coming back with some trophies."
Junior Chase Wright was the low Hoosier during the final round, coming through with a 2-under 70 (72-72-70=214), giving the Muncie, Ind. native a sixth place finish. Sophomore Brant Peaper was one shot back overall with a 1-under 215 (74-69-72), tying for seventh. Freshman David Mills tied for 10th, finishing with an even par 216 (75-67-74).
Sophomore Kyle Perry had a strong final round during his first tournament competition as a Hoosier, firing a 1-under 71 (78-78-71=227). Perry finished in a tie for 48th.
Freshman Hugo Menendez also posted a 227 (79-75-73), competing in the event as an individual. It marked the first collegiate tournament for Menendez.
The Hoosiers will be back in action at the Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at Turtle Point GC in Kiawah Island, S.C. on November 1-2.
*Competed as an individual
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