Men's Golf

    Hoosiers Set to Open Spring Season at Big Red Shootout

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    Feb. 3, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 25 Golfweek-Sagarin/No. 33 Golfstat) will open the spring season on Saturday at the Big Red Shootout in Naples, Fla. Indiana will take on Ball State (No. 85 Golfweek-Sagarin/No. 63 Golfstat) in a 36-hole match play competition at Grey Oaks Country Club.

    Each team will compete with six players and there will be an 18-hole match on the Pine Course, as well as an 18-hole match on the Estuary Course at Grey Oaks. The morning matches will begin at 8:30 a.m. ET and the afternoon session is slated to begin at 1:30 p.m. ET.

    Head Coach Mike Mayer and the Hoosiers will have a lineup of Chase Wright, David Mills, Brant Peaper, Corey Ziedonis, Hugo Menendez, and Kyle Perry. They will matchup with a Ball State's Eric Steger, Tyler Merkel, TJ Carpenter, Tony Lazzara, Joe Gasser, and Alex Stinson.

    MORNING MATCHUPS (8:30 a.m.)
    1 - Chase Wright, Indiana vs. 1 - Eric Steger, Ball State
    2 - David Mills, Indiana vs. 2 - Tyler Merkel, Ball State
    3 - Brant Peaper, Indiana vs. 3 - TJ Carpenter, Ball State
    4 - Corey Ziedonis, Indiana vs. 4 - Tony Lazzara, Ball State
    5 - Hugo Menendez, Indiana vs. 5 - Joe Gasser, Ball State
    6 - Kyle Perry, Indiana vs. 6 - Alex Stinson, Ball State

     

     

    AFTERNOON MATCHUPS (1:30 p.m.)
    1 - Chase Wright, Indiana vs. 2 - Tyler Merkel, Ball State
    2 - David Mills, Indiana vs. 1 - Eric Steger, Ball State
    3 - Brant Peaper, Indiana vs. 4 - Tony Lazzara, Ball State
    4 - Corey Ziedonis, Indiana vs. 3 - TJ Carpenter, Ball State
    5 - Hugo Menendez, Indiana vs. 6 - Alex Stinson, Ball State
    6 - Kyle Perry, Indiana vs. 5 - Joe Gasser, Ball State

    MATCH PLAY SUCCESS
    The two Hoosiers in this year's Big Red Shootout lineup with previous collegiate match play experience have had a great deal of success in the format. Junior Chase Wright is 7-3 during his Indiana career, including a 5-2 record in 2010. Wright had an impressive 4-0 performance at the 2010 Callaway Collegiate Match Play Championship. Sophomore Brant Peaper also competed in the Callaway Match Play, finishing the event with a 3-1 mark.

    ERDY AT THE JONES CUP
    Junior David Erdy, a mainstay in the Hoosier lineup, will not compete in the Big Red Shootout, as the Boonville, Ind. native will be taking part in the 2011 Jones Cup Invitational on Feb. 4-6. The prestigious event is held at the Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Ga. Click here for more information on the Jones Cup.

    "INSIDE THE PGA TOUR" WITH JEFF OVERTON
    Former Hoosier standout and current PGA Tour member Jeff Overton recently hosted "Inside the PGA Tour" on the Golf Channel. The show included appearances by Indiana head coach Mike Mayer and strength and conditioning coach Je'Ney Jackson. Click here to view the show.

    A LOOK AHEAD
    Following the Big Red Shootout, the Indiana men's golf program will hold an alumni event at Quail West in Naples, Fla. on Sunday, Feb. 6.

    The Hoosiers will stay with the match play theme next weekend as they head to PGA National-The Champions Course for the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Palm Beach, Fla. The event will give the Hoosiers, as well as the rest of the Big Ten, a championship venue as it is being held two weeks prior to the PGA Tour's Honda Classic at the same course.

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