Men's Golf

    Hoosiers to Open Spring at Big Ten Match Play Championship

    Go Hoosiers! Brant Peaper
    Go Hoosiers!
    Brant Peaper
    Go Hoosiers!

    Feb. 7, 2012

    Complete Big Ten Match Play Championship Bracket

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 31 Golfweek/Sagarin, No. 31 Golfstat) will open the 2012 spring season at the Big Ten Match Play Championship on February 10-11 in Bradenton, Fla. at The Concession Golf Club.

    The Hoosiers are seeded No. 3 in the event and will await the winner of the match between No. 6 Ohio State and No. 11 Wisconsin. Seeding and lineups are set based on end-of-fall season rankings.

    Live scoring of the Big Ten Match Play Championship will be provided by the AJGA and be found here: Big Ten Match Play Scoring

    THE HOOSIER LINEUP (Fall 2011 Average)
    1 - Chase Wright (71.67)
    2 - David Mills (72.87)
    3 - Brant Peaper (74.27)
    4 - Corey Ziedonis (74.00)
    5 - Andrew Fogg (73.89)
    6 - David Erdy (75.50)

    THE TEAMS (Golfstat Ranking)
    1 - Illinois (23)
    2 - Iowa (30)
    3 - INDIANA (31)
    4 - Purdue (49)
    5 - Michigan State (69)
    6 - Ohio State (72)
    7 - Northwestern (77)
    8 - Minnesota (83)
    9 - Michigan (89)
    10 - Penn State (162)
    11 - Wisconsin (163)
    12 - Nebraska (181)

    The Concession Golf Club is a par-72, 7470 yard layout, designed by Jack Nicklaus in association with Tony Jacklin. The track has compiled numerous awards and honors, including being listed at No. 65 among Golf Digest's 2012 America's 75 Toughest Golf Courses list.

    A LOOK BACK...
    Indiana entered the 2011 Big Ten Match Play as the No. 7 seed and marched into the semifinals with wins over No. 10 Wisconsin (6-0), No. 2 Iowa (4-2), and No. 3 Ohio State (3-3, tiebreaker). The Hoosiers fell to No. 4 Northwestern in the finale, 4-2. Mills and Ziedonis led the way for the Hoosiers, each posting 4-0 records. Indiana won the inaugural Big Ten Match Play Championship in 2009.



    The Hoosiers feature a pair of veterans that have made their way up the record books during their careers with the Cream and Crimson. Senior Chase Wright is third on the Indiana career scoring average list at 73.20, while fellow senior David Erdy is sixth at 73.57. The pair has combined for 27 top-10 finishes throughout their careers at IU.

    Sophomore David Mills carried over his solid freshman campaign into a stellar fall season as a sophomore, recording a season average of 72.67. Through 51 rounds at IU, Mills has a career average of 73.55, good for fifth on the IU all-time list.

    The Big Ten Match Play Championship is filmed by the Big Ten Network and aired as a highlight show throughout the year beginning on Sunday, March 11 at noon.


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