Hoosiers Finally Get to Play; Fall to Belmont University, 289-294
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - Battling a case of cabin fever, the Indiana University men's golf team traveled south this weekend to find one thing...grass.
Once they discovered it at the Legends Club of Tennessee Golf Club, the Hoosiers also found a Belmont University squad thirsty for competition as well.
In the 6-count-4 format, Belmont fired a 289 Saturday, topping the Hoosiers' 294 in the 18-hole Shootout at Belmont.
"We are so grateful that Belmont helped us schedule this at the last moment," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "This gave us a chance to get outside, which was the most important thing at this point. We're rough around the edges and this gave us a chance to see where we are at. Our ball striking was good today, but Belmont was just the better team."
Leading the way for Indiana was senior captain Ben Davidson, who fired an even-par 72 on the 6,700-yard layout. Davidson's classmate, Aldo Jordan, fired a 74, which was also matched by sophomore Heath Peters and freshman Brad Marek. Indiana's No. 1 golfer, sophomore Jeff Overton, finished with a 75, while freshman Scott Seibert rounded out the lineup with a 78.
Due to the snow-covered ground in Bloomington, Mayer was prompted to find a one-day event, being that the Hoosiers still had one official day of competition allotted to them by the NCAA.
The Hoosiers will now travel further south for their originally scheduled start of the spring season, as Indiana co-hosts the Big Red Classic with Ball State, March 8-9, in Ocala, Fla.
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