Rain Washes Out Final Round of Big Red Classic
OCALA, Fla.- The Indiana men's golf team finished in sixth place at the Big Red Classic Sunday, after the final round was canceled due to rain. The Hoosiers had 5-7 holes remaining in the final round, but could not complete it due to thundershowers in the area.
For Hoosier coach Mike Mayer, the rain came just one hour too soon. Indiana caught fire at the Lake Diamond Golf and Country Club, and was in position to challenge for the lead.
"We were really coming on strong today," said Mayer. "Without a doubt, we were the hottest team out on the course. It was just unfortunate that we didn't get to finish. It would have been nice to see the low number we brought in."
With five holes left, sophomore Jeff Overton had a short birdie putt to move to 4-under-par for his round Sunday. Overton was unable to finish the hole as tournament officials called the golfers to the clubhouse at that time due to the weather. Freshman Brad Marek was even-par in his round for the day, along with the rest of the Hoosiers who were left hovering around par.
Due to the cancellation, the tournament outcome was based on Saturday's 36-hole score.
The Hoosiers shot 582 (295-287) and finished in sixth position. Kent State won the event with a 561, followed by Austin Peay and Miami (Ohio) with 570 and 571, respectively. Xavier was fourth with 573 and North Carolina-Greensboro finished fifth with 576.
Indiana's Heath Peters led the Hoosiers with a 1-under-par 143 (72-71), finishing tied for ninth place. Ben Davidson tied for 22nd with 146 (74-72), while Overton placed tied for 30th at 147 (77-70). Rounding out the lineup for Indiana was Scott Seibert (75-75) and Aldo Jordan (74-76) who both finished at 150, tied for 46th. Marek placed tied for 52nd at 151 (77-74).
Indiana will be back in action this upcoming weekend, March 15-16, at the El Diablo Intercollegiate in Citrus Springs, Fla.
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