MEN'S GOLF BACK IN ACTION IN FLORIDA
March 9, 1999 MEN'S GOLF BACK IN ACTION IN FLORIDA
Tournament Data: The Indiana University men's golf team will participate in its first tournament of the spring season Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, March 12-14 in Ocala, Florida. The tournament is a 54-hole event and is being hosted by Miami (Ohio). It is a unique tournament, in that teams are allowed six players while still counting the usual four best scores.
The Teams: Miami (Ohio), Penn State, Marshall, Notre Dame, Michigan, Akron, Rollins College, Northern Illinois, Ohio University, Vanderbilt, Ball State, James Madison, Methodist College, Richmond, Louisville, Indiana, Temple, St. Louis.
The Hoosiers: Coach Mike Mayer is taking six players this week, one more than usual. Brent Landry (72.6), Steve Wheatcroft (73.5), Corey Sullivan (75.1), John Barry (74.5), Rich Thomas (75), and Chick Linski (76.6) will all travel.
Mayer is excited to get the spring season underway and said his players are anxious and ready to play. "We're as well prepared as we could possibly be, considering we've been battling the elements," he said.
While Mayer said the weather has been tough to deal with, he also said that the team has had many opportunities to play and practice. "We've had a few chances to get outside and take advantage of the nice weather," he said. "We're ready and prepared. We should go down there (to Florida) and do a good job."
Mayer also said that the practice rounds his team has played have been tournament style golf and were extremely competitive. "We've played two competitive qualifying rounds," he said. "I'm really optimistic."
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