Heath Peters Named Big Ten Golfer of the Week
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana men's golfer Heath Peters became the second Hoosier in three weeks to be named Big Ten Golfer of the Week after his performance at the Steve Kerr Invitational on March 19-20. This is the second Player of the Week honor for Peters in his career with his first coming on the heels of his victory at the Johnny Owens Invitational on March 30, 2003.
"This is a very nice honor for Heath," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "He worked extremely hard during spring break to prepare for the Steve Kerr Invitational and obviously that hard work paid off. Heath never used his driver during the tournament and showed a lot of discipline on a golf course that really didn't suit his game."
Peters finished tied for third place at the Steve Kerr, two shots behind Dan Floyd of UTEP and nine shots behind the winner, Barrett Jarosch of Denver. Peters' finish was the second best of his career and his best this season. The junior concluded the event with 214 (72-71-71), matching his lowest 54-hole score of his career and the season (fourth time).
"Heath had one of his best tournaments ever," said Mayer. "It was a really solid performance. He was steady throughout the event. He played the entire tournament without a driver off the tee, showing some great patience and discipline. This was a terrific tournament for him."
Peters secured his third top 10 of the season, his first of the spring and the 10th of his career. In his last four rounds, the Garrett, Ind., native has shot par or lower three times. In addition, Peters is second on the team with a 72.75 scoring average.
Jeff Overton, the third-ranked golfer in the nation, was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week following his fourth-place finish at the St. Croix Collegiate Classic on March 5-7.
Up next, the Peters and the Hoosiers head to West Lafayette to compete in the inaugural Boilermaker Invitational. The event will be held at Kampen Golf Course on Saturday-Sunday, April 10-11.
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