Men's Golf

    A Look Back: 2005 Boilermaker Invitational

    Go Hoosiers! PGA Tour member Jeff Overton finished second at last season's Boilermaker Invitational.
    Go Hoosiers!
    PGA Tour member Jeff Overton finished second at last season's Boilermaker Invitational.
    Go Hoosiers!

    April 4, 2006

    With the Indiana men's golf team looking for its third top five in as many years at Boilermaker Invitational, is taking a look back at the last year's event.

    This season's tournament event will take place on Saturday-Sunday, April 8-9, in West Lafayette, Ind. The event will be played at Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. The course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 7,083.

    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Capturing its seventh top-five finish this season, the Indiana men's golf team claimed fourth after the third and final round of the Boilermaker Invitational on Sunday afternoon. The Hoosiers closed with a three-round total of 881 (288-293-300), while Missouri (289-287-285) claimed the team title with a mark of 861.

    "Overall, it just wasn't our day," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "We had a couple of rules issues and never got it into gear. It was another solid fourth-place finish, but we have to close out tougher. We have the ability to play better and we will get there."

    The Invitational was hosted by Purdue and played on the par-72 Kampen Course. The Boilermakers (291-293-285) garnered the runner-up trophy with an 861, while fellow conference rival Illinois was third with 880 (290-298-292).

    Senior All-American Jeff Overton shot a 3-under par 69 on the final 18 to finish in second place. Overton's three-round 5-under par 211 (68-74-69) was four shots off the pace of medalist John Edin of Purdue (70-74-63-207). Edin, who played as an individual and didn't have his score count toward his team's total, matched Purdue's all-time lowest 18-hole round with his final stanza total.

    "Jeff had an outstanding tournament, especially since he wasn't feeling well this weekend," Mayer said. "He made a clutch 10-foot putt on the final hole and thought he had the tournament won, but John Edin shot a great round as an individual. All you can do is shoot the numbers Jeff shot. He had a great tournament."

    In addition, the Evansville, Ind., native now has 22 career top fives and 27 career top 10s, including seven top fives in nine events this season. It also was Overton's second straight runner-up finish, his fourth this season and the eighth of his career.

    Freshman Santiago Quirarte carded a three-round total of 220 (73-70-77) and finished tied for 11th. The Queretaro, Mexico, product corralled his third straight top-15 finish this spring.

    Senior Heath Peters tied for 34th with a 226. After opening play Saturday with a 72 and 74, the Garrett, Ind., native posted an 80 during the final round of the tournament.

    Participating in the second event of his career, sophomore Aaron Harrell concluded the tournament with a 227. He posted back-to-back 75s, before closing with a 77 Sunday.

    Scott Seibert rounded out the lineup at 232. The junior fired a 77 and 78 on day one, before closing with a 77 today.

    Indiana will return to action on Saturday-Sunday, April 23-24, at the Kepler Intercollegiate, hosted by Ohio State. The tournament will be played at the Ohio State Scarlet Course.

    IU Individual
    2) Jeff Overton 211 (68-74-69)
    T11) Santiago Quirarte 220 (73-70-77)
    T34) Heath Peters 226 (72-74-80)
    T38) Aaron Harrell 227 (75-75-77)
    55) Scott Seibert 232 (77-78-77)

    Team Scores
    1) Missouri 861 (289-287-285)
    2) Purdue 869 (291-293-285)
    3) Illinois 880 (290-298-292)
    4) INDIANA 881 (288-293-300)
    5) Wichita State 882 (301-291-290)
    T6) Iowa State 589 (295-294-297)
    T6) Minnesota 886 (294-307-285)
    8) Iowa 890 (297-292-301)
    9) Wisconsin 895 (301-295-299)
    10) Michigan 900 (306-296-298)
    11) Texas-Pan American 912 (308-312-292)
    12) Northern Illinois 915 (308-304-303)




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