Overton Earns Big Ten Honors
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University sophomore Jeff Overton becomes the second Hoosier in as many weeks to walk away with Big Ten Men's Golfer of the Week honors, after taking second place in the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va., over the weekend.
Overton's honor comes on the heels of classmate Heath Peters' Big Ten accolade last week. For Overton, the honor marks the second of his short career, as he earned co-Big Ten Player of the Week honors last year for his efforts at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate.
At Marshall, Overton tied for the individual lead in regulation play after shooting a three-round-score of 211 (67-69-75), but fell in a playoff to Kentucky's Matt Kohn. His opening rounds of 67 and 69 were each under par. Overton's two consecutive runner-up finishes mark the best back-to-back outings for an Indiana men's golfer since Steve Wheatcroft finished first and second in the 2000 Xavier and Legends Intercollegiates, respectively.
As a team, Indiana recorded its second consecutive second-place finish, while defeating many top-ranked teams in the district as well.
Currently, Overton, a member of last year's All-Big Ten team, holds a 72.30 stroke average through 27 rounds, which is third best in school history--bettered only by three-time Big Ten Player of the Year Randy Leen (72.02) and 1991 All-American and current PGA Tour star Shaun Micheel (72.08).
The Hoosiers and Overton return to the links Saturday at the Kepler Intercollegiate in Columbus, Ohio.
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