- Indiana men's golfer Jeff Overton picked up his fifth career and second consecutive Big Ten Golfer of the Week honor after tying for fourth place at the Kepler Intercollegiate on April 17-18.
Overton fired a final round 69, the lowest round of any golfer in the field, to move into a tie for fourth place at the Kepler. The Evansville, Ind., native closed the tournament with an even-par 216 (74-73-69), two shots behind Ryan Yip of Kent State.
"Jeff Overton once again proved he is one of the top players in the nation," said Mayer. "It was an outstanding round for Jeff. It was his most patient round of the tournament on a course that is hard to describe how difficult it plays. I'm very proud of how Jeff performed."
Golfstat's third-ranked golfer in the nation recorded his second straight top 5 finish (second at the Boilermaker Invitational on April 10-11). He now has seven top 5 finishes in nine events this season to go along with 18 career top 10's.
The award is the junior's third Golfer of the Week honor this season. Overton, a finalist for the Hogan Award, earned his fourth career accolade after his performance at the Boilermaker Invitational on April 10-11. He finished second at the event with a 54-hole, 7-under-par total of 209 (72-67-70), three shots behind Kane Webber of Colorado.
At the St. Croix Collegiate Classic on March 5-7, Overton finished in a tie for fourth at the event, two shots behind Chad Spencer of Fresno State, earning his first Golfer of the Week honor this season.
Overton was named Golfer of the Week in 2003 following a second-place finish at the Marshall Invitational and Co-Golfer of the Week after tying for second at the First Energy Intercollegiate in 2002.
Up next, Overton and the Hoosiers travel to Akron, Ohio, for the Firestone Intercollegiate. IU will tee it up at the Firestone Country Club, which annually plays host to the PGA Tour's NEC Invitational on Saturday-Sunday, April 24-25.