Overton Fires Second Round 66
DAY ONE RESULTS
EAST LANSING, Mich. - Although sophomore Jeff Overton fired a Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational-low round of 66 in his second round Saturday, the Indiana men's golf team struggled in the squad's over the first day, and sit ninth entering Sunday's final round.
Overton, a native of Evansville, Ind., rebounded from a first round 77, to tie his career low round - a mark that he set last year at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate. The round of 66 is just one stroke shy of the school record, which has been fired by four individuals. He is currently tied for 11th individually at 143 (77-66).
"Jeff got off to a rough start this morning, but made a tremendous comeback," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "That second round was a fun one to watch."
As a team, Indiana fired a 599 (306-293), which places them one shot back of eighth-place Notre Dame, and eight back of Ohio State in seventh.
Michigan State leads the tournament on its home course, with a 1-under-par 575 (289-286). Minnesota is one stroke back in second, while Kent State and Illinois are tied for third at 577.
Sophomore Heath Peters is tied for 28th at 150 (76-74), along with teammate Scott Seibert (77-73). Senior Ben Davidson is tied for 53rd at 156 (76-80), while classmate Aldo Jordan is tied for 72nd at 161 (79-82).
"We picked a bad time to have one of our worst rounds of the year," Mayer said. "We made some mistakes out there, but in the second round, we improved a bit. We certainly didn't show what kind of team we were out there today. We'll just have to pick ourselves up and get after it tomorrow."
The Hoosiers will conclude the Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational Sunday at 9:00 a.m. Saturday's rounds were delayed due to frost.
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