Overton Steady in Final Round
East Lansing, Mich.- The Indiana men's golf team moved up one spot on the final day of the Bruce Fossum/Taylor Made Invitational to finish 8th. The Hoosiers fired a 297 as a team to finish at 896. Kent State and Illinois were co-champions of the event after shooting matching 287's on the final day and finishing with 864 overall.
"We spent the whole tournament trying to fight back after a disappointing first round, but we feel that we have our bad round out of the way and now we are focused on coming home for the Big Ten Championship," said head coach Mike Mayer.
Sophomore Jeff Overton fired a one-under par, 71, on Sunday to finish tied for eighth. For the tournament, the Evansville, Ind., native was two-under par, 214. Overton's 66 second round was the lowest of the tournament. Illinois' James Lepp won the individual title with an eight-under, 208.
"I'm really pleased with how Jeff (Overton) came back after a poor first round," said Mayer. "He battled back and showed what a true competitor he is."
Sophomore Heath Peters and senior Ben Davidson shot matching 75's on Sunday. Peters finished the tournament tied for 34th with a 225. Davidson and freshman Scott Seibert finished tied for 49th at 231. Senior Aldo Jordan rounded out the Hoosiers' lineup in tied for 69th after shooting a 237. Jordan did fire his best round of the tournament on Sunday with a 76.
The Hoosiers will look to rebound from their worst finish of the season when they host the 2003 Big Ten Championships, May 2-4. The Championships will be played at the IU Golf Course.
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