IU Golf's Freshmen Among Best in Country
April 28, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The stellar play of IU Men's Golf freshmen class has not gone unnoticed as Golfstat ranks them as the 11th best group of first-year players thus far this season in their latest national rankings.
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A pair of true freshmen in David Erdy and Chase Wright have led the way, playing key roles in the Hoosiers' regular season success. Erdy's been in the starting line-up for all 10 events this season while Wright has competed in seven events, five as a member of the IU line-up.
Erdy earned his first career medalist honors at the Collegiate Match Play Qualifier with a two-round score of 137. The Boonville, Ind., native's top individual score aided Indiana in also grabbing the top seed for the match play portion of that event. Speaking of match play, Erdy has excelled in that form of play as well. He is 4-2 overall after posting individual records of 2-1 at both the Big Ten Match Play Championship and the Collegiate Match Play Championship.
Erdy's second top-five finish of the year came recently at the adidas Hoosier Invitational when he came in second place, trailing only his teammate Jorge Campillo.
Wright's 73.83 stroke average per round is the third-best on the team and he has shot 75 or below in 14 of 17 career rounds. His top finish came while playing as an individual and snagging second place at the BSU Cardinal Collegiate. The Muncie, Ind., native also claimed a top-five finish at the adidas Hoosier Invitational after firing three consecutive rounds of 70. Wright matched Erdy's 2-1 individual match play record at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, an event Indiana won.
Redshirt freshman Ben Bellville, another native Hoosier from Granger, Ind., has competed in two events this season, both as an individual. Meanwhile, true freshman Andrew Frandsen is taking a redshirt year. Head Coach Mike Mayer continued to pluck the state's top talent as Frandsen hails from Lebanon, Ind.
The Hoosiers head to Penn State University this upcoming weekend for the Big Ten Championship (May 1-3).
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