Overton to Represent U.S. in Japan
Norman, Okla. - Indiana's top men's golfer, Jeff Overton, has been named to the United States Team that will compete at the 2004 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship announced the Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA). The 12-member squad will consist of eight men's and four women's collegiate players. The event will be held July 13-16 at Taiheiyou Club Ichihara Course in Chiba, Japan.
Overton, a junior from Evansville, Ind., is a four-time medalist this season and a finalist for the Hogan Award. He has captured four Big Ten Golfer of the Week honors, including three consecutive awards, and has recorded eight top 5 finishes in 10 events on the year. Golfstat's seventh-ranked golfer in the nation has a 70.07 stroke average.
Joining Overton will be Trent Erb of Oglethorpe, Kentucky's John Holmes, J.J. Jakovac of Chico State, Colorado State's Nolan Martin, Michael Putnam of Pepperdine, Minnesota's Justin Smith and Peter Tomasulo of California.
A senior from Athens, Ga., Erb is the two-time Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year and was a 2003 Division III PING All-America selection. Holmes, a junior from Campbellsville, Ky., was an honorable mention PING All-America honoree and has one tournament victory this season.
Jakovac will be competing in his second Fuji Xerox U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship after helping to lead the U.S. to victory in 2003. The senior was the 2002 recipient of the Division II Arnold Palmer Award and has earned first-team
PING All-America honors the past two seasons.
An honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003, Martin is senior from Colorado Springs, Colo. A junior from Tacoma, Wash., Putnam was named an honorable mention PING All-America selection in 2003 and claimed medalist honors once this season.
A two-time PING All-American, Smith, a senior from MoonTownship, Pa., has won two tournaments this season. Tomasulo will also be competing in his second GCAA international competition after representing his country in the 2003 Palmer Cup presented by Monster. He was a PING
third-team All-America recipient last season.
The women's team consists of Kailin Downs of New Mexico, Duke's Anna Grzebien, UCLA's Charlotte Mayorkas and Brooke Tull of TCU.
Team USA leads all-time U.S.A. vs. Japan Collegiate Golf Championship series, 21-7, and has won
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