Overton Named Co-Big Ten Golfer of the Week
Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana men's golfer Jeff Overton earned his fourth consecutive Big Ten Golfer of the Week award after winning his fifth individual title of the season at the Fossum/TaylorMade Invitational on May 1-2. Overton shares the award with Greg Pieczynski of Penn State. Pieczynski earned medalist honors at the Rutherford Intercollegiate with an 8-under-par 208.
Overton has been honored by the Big Ten five times this season and seven times in his career. The victory was his fifth of the season and his career and his first this spring. The junior entered the final round two shots out of the lead before carding a 67, the lowest round of any golfer in the field, to give him a victorious 54-hole, 6-under-par total of 210 (73-70-67).
The previous week, IU's number one golfer scored his third straight honor with a third-place tie at the FirstEnergy Intercollegiate. Overton opened the event with a 4-under-par 68 and delivered a second round 71, sitting in a tie for second place after 36 holes. He ended the event at 214, joining teammate Heath Peters as the best Big Ten finishers in the field.
A finalist for the Hogan Award, Overton earned his fifth career honor after tying for fourth place at the Kepler Intercollegiate on April 17-18.
Overton picked up his second honor of the season 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, 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 FirstEnergy Intercollegiate in 2002.
Up next, Overton and the Hoosiers head to Ann Arbor, Mich., for the Big Ten Championships on Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9. IU will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday at the University of Michigan Golf Course.
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