Indiana Earns NCAA Posteason Bid; Will Play in Arkansas Regional
May 6, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team has earned a coveted bid to the 2013 NCAA Postseason and will compete in the Arkansas Regional on May 16-18 at The Blessing Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. The Hoosiers will compete as the No. 11 seed in the region.
"This never gets old," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "The excitement with the team as we found out we were in makes you feel special as a coach. These guys deserve this because we did what we had to do down the stretch to make sure we had a chance to get in. And at this stage, all the teams are very good so we know we will have to play well to advance so we are looking forward to the opportunity."
Mayer and the Hoosiers have earned a spot in the NCAA Tournament as a team in nine of the past 10 seasons, as well as advancing individuals in two campaigns to mark 11 straight years that IU Men's Golf has been represented in the postseason.
The Hoosiers are one of four Big Ten teams to be selected for the NCAA Regional round, joining Illinois, Northwestern and Iowa.
Six 54-hole regional tournaments will be conducted on May 16-18. The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.
The finals will be conducted May 28-June 2, at The Capital City Club, Crabapple Course in Atlanta, Ga.
The Cream and Crimson are among a 14-team field in Greensboro that includes, in order of seeds (Golfstat ranking in parentheses): Texas (5), Arkansas (13), Oklahoma State (16), SMU (21), Kent State (28), Illinois (32), Liberty (40), Tulsa (45), Kentucky (53), Colorado (60), Indiana (67), UNC Wilmington (72), UMKC (103) and Alabama State (211)
Indiana recorded three stroke play tournament victories on the year, the most since 2010-11 and has now won at least two tournaments in a season in each of the past 10 years. Senior Brant Peaper claimed the lone individual medalist honor of the season with a win at Wolf Run back in the fall.
Peaper, along with fellow senior Corey Ziedonis, will be competing in their fourth NCAA Regional while junior David Mills will be making his third NCAA Regional appearance.
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