MEN'S GOLF PREPARED TO DEFEND BIG TEN TITLE
May 11, 1999 MEN'S GOLF PREPARED TO DEFEND BIG TEN TITLE
Tournament Data: The Indiana University men's golf team will participate in 1999 Big Ten Men's Golf Championship on May 14-16, 1999. The tournament will be hosted by the University of Minnesota and will be played at Les Bolstad/University of Minnesota Golf Course. The par 71 course covers 6,514 yards. There will be 36 holes to be played on Friday, and 18 holes to be played on Saturday and Sunday.
The Hoosiers: The Hoosiers are the defending Big Ten Championships, winning last year's title in East Lansing, MI., by three stokes over Ohio State.
IU is coming off a 11th place finish at the Wolverine Invitational. Last week the Hoosiers fired rounds of 300, 301 and 297 for a total of 898. Senior Brent Landry was the Hoosiers' top finisher, closing the tournament in a tie for 12th place with a total of 218 (76-70-72).
Coach Mike Mayer will take the same line-up as last week. Landry (74.4), Steve Wheatcroft (74.4), John Barry (75.5), Corey Sullivan (76.6) and Rich Thomas (77.9).
Mayer said the course the tournament is played on allows for low scores and that opens the tournament up for all the teams. "The course requires low numbers to win," he said. "With so many good teams, the field is going to be very competitive."
Mayer also said that he expects his team to be ready to defend their title, and that his players are prepared to play. "We need to play better as a team, and have all five players shoot low numbers," he continued.
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