MEN'S GOLF IN 10TH AT BIG TENS
May 14, 1999 MEN'S GOLF IN 10TH AT BIG TENS
Minneapolis, Minn. -- The Indiana men's golf team is in 10th place after the first day of the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships at the University of Minnesota/Les Bolstad Golf Course.
The Hoosiers shot a two-round total of 593 Friday. Northwestern University holds a shy one-shot lead with a team score of 565. Minnesota is in second place with a total of 566 and is 10-strokes ahead of third-place Michigan State and Iowa.
"We just didn't play very well today," head coach Mike Mayer said. "We didn't have anyone shoot a low number. Brent Landry is in position to have a good tournament but he will have to play well on Saturday. I hope we can play a little catch up Saturday."
Landry was the top Indiana finisher as he is in a tie for 17th at 2-over par 144. Corey Sullivan is in 24th place, at 146, while Steve Wheatcroft and Rich Thomas are in a tie for 43rd and Jon Barry is in a tie for 43rd at 152.
Defending NCAA Champion James McLean is in third place with a 138, one stroke behind Larry Nuger of Illinois and Matt Stutzman of Iowa. McLean shot a 72 in the first round and fired back the low score of the day, 66, in the second round.
Eighteen holes will be played Saturday and Sunday to round out the tournament.
1999 Big Ten Championships
1. Northwestern 284-281--565
1. Larry Nuger (Illinois) 68-69--137
17. Brent Landry (Indiana) 71-73--144
24. Corey Sullivan (Indiana) 74-72--146
43. Steve Wheatcroft (Indiana) 75-76--151
Rich Thomas (Indiana) 76-75--151
46. John Barry (Indiana) 77-75--152
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