May 15, 2013
ON THE TEE
The Hoosiers will see off on Thursday at 9:10 a.m. CT (10:10 a.m. ET) starting on the 10th tee. They will be playing with Colorado and UNC Wilmington.
THE FIELD THIS WEEK
The Hoosiers will be part of the 14-team field that comprises the NCAA Regional in Arkansas. Below are the teams with their national Golfstat ranking as of the selection show.
Oklahoma State (16)
Kent State (28)
UNC Wilmington (72)
Alabama State (211)
The Top five teams and top two individuals (not associated with an advancing team) advance to the NCAA Championship, which will be held at Capital City Club - Crabapple near Atlanta, Ga.
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.
HOOSIERS IN THE RANKINGS
Indiana enters this weekend's tournament ranked No. 57 in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. In the Golfstat rankings, the Hoosiers checked in at No. 67 this week.
IU is one of four Big Ten schools to be selected for NCAA Posteason play, joining Illinois in Fayetteville while Iowa (Tallahassee) and Northwestern (Baton Rouge) are also competing
HEAD COACH Mike Mayer
Mayer is in his 15th season as the head coach at Indiana. He has helped propel the program into the upper echelon of the Big Ten, annual finishing among leaders in the conference. The Hoosiers have not finished worse than sixth at the Big Ten Championship since 2002 and have three top 3 finishes in that span.
He led IU to their best NCAA finish since 1980 with a 21st place finish in 2008 while also garnering his second Midwest Region Coach of the Year honor (also in 2006). That 2008 season also saw Jorge Campillo finish second at the NCAA Championships with a 1-over par 289.
BEST NCAA FINISH
This marks the 25th appearance in the NCAA postseason for Indiana, with their best finish coming in 1974, a tie for sixth place.
LAST TIME OUT
The last time IU took to the course, the Hoosiers finished in a tie for fourth place at the Big Ten Championship at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind.
David Mills led Indiana with a T8 finish at 7-over par while Brant Peaper was T17 at 12-over par for the tournament.
Michael McGee and
Corey Ziedonis both finished at T25 at 15-over par and
Andrew Fogg rounded out the lineup at 21-over par (T43).
Indiana has claimed three tournament championships this season, it's most in a single season since picking up four victories during the 2010-11 season. The Hoosiers won their first tournament of the season at the Northern Intercollegiate and then posted wins during the spring at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and the NYX Hoosier Invitational.
Brant Peaper has posted the only individual win of the year for the Hoosiers, claiming medalist honors at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville, Ind. He carded rounds of 65-70-67 to finish 11-under par for the tournament.
MAYER WINS NO. 26
Indian head coach Mike Mayer is in his 15th season at Indiana, and with the Hoosiers victory at the NYX Hoosier Invitational on April 21 of this year, it marked the 26th tournament victory in Mayer's career. Indiana has won at least two tournaments in each of the last eight seasons and nine of the last 10 years.
NCAA APPEARANCES UNDER MAYER
A look at each of the NCAA Appearances the team or individual has made under head coach Mike Mayer:
2012-13 Fayetteville Regional
2011-12 9th at Regional
2010-11 T8th at Regoinal
2009-10 9th at Regional
2008-09 12th at Regional
2007-08 10th at Regional/21st at Finals / Campillo - 2nd at Finals
2007-07 Campillo - T72nd at Regional
2005-06 T11th at Regional
2004-05 T18th at Regional
2003-04 T20th at Regional / Overton - T20 at Finals
2002-03 Overton - T38th at Regional
Seniors Brant Peaper and
Corey Ziedonis will be making their fourth appearance in a NCAA Regional this week while junior
David Mills will be making his third trip.
In 2010, the Hoosiers played at the Central Regional in South Bend, Ind., at the Warren Golf Course.
Then in 2011, IU hosted the Indiana Regional at Wolf Run Golf Club in Zionsville.
And in 2012, Indiana went to the Greensboro Regional and played at the Grandover Resort - East Course in Greensboro, N.C.
Below is a listing of each player's career results in the NCAA Regionals.
Peaper Career Results - NCAA Regional
Year Scores Total Place
2010 73-70-74 217 T43
2011 78-76-75 229 T57
2012 76-73-73 222 T23
Ziedonis Career Results - NCAA Regional
Year Scores Total Place
2010 75-77-72 224 T59
2011 70-74-69 213 T11
2012 71-73-78 222 T23
Mills Career Results - NCAA Regional
Year Scores Total Place
2011 76-74-72 222 T34
2012 75-75-80 230 T55