Hoosiers in Ninth at NCAA Greensboro Regional after First Round
May 17, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - The Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team (No. 28 Golfstat, No. 33 Golfweek/Sagarin) posted a 10-over 298 in the first round of the Greensboro Regional to open play in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, ending the day in ninth heading into Friday's second round.
The Hoosiers, in need of a top-5 finish to advance to NCAA Finals, are in the hunt and currently four strokes behind fifth place Texas Tech. Liberty is on top of the leaderboard with a 5-under 283, followed by SMU (288), Tulsa (293), and UNLV (293).
"We got off to a really slow start and had some difficult holes early on that we didn't handle as well as we should have," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "It wasn't one of our best rounds, but with that being said, we are only five shots out of third. All we need to do is play the way we know we are capable of playing tomorrow and we'll be right in the thick of things come Saturday in the final round."
Junior Corey Ziedonis racked up five birdies on the day and is leading the way for Indiana with a 1-under 71 to tie for ninth.
Senior David Erdy is tied for 70th after registering a 9-over 81.
The Hoosiers, paired with Lamar and Auburn, will start on the 10th hole on Friday beginning with tee times at 8:00 a.m.
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