Overton Tied for Fourth at NCAA Championships
Hot Springs, Va. - Jeff Overton carded a 3-under-par 67 and sits in a tie for fourth place after the opening round of the NCAA Championships at Cascades Golf Course. The Big Ten Player of the Year is two shots behind California's Jeff Hood and one shot behind Georgia's Kevin Kisner and TCU's Adam Meyer.
Overton, the first Hoosier golfer since Randy Leen (1997) to compete at the Championships, began the day on the 10th tee. Following a bogey at the 12th hole, the junior reeled off four straight pars before an eagle at the par-5, 17th moved him to 1-under at the turn.
The Evansville, Ind., opened his back-nine with a par at the first and recorded his first birdie of the day at the par-4, second hole. After stringing together five consecutive pars, Overton dropped in a birdie at the par-3, eighth hole to get it to 3-under-par. He went on to par the ninth for his opening round 67.
"This was just a solid round of golf by Jeff," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "He hit 17 greens in regulation and put himself in position to score low. It was a good round of golf on a good golf course. You want to put yourself in position to win after the first round of any tournament, and Jeff certainly did that with today's round."
Overton will tee off at 1:48 p.m. (EST) in round two of the NCAA Championships on Wednesday.
1) Jeff Hood, California -5 (65)
T2) Kevin Kisner, Georgia -4 (66)
T2) Adam Meyer, TCU -4 (66)
T4) JEFF OVERTON, INDIANA -3 (67)
T4) Ryan Moore, UNLV -3 (67)
T6) Three golfers at -2 (68)
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