Overton Tied for 10th at NCAA Championships
Hot Springs, Va. - Indiana men's golfer Jeff Overton is tied for 10th place after a 2-over-par 72 in round two of the NCAA Championships at Cascades Golf Course. Overton's two round, 1-under total of 139 puts him three shots behind Jeff Hood of California, Chris Nalen of Arizona and Matt Wells of Kentucky.
The Big Ten Player of the Year started his round 4-over through his first eight holes before a birdie at the par-4, ninth hole.
After a bogey to open the backside, Overton rallied with five straight pars. The junior finished strong with a birdie at the par-5, 16th and a birdie at the par-3, closing hole for his 72.
The Evansville, Ind., native is in a group of five golfers at 1-under-par through two rounds of the Championships. Three golfers are tied for fourth place at 3-under and three golfers are tied for seventh place at 2-under, including Bill Haas of Wake Forest, the number one ranked golfer in the country.
"Jeff got off to a bad start, and it was tough to come back from that," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "But he held it together and made a couple birdies late to get himself back into contention. He is in position to win this tournament, and he will go out tomorrow and get it done."
Overton will tee off at 1:48 p.m. (EST) in the third round of the NCAA Championships on Thursday.
T1) Jeff Hood, California -4 136 (65-71)
T1) Chris Nalen, Arizona -4 136 (69-67)
T1) Matt Wells, Kentucky -4 136 (68-68)
T4) A.J. Elgert, Kansas St. -3 137 (68-69)
T4) Travis Johnson, UCLA -3 137 (69-68)
T4) Ryan Moore, UNLV -3 137 (67-70)
T7) Jason Hartwick, Texas -2 138 (70-68)
T7) Mark Leon, Penn State -2 138 (69-69)
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