Overton Tied for Eighth at NCAA Championships
Hot Springs, Va. - With his second sub-par round in three days, Indiana men's golfer Jeff Overton is tied for eighth after three rounds of play at the NCAA Championships. The Big Ten Player of the Year fired a third round, 1-under-par 69 and sits at 208 (67-70-69) entering the final round of the Championships. Overton trails the leader, Ryan Moore of UNLV, by seven shots.
Overton shot an even-par 35 on the frontside. The junior from Evansville, Ind., birdied the third and eighth holes following bogeys at the second and fifth holes.
On the backside, Overton recorded a birdie at the par-4, 14th after a run of five straight pars. Despite a double-bogey at 15, Overton came back with consecutive birdies at the par-5, 16th and 17th holes before closing with a par at the par-3, 18th for his 69.
"It was a pretty good round of golf for Jeff today," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "He made a couple of mistakes but bounced back. Coming back with back-to-back birdies after a double-bogey at 15 was a pretty good statement of what kind of player Jeff is."
Overton will tee off at 9:12 a.m. (EST) in the final round of the NCAA Championships at Cascades Golf Course on Friday.
"Jeff has played well through three rounds. He has put himself in position to move up the leaderboard tomorrow, " said Mayer.
1) Ryan Moore, UNLV -9 201 (67-70-64)
2) Chris Nalen, Arizona -7 203 (69-67-67)
3) Matt Wells, Kentucky -6 204 (68-68-68)
T4) Bill Haas, Wake Forest -5 205 (70-68-67)
T4) Travis Johnson, UCLA -5 205 (69-68-68)
6) Michael Putnam, Pepperdine -4 206 (74-65-67)
7) John Holmes, Kentucky -3 207 (71-69-67)
T8) JEFF OVERTON, INDIANA -2 208 (67-70-69)
T8) Mark Leon, Penn State -2 208 (69-69-70)
T10) Three golfers at E 210
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