Overton Nets Top 30 at Barclays Classic
June 12, 2006
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Making his 12th start of the season on the PGA Tour, former Indiana men's golf two-time All-American Jeff Overton tied for 29th place at the Barclays Classic on Thursday-Sunday, June 8-11. In addition to making his eighth cut of the year, Overton picked up his third top-30 finish.
Playing at the Westchester Country Club in Rye, N.Y., the PGA rookie used a 6-under 65 in the second round to move on to the weekend. During the sterling second 18, Overton recorded a double eagle on the par-5 18th hole to garner USA Network's Shot of the Day and to earn a spot in SportsCenter's Top 10 Plays.
The Evansville, Ind., native closed out the weekend with a 73 on Saturday and a 72 in the fourth and final round to end the event at 1-over 285 (75-65-73-72).
Overton's finish was his third best of the season. He opened the season sharing 24th place at the Sony Open in Hawaii (Jan. 12-15) behind a strong finish of 66 and 68 in the third and fourth rounds, respectively. He collected his best showing when he tied for 19th at the Shell Houston Open (April 20-23) at 6-under 282 (71-69-69-73).
Overton also ranks 13th on the Tour, averaging 299.8 yards per drive and holds a 71.24 scoring average.
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