Men's Golf

    Overton 10th-Ranked Amateur in the U.S.

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    July 7, 2004

    Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana men's golfer Jeff Overton has continued his remarkable play into the summer. The All-American is ranked 10th in the Golfweek/Titleist U.S. Men's Amateur Rankings.

    The Evansville, Ind., native captured five titles during the 2003-04 campaign and picked up his first title of the summer at the Indiana State Amateur on June 28-July 1. Overton claimed the championship at the Brickyard Crossing Golf Course by four shots over Adam Darrow of Granger with a 12-under-par 276 (68-66-72-70).

    The victory was Overton's second straight State Amateur title, making him the fourth person to win back-to-back titles since the championship switched to stroke play in 1973.

    Additionally, the senior tied for sixth at the Sunnehanna Amateur (June 10-12) with 211 (70-68-73) and tied for 12th at the Northeast Amateur (June 24-27) with 278 (70-70-68-70).

    Overton's summer will not slow down any either. He is headed to Japan to play in the 2004 Fuji Xerox U.S.A. Collegiate Golf Championship on July 13-16. It matches 12 college players from the United States against 12 of their counterparts from Japan in a `Ryder Cup-style' competition.

    Following his return from there he will play in the Western Amateur, the Porter Cup in New York and attempt to qualify for the United States Amateur Championship in August.




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