Men's Golf

    Men's Golf Gets Season Started at Northern Intercollegiate

    Go Hoosiers! David Mills
    Go Hoosiers!
    David Mills
    Go Hoosiers!

    Sep 5, 2013

    Northern Intercollegiate
     Dates Sept. 6-8
     Location Sugar Grove, Ill.
    Golf Course Rich Harvest Farms GC
    Par / Total Yardage Par 72 / 7.236 yards
    Indiana Lineup (2012-13 stroke average/Rounds) Max Kollin (76.88/9)
    David Mills (75.21/37)
    Nicholas Grubnich (75/17/6)
    Hugo Menendez (76.03/27)
    Will Seger (N/A)
    Individual: Andrew Havill (N/A)
    Online Scoring Golfstat Live Scoring
     Social Media Twitter: @IUMensGolf

    The Northern Intercollegiate will feature 15 teams from across the country from nine different conferences as they all converge on Rich Harvest Farms Golf Club in Sugar Grove, Ill. The tournament will have teams playing 18 holes each day over a three day span.

    Indiana returns to Rich Harvest Farms as the defending champion, posting a team score of 888 (+36) last year to take home the season opening title. There are two members of that winning team that are in the lineup this week - Hugo Menendez and David Mills.

    The golf course at Rich Harvest Farms is setup as a Par 72 test with a playing distance of 7,236 for the tournament this weekend.

    Here is a list of teams in the field this weekend:

    Ball State, Central Florida, Houston, Indiana, Kentucky, Liberty, Louisville, Miami (Ohio), North Texas, Northern Illinois, Ohio State, San Diego, St. Mary's, UT Arlington, Virginia.

    With the graduation of three regulars in the lineup from last year, there are some new faces that fans will get a chance to see this year. Seniors David Mills and Hugo Menendez both come in with many rounds of experience but that is where the experience stops.

    Max Kollin, a sophomore from North Farmington Hills, Mich., will be playing in his first team event as a Hoosier after playing in three events last year as an individual.

    Nicholas Grubnich, from Crown Point, Ind., has played in four tournaments over his first two seasons, all of which have came while playing as an individual.

    And true freshman Will Seger, from Jasper, Ind., will round out the team lineup for the Hoosiers, playing in his first collegiate event. He does come to IU with plenty of experience on the national junior golf level, having competed in the U.S. Amateur at Brookline over the summer.

    Another freshman, Andrew Havill from Carmel, Ind., will also be seeing his first action as a collegiate golfer, as he will be competing as an individual this weekend.

    The Big Ten Conference announced the conference's "Golfers To Watch" list on Wednesday (Sept. 4). Each team submits names of players that could have a breakout season. The Hoosiers listed were David Mills, Andrew Fogg and Andrew Havill.

    Mills, a senior, has played in every tournament since he arrived on campus four years ago. He has posted a career scoring average of 74.14 in 104 career collegiate rounds.

    Andrew Fogg, a junior, came on at the end of the Spring season last year and found a way to break into the lineup. He played in each of the final four tournaments of the season, including the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Ark.

    And freshman Will Seger was put on the list, as he brings a sterling junior career with him to Bloomington. In addition to his participation at the U.S. Amateur over the summer, he comes in ranked No. 42 in the country in his recruiting class and was the top ranked junior golfer in the state of Indiana when he ended his high school career.




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