Live Scoring Added to Northern Intercollegiate; Students Encouraged to Volunteer at Event
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team, in conjunction with the media relations and game management departments, announced Wednesday that live scoring will be made available for the Northern Intercollegiate, September 28-29.
The brand-new scoring system, which has gained popularity throughout the fall season so far, was created by Golfstat, a statistics company that manages scoring for collegiate golf events across the nation.
In order to fully operate the scoring program, volunteers will be needed for the two-day event. A volunteer will be assigned to each group for the day and chart their shots hole-by-hole. Every two holes, the volunteer will radio back to the clubhouse where scores will then by inputted and uploaded to IUHOOSIERS.com--the offical website of the Northern Intercollegiate.
Saturday (Sept. 28) will be a 36-hole day meaning that services will be needed from volunteers from 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Anyone interested in volunteering, even if they can only do so for 18 holes, may contact the Student Athletic Board committee member in charge of golf, Erin Gonterman, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 855-5784.
"The Northern Intercollegiate is going to be a great event with nationally-ranked teams in the field, including the defending national champions, Minnesota," said Indiana men's coach Mike Mayer.
Among the notables in the field are the defending NCAA Champions Minnesota and Illinois, which placed 18th at nationals.
The Northern Intercollegiate is the Big Ten Championships fall preview. It allows Big Ten teams to compete on the golf course that the spring championships will be held on. This will be the first home event the Hoosiers have hosted since the women's team hosted the Big Ten Championships in 1996. The men have not hosted a tournament at home since the 1993 Big Ten Championships.
Indiana will host the 2003 Big Ten Championships May 2-4, 2003.
As for the Northern, the 54-hole tournament is slated for a shotgun start on Saturday for 8:00 a.m. and 36 holes of play, and the final round on Sunday at 8:00 a.m. with tee times.
"We'd love to have any student or golf fan to join us over the weekend and help us put on this tournament," Mayer said. "For students especially, this is a great volunteer opportunity and a resume builder."
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