MEN'S GOLF TO START SEASON AT THE NORTHERN|
September 15, 1998 MEN'S GOLF TO START SEASON AT THE NORTHERN MAYER BEGINS NEW ERA AS MEN'S COACH
Tournament Data: This Friday, the 1998-1999 IU Men's Golf Team will kick off it's season at the Northern Intercollegiate at Minnesota. The tournament will be held over two days, with 36 holes to be played on Friday and 18 holes on Saturday. The course is a par-71 and covers 6,450 yards.
The Teams: (12) Ball State, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Loyola, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota (host), Penn State, Toledo, Western Kentucky, and Wisconsin.
What to Watch for: This will be Coach Mike Mayer's first tournament as head coach. Mayer had been an assistant to Sam Carmichael, IU Women's Golf coach, for nine seasons. Mayer is optimistic about working with his players and is eager to get started. IU also starts the season as the defending Big Ten Champions. Gone from last year's team are Randy Leen and Josh Brewer, but Mayer has six players returning with tournament experience.
The Hoosiers: All five players participating this weekend played in at least one tournament last year. Leading the way will be senior Brent Landry. Joining Landry will be juniors John Barry and Corey Sullivan and sophomores Joe Drozda and Steven Wheatcroft.
Of the returning players, Sullivan had the lowest scoring average last
season with a 74.6 over 16 rounds. Barry wasn't far behind, turning in
a 76.4 over 32 rounds of competition. Landry carded a 77.0 over 20 rounds,
Wheatcroft a 78.3 over 15 rounds, and Drozda played in only one tournament,
averaging an 81.
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