Mayer Impressed With Hoosiers' Qualifying
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - While the Indiana University men's golf team was idle this past weekend, the team still battled against one another in team qualifying at the IU Golf Course.
Indiana head coach Mike Mayer made it clear that the starting lineup for the upcoming Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, hosted by Ball State, would me comprised of the lowest scoring averages over the past two weeks.
Mayer was extremely pleased with his team's qualifying scores, as four Hoosiers shot in the 60s on Sunday. The Hoosier coach is quick to point out the IU course is not set up easy.
"The amazing thing about these scores is that we played from the tips of the back tees and we have been working on toughening up this golf course for the Northern Intercollegiate the past couple of weeks," Mayer said.
Leading the pack was junior Ryan Cassidy with a 137 (69-68).
Other notable performances were from scoring leader Jeff Overton who carded rounds of 70 and 67 over the weekend, while Heath Peters was right behind him with a 71 and 68. Sophomore transfer Aaron Walters followed up a 1-over-par 73 Saturday with a 69 on Sunday.
"There is no question that this weekend was one of the most productive qualifying weekends I have been a part of since I began here as an assistant in 1989," Mayer said. "These numbers make everyone on the team better."
The Hoosiers compete this weekend at the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational in Yorktown, Ind., just outside of Muncie.
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