Overton Fires Course Record 62
b>Bloomington, Ind. - Indiana University junior men's golf standout Jeff Overton broke the course record at the IU Golf Course firing a 62 in his fifth qualifying round for the Northern Intercollegiate.
The Evansville, Ind., native shot a six-under-par 30 on the front-nine, followed by a three-under-par 32 on the back. He collected ten birdies and one bogey in his round.
"That was, without a doubt, the most impressive round of golf I have ever seen at this golf course," said head coach Mike Mayer. "If someone would have told me he shot a 62 without me seeing it, I don't know if I would believe it."
Overall, in his six qualifying rounds, the All-American candidate shot five rounds in the 60s after an opening round 70. In total, Overton shot 398 (70-66-68-68-62-64), an average of 66.3 strokes per round.
These scores come off the heels of a dominant summer which saw the junior capture the Indiana State Amateur Championship by 12 strokes, shooting a course record 64 in the final round.
Three weeks later, Overton earned medalist honors at the U.S. Public Links Championship. The junior tied a USGA 36-hole record at 10-under-par 132, winning the title by seven shots.
In the same tournament, he won three matches in match play before falling in the quarterfinals to ninth-seeded Dayton Rose (Oklahoma State), 3 and 1.
This weekend, Overton will lead the Hoosiers into the Northern at Ann Arbor, Mich., taking place Saturday and Sunday. Mayer believes Overton is ready to take this team to another level.
"He has that mentality right now that he is as good as anyone in the country," said Mayer. "He has as much confidence as any golfer on any team in the country."
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