Inside the Wolverine Intercollegiate
Sept. 20, 2005
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana men's golf team heads to the Wolverine Intercollegiate, Saturday-Sunday, Sept. 24-25, in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan will host the event for the first time since the 2002 season at the University of Michigan Golf Course. The U-M Golf Course is set up as a par 72 with a yardage of 6,704.
"The University of Michigan Golf Course is a great, great golf course," Indiana head coach Mike Mayer said. "Alister MacKenzie (the designer of Augusta National) designed the course, and it has great greens. After the first two extremely difficult golf courses we played, it will be a little bit of a break. But it is a really good golf course."
The event consists of three rounds, 36 holes played on Saturday and the final 18 holes taking place on Sunday. Along with Indiana and Michigan, 13 other teams will be competing at the event, including Big Ten rivals Iowa, Penn State and Wisconsin. Rounding out the field will be Ball State, Charlotte, Eastern Michigan, Furman, Kansas State, Miami (Ohio), Oregon State, UNC-Greensboro, UNC-Wilmington and Xavier.
"This is a strong field but not as strong as we have seen in our first two tournaments. I would like to see us improve our standing at this tournament," Mayer said.
Along with IU, Charlotte, Kansas State, Penn State, UNC-Wilmington and Xavier advanced to the NCAA Regionals last season.
Tournament play begins Saturday with a shotgun first-round (18) start at 8:30 a.m. (EDT). The second round (18) opens with a shotgun start following the completion of round one. On Sunday, the final round commences with shotgun tee times starting at 8:30 a.m.
Complete tournament results will be made available on the web at IUHOOSIERS.com following the event. For more information, contact Jeff Keag at (812) 855-6209 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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