Men's Golf

    Hoosiers One Shot Out at Ball St.

    Go Hoosiers!
    Go Hoosiers!

    Go Hoosiers!
    YORKTOWN, Ind. - Coming into the Earl Yestingsmeier Invitational, the Indiana University men's golf team was as confident as ever and knew they could post low scores and put themselves in position to win tournaments.

    The Hoosiers proved they were serious on Saturday, as they blazed the TPC at Woodland Trails layout, with a 36-hole total of 11-under-par 565 (282-283). Indiana currently sits in second place entering the final round tomorrow, one stroke back of Eastern Kentucky.

    The Hoosier's total was the fifth-best 36-hole total in school history, which certainly pleased Indiana head coach Mike Mayer.

    "Our play today show the talent level on the team and how good we can play," said Mayer. "We have good scoring conditions today and played well, even though we left some shots on the golf course."

    Helping Indiana to a quick start Saturday was sophomore Jeff Overton and senior captain Ben Davidson. Both Hoosiers carded 36-hole totals of 141. Overton fired rounds of 71 and 70, while Davidson tied the third-lowest single round in school history with a 67 in the first round.

    The Indianapolis, Ind., native joined 11 other Hoosiers with a round of 67 and is the first since teammate and fellow senior Aldo Jordan carded a 67 in the 2000 Legends Intercollegiate.

    "Ben played well out of the gate with that 67, but struggled a bit in his second round," said Mayer. "Overton was able to turn it on in the end of his second round, going 5-under
    in his last four holes."

    Both Overton and Davidson are tied for sixth place overall, four shots back of Wright State's Jesse Hutchins, who leads the tournament individually.

    Sophomore Heath Peters is tied for 11th place with a 142 (72-70), while senior Mike Miller is at even-par 144 (72-72) tied for 19th.

    Jordan rebounded from a first round 77 with a 1-under-par 71 to enter tomorrow's final round in 45th position.

    Playing as an individual in the tournament, junior Ryan Cassidy fired 149 (73-76) and is currently tied for 50th overall.

    For Indiana, the talented Hoosiers are looking for their first win since the 2000 Legends Intercollegiate.

    The Hoosiers will look for their first win in over two years tomorrow, with tee-times beginning at 7:30 a.m.




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