Sept. 21, 2012
The Indiana Men's Golf team has finished first and second in its first two tournaments of the season and look to carry that momentum into the Windon Memorial at Skokie Country Club this week. Last year, this tournament was held at the Evanston Golf Club and Indiana rallied with a strong final round to finish tied for second place.
Senior Brant Peaper is playing as well as anyone right now, posting a T4 finish in the first tournament of the season and then running away with medalist honors last week at Wolf Run by seven strokes, tying a tournament record at 11-under par.
The field this week will include 15 teams and they are: Northwestern, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida Atlantic, UC Davis, Eastern Michigan, Coastal Carolina, Marquette, Michigan State, Tennessee, Indiana, DePaul, Harvard, Lamar and Toledo.
Skokie Country Club is laden with great golf tradition, playing to a 7,081-yard, par-71 layout designed by Donald Ross and established in 1897. The course has hosted the U.S. Open, the Western Open, the 1998 USGA Senior Amateur and the 2010 Western Amateur. This is the third year Skokie will host the Windon after also opening its doors in 2006 and 2009.
LAST TIME AT THIS EVENT
Last year at this event, which was played at Evanston Golf Club, the Hoosiers rallied in the third round to finish in a tie for second place with UCLA, four shots behind Arkansas for the title. Indiana's three-round total was 851 (+11).
Chase Wright led IU with a 210 (E) overall total, good for a tie for fourth place individually. Brant Peaper (T6) and David Mills (T8), both in the lineup this week for Indiana, also recorded Top 10 finishes.
Ziedonis is the only current player for IU that played in this even the last time it was held at Skokie Country Club in 2009. He finished with rounds of 77-78-73 for a total of 228 and tie for 47th place.
LAST TIME OUT
The last time the Hoosiers took to the course, they claimed second place at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate with a team score of 858, just three strokes behind Illinois. Brant Peaper tied the course tournament record with a 65 (-6) in the first round and went on to take home medalist honors at 11-under par for the tournament. Corey Ziedonis (T8), Michael McGee (T17) and Hugo Menendez (T27) also finished inside the top 30.
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