MEYER LEADS INDIANA TO 3RD PLACE FINISH
October 5, 1999 MEYER LEADS INDIANA TO 3RD PLACE FINISH
Franklin, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team got a glimpse of the future on Tuesday as freshman Drew Meyer led the Hoosiers to a tie for third place in the field of sixteen at the Legends Intercollegiate. IU started the day in a tie for eight place with E. Kentucky and with a final round and season best 283 moved up five spots to close the tournament. Indiana finished the two day event with a three day total of 882 (302-297-283). Miami (OH) took team honors with a tournament total of 878 (302-293-283) and Steve Ratay of Notre Dame captured medalist honors firing a 214 (71-70-73).
Freshman Drew Meyer paved the way for the Hoosiers on Tuedsay, carding a 218 (72-75-71) and a ninth place tie in his first tournament as a collegiate golfer. Coach Mike Mayer was extremely pleased with Drew's performance. "Drew had an outstanding performance in his first collegiate tournament," said Mayer. "I can't say enough about how he played and presented himself. It means a lot for our golf program to have a freshman shoot those kinds of numbers."
Junior Steve Wheatcroft and freshman Brett Hardin solidified top-twenty finishes on Tuesday. Wheatcroft shot a final round of 69 and a three round total of 220 to share a tie for 17th, while Hardin fired rounds of 72, 75, and 74 for a 221 total, good enough for a 19th place tie in his first collegiate golf tournament.
The Hoosiers will look to pick up their first win of the season as they next particpate in the Xavier Invitational October 11 and 12.
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