Hoosiers Place Fourth; Best Finish This Fall
ANN ARBOR, Mich. - It is becoming the story of the year for the Indiana University men's golf team, as again on Sunday, the Hoosiers showed that they have just one bad round stopping them from success.
Iowa and the Hoosiers fired 290 on Sunday, which marked the lowest round of the day. IU finished fourth at the Wolverine Invitational in Ann Arbor, Mich., with a total score of 873 (296-287-290).
Indiana's opening round of 296 Saturday immediately had the Hoosiers' backs against the wall, making it tough to come back and get into contention.
But like they have done so far this fall, IU answered with an improved second round yesterday and an equally significant low-round today.
Indiana head coach Mike Mayer is pleased with the Hoosiers' best finish so far this fall.
"We came back pretty nicely today, and recorded our best finish this fall," said Mayer. "Obviously though, we have a lot of work to do with our team."
Leading the way for the Hoosiers was sophomore Jeff Overton who carded an even-par 71 to finish the tournament in fifth-place at even-par 213. And while other Hoosier leaders had disappointing tournaments at Michigan, perhaps a new Hoosier leader has emerged in Scott Seibert.
The Chesterfield, Mo., freshman carded a trio of 72s to finish 3-over-par at 216. Amazingly, Seibert fell ill just weeks prior to coming to Indiana with a neck injury that sidelined him for a few weeks.
Since being cleared to swing the sticks, Seibert, who finished tied for 10th, has continued to impress with his scores and attitude.
"I am really pleased with Scott's performance this weekend," said Mayer. "He is controlling his game well and knows what it takes to golf at this level. He had a great round going today, and actually missed five birdie putts inside 10 feet on the back nine today."
Rounding out the lineup for IU was senior Ben Davidson tied for 31st with 222 (74-74-74), and sophomore Heath Peters at 223 (78-72-73), tied for 38th. Freshman Brad Marek, playing in only his second collegiate event, finished tied for 77th with 233 (81-73-79).
Michigan State and Xavier were declared co-champions at 861, while Miami (Ohio) finished third with an 866.
Indiana will conclude its fall season at the Xavier Invitational in Mason, Ohio, October 14-15.
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