Oct. 13, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
For the first time since 2010, the Indiana Hoosiers will host a collegiate event at Crooked Stick Golf Club in Carmel, Ind., when they are part of a 14-team field that will take part in the event on Oct. 14-15.
The field boasts seven teams inside the top 51 in the Golfstat rankings this week, led by No. 6 Georgia.
Crooked Stick has been the home to a number of USGA and PGA Championship tournaments, most recently the 2012 BMW Championship, which was part of the PGA Tour FedEx Cup Playoffs, and was won by Rory McIlroy.
THE FIELD THIS WEEK
Here is a list of teams in the field this weekend, with their Golfstat ranking in parentheses:
Arkansas (25), Ball State (100), Eastern Michigan (89), Florida (45), Florida State (31), Georgia (6), IUPUI (166), Kansas (113), Michigan State (93), Notre Dame (--), Purdue (44), TCU (51) and Toledo (163).
LAST TIME AT CROOKED STICK
In 2010, it was Illinois that ran away with the team title (859), defeating Middle Tennessee State by 15 strokes with Purdue in third place and Indiana in fourth.
The individual title was claimed by Chris DeForest (207) from Illinois, and his teammate Scott Langley four shots behind him at 211. The top Indiana finisher was Alex Martin in fifth place with a score of 215.
INDIANA IN THE RANKINGS
The Hoosiers have played a very strong fall portion of the schedule and their solid play has the ranked No. 50 in the Golfstat rankings and No. 54 in the Golfweek rankings this week.
The Hoosiers will have three freshmen competing this week at Crooked Stick, including two that will be on the team - Will Seger and Keegan Vea. Seger has played in each tournament so far this season while Vea will be making his second tournament appearance of the season. Another freshman - Andrew Havill - will be playing in his third tournament of the year and will be competing as an individual at Crooked Stick.
BIG TEN GOLFER OF THE WEEK
Senior David Mills picked up his first career Big Ten weekly honor on Monday, when the conference selected him as the Big Ten Golfer of the Week. The Evansville native earned the award after a T4 finish at the Northern Intercollegiate last weekend. He posted rounds of 74, 68 and 72 on his way to his seventh career top 5 finish in a tournament.
A LOT OF CRIMSON OUT THERE
Serving as the host of the Wolf Run Intercollegiate, the Hoosiers are taking full advantage by putting eight players in the field this weekend. In addition to the five competing towards a team score, there will be three individuals competing.
This will be the second straight tournament that Indiana will have eight players in the field, after doing so at Wolf Run back in September.
Through the first three tournaments of the year, four different IU players have recorded at least one Top 25 finish. Senior David Mills has a pair of Top 25 finishes, including a T4 finish at the Northern Intercollegiate and a T12 at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational.
Sophomore Max Kollin finished T24 at the Northern Intercollegiate while Andrew Fogg and Keegan Vea checked in at T24 last time out at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
David Mills' second round score of 68 at the Northern Intercollegiate was tied for the best round of the day on Saturday and put him in a position to compete for the individual title on the final day. It was also his lowest round since shooting a 66 in April of 2012.
TALKING IU MEN'S GOLF
Coach Mayer talks about the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational and looks back at the team's performance at the Northern Intercollegiate last week.