ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
The tournament is named in honor of Earl Yestingsmeier, who spent 31 seasons as the Ball State head men's golf coach, including 28 in a dual role as sports information director and golf coach. The team's most avid fan, Yestingsmeier still rarely misses a Ball State golf tournament, home or away.
Ball State has hosted the tournament every year since the 1974-75 season (with the exception of one weather cancellation), but this is the first year the tournament will feature only individual scoring with no team results. Previously known as the Ball State Invitational, the tournament was re-named in Yestingsmeier's honor beginning with the 2001-02 season.
Teams with individuals competing this week include: Ball State (9), Bowling Green (4), Indiana (4), Iowa (3), IUPUI (10), Notre Dame (4), Northern Illinois (4), Ohio (6), Toledo (3).
ABOUT THE INDIANA LINEUP Kyle Perry, a senior from Bloomington, will be making is 2012-13 debut this week. It will be the eighth career tournament for him and he holds a career scoring average of 75.21.
John Beringer, another senior from Loveland, Ohio, will be playing in his first tournament of the year. It will be his eighth career tournament and he holds a 77.30 career scoring average.
Nicholas Grubnich will be playing in his second tournament of the year. Earlier this year, he competed as an individual at the Wolf Run Intercollegiate and tied for 55th with a 3-round cumulative total score of 230. This will be the fourth career tournament for the sophomore from Crown Point, Ind.
Max Kollin will be making his collegiate debut this week. The freshman from Farmington Hills, Mich., won the state individual title last year at North Farmington Hills High School.
IN THE RANKINGS
As a team, the Hoosiers are ranked No. 30 in the most recent GolfStat Rankings and check in at No. 27 according to Golfweek.