Oct. 20, 2012
ABOUT THE TOURNAMENT
In 2004, UCF and Tavistock Group teamed up to create the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, a tournament designed to give players and coaches the feel of a major for college golf. The tournament has been held each year since then and features some of the best teams in the country each year.
The Hoosiers have participated in 2008 and in 2011, finishing T3rd and T4th, respectively. Last year, Chase Wright led the way with at T10 finish for Indiana and three players that are in the lineup this week for Indiana were right behind him. Mills was T16, Ziedonis was T28 and Brant Peaper was T32.
THE FIELD THIS WEEK
The field this week includes: Alabama, Arkansas, Augusta State, Cal, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, LSU, New Mexico, North Florida, TCU, Texas, Texas Tech, UCF, Vanderbilt
HOOSIERS IN THE RANKINGS
Indiana checks in at No. 30 in the most recent Golfstat rankings and are No. 21 in the Golfweek rankings announced earlier this week.
Individually, Brant Peaper is ranked 31st by Golfweek while Michael McGee, who is returning to the lineup this week following an illness, is No. 64.
LAST TIME OUT
The last time the Hoosiers took to the course as a team, it was at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational at Olympia Fields Country Club. Indiana finished in a three-way tie for 10th place out of 14 teams at the prestigious event.
Brant Peaper led the way once again with a T20 finish, and Hugo Menendez matched that output as well. David Mills closed with a T32 showing while Andrew Fogg (T60) and Corey Ziedonis (T65) rounded out the Indiana scoring.
Four members of the team competed at the Earl Yestingsmeier Individual Invitational on Oct. 15-16 at the Delaware Country Club in Muncie, Ind. There was no team score kept, just 48 individuals from various colleges across the Midwest in the field.
After three rounds, Indiana's Kyle Perry was the medalist with a 2-under par 208, the only player in the field to finish under par for the tournament. Nicholas Grubnich (T17), Max Kollin (T19) and John Beringer (25) also competed in the tournament.
ALWAYS NEAR THE TOP
Brant Peaper closed the 2011-12 season strong with a pair of Top 25 finishes and has carried that over into the 2012-13 season. He has placed in the Top 25 in each of the first four tournaments for IU this season, extending his streak of Top 25 finishes to six.
WRIGHT DEBUTS ON PGA TOUR
Playing in his first-ever PGA Tour Event, 2012 Indiana graduate Chase Wright made the cut at The McGladrey Classic in Sea Island, Ga. He was T55 after the first two rounds to easily make the cut while another IU alumn - Jeff Overton - also made the cut.
To follow Wright's progress this weekend, visit PGATour.com.