Overton Named Honorable Mention SGA Golfer of the Month|
Birmingham, Ala. - Indiana men's golf standout Jeff Overton was named honorable mention for National Amateur of the Month for October by the Southern Golf Association. Wake Forest senior Bill Haas was named the recipient of the award after capturing the title at the Jerry Pate National Intercollegiate in Birmingham.
The monthly SGA award is selected by a blue-ribbon panel of college golf coaches, golf writers and golf officials.
Overton sizzled in October, winning three events - the Hoosier Invitational, 49er Collegitate Classic and Xavier Invitational.
The All-America candidate captured the individual title by five shots at the Hoosier Invitational at 10-under-par and set a new Indiana individual 54-hole record with 203 (65-69-69). Additionally, Overton's performance saw him equal the 18-hole low single round school record (65) and saw him set a new 36-hole school scoring record (134).
At the 49er Collegiate Classic the following weekend, Overton, broke the school's 54-hole record he set the previous week (199), closing with a final round 68 en route to his third consecutive championship. The junior finished the tournament 17-under-par and downed runners-up Matt Davidson from Furman and Matt Mince from Charlotte by nine strokes. In the event, IU's number one golfer also shot a school record 64 in the opening round and followed it up with a 67 in round two, breaking his 36-hole record he at the Hoosier Invitational with 131.
Closing out the fall season in style, Overton fired a pair of 65s in the first two rounds of the 36-hole Xavier Invitational, defeating Marquette's Michael Bielawski by three strokes for his fourth title of the season.
Overton now takes a few months off before continuing his quest to become the school's 14th All-American when the team opens its spring schedule February 16-17 at the UCF/Rio Pinar Intercollegiate in Orlando, Fla.