HOOSIERS CONCLUDE MAUNA KEA INVITE WITH BEST FINISH
November 29, 1999 HOOSIERS CONCLUDE MAUNA KEA INVITE WITH BEST FINISH OF SEASON
KAMUELA, Hawaii. - The Indiana University men's golf team took second place honors and captured its best finish of the season at the Mauna Kea Resort Invitational over the Thanksgiving holiday. The Hoosiers completed the tournament with a 904 (302-293-309) total, edging out Purdue by one stroke for second place. Minnesota won the two-day event with a low score of 898 (299-288-311).
For Indiana, senior Corey Sullivan led the way with his best finish of the year firing a 222 (72-72-78), good enough for a 6th place finish. Freshman Aldo Jordan-King finished in a tie for 11th with a score of 225 (74-73-78), while senior John Barry carded a 227 (78-72-77) for a tie for 17th. Junior Steve Wheatcroft was the fourth Hoosier to place in the top-25 with a tie for 22nd and a tournament total of 230 (78-76-76).
Coming off of an eighth place finish at the Stan Sheriff Invitational two days prior to the Mauna Kea Invitational, Coach Mike Mayer was very pleased with the team's second place finish.
"I was very pleased with how we performed and competed at the Mauna Kea Invitational. It was nice to be in contention, I thought the kids responded really well and had one of the better final rounds," commented Mayer. "Minnesota has been in the Top-20 throughout the fall and we gave them a good run at the end.
"Overall, the Hawaii trip was a very productive trip. From a team standpoint, we came away with more confidence and now know that we can compete with the top teams," added Mayer.
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