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The Indiana Daily Student


Hoosiers finish fourth at Legends Shootout match

The Hoosiers completed their third and final round at the Legends Shootout in Franklin, Ind., Tuesday, finishing in fourth place. It is the Hoosiers' second fourth-place finish in as many tournaments so far this season. \nMichigan placed first with an 877 three-day score, while Wisconsin and Kent State finished second and third, respectively. \n"We did not make a lot of putts, we just didn't putt it very well," coach Sam Carmichael said. "It didn't seem like we controlled the ball very well in the wind. The golf course was in great shape condition wise. It played very fairly and it played well. \n"The condition of the course is a direct result of good solid scoring by a lot of teams. We know the course and we shouldn't be shooting 78s and 79s and 80s on that golf course."\nOn Monday, the first day of the tournament, sophomore Mary Lidester tied for seventh place with rounds of 73 and 72. Sophomore Karen Dennison placed 11th in the individual standings with an opening round 72 and a second round 75. \n"My personal play definitely could've been better," Dennison said. "I didn't putt too well, but overall it was a pretty solid performance. But I could have improved with the putting a lot more. \n"I didn't have very good feel for the greens at all this week. We did work really hard at putting this week, but we'll just have to continue to do that."\nIn the final round Tuesday, IU posted 304 to cement a three-round score of 898. Lidester shot a 75 to finish tied for sixth in the individual standings. \n"The team played pretty well," Lidester said. "I definitely think this team has the capability of winning a tournament. The competition has been great. It's been really strong, but we match up really well. They've just had good tournaments, but that doesn't mean that we won't."\nLidester set personal new three-round and single round lows.\n"I felt confident going into the tournament," Lidester said. "I wanted to play well, and I just ended up hitting the ball really well."\nDennison said the wind and the field of teams had some bearing on the results.\n"We played pretty well," Dennison said. "We kind of struggled (Tuesday). It was a lot windier and a little rough out there. But, 295, that's not bad at all for first round. But the scores are so much lower, you have to get better to compete. The competition is so tough and everyone is playing well."\nCarmichael said he believes further honing the team's fundamental skills will eventually produce solid results.\n"We've just got to keep doing the same things," he said. "We've got to keep working on our short game and work on our putting and we've just got to continue to try and get more consistent on the golf course. Mainly, putting is probably an area we can use a lot of work on"

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