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Thursday, May 23
The Indiana Daily Student


Golfers travel to Chicago this weekend

The Indiana men’s golf team will travel to Chicago this weekend for the Windon Memorial Classic.

The Hoosiers look to improve upon their 13th place finish last weekend at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini Invitational despite the strong competition.

“We have to bounce back and get tougher,” IU coach Mike Mayer said. “We can’t let this past week have a detrimental effect on what we’re doing. We can’t get down and feel sorry for ourselves. The bottom line is that we have to get a little tougher, which is funny to say from a golf perspective.”

The Windon Classic will have a field of 17, featuring several Big Ten teams, including Ohio State, Penn State, Michigan, Minnesota, Purdue and Northwestern.

The Hoosiers will play a total of 54 holes, comprised of 36 holes Sunday and 18 holes Monday, to finish the tournament.

Freshman David Mills will look to continue his impressive start to his collegiate career as he participates in his third tournament in three weeks.

“He’s an interesting young man,” Mayer said. “He plays with no fear on the golf course, which is a terrific attribute to have.”

The lineup will also feature juniors Chase Wright and David Erdy along with sophomores Corey Ziedonis and Brant Peaper.

Coach Mayer said he believes this week will be a step in the right direction for the Hoosiers season. He has the team enthused and focused on battling adversity in preparation for the Windon Classic.

“When you make a mistake, you have to embrace the next challenge in this game.”

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