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IU finishes in seventh for second consecutive tournament

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Junior Jake Brown has been the number-one golfer for IU men’s golf nearly every tournament this season.

Brown had two top-10 finishes in the fall and has the best average round score on the team.

He continued his excellence at the Irish Creek Intercollegiate this weekend when he finished as a runner-up, matching his best finish of the season.

Brown shot a one-under-par to finish three strokes back of first. 

His fourth career top-five finish was highlighted on the 18th hole during the final round when he converted on his first hole-in-one.

That eagle came as part of a final round score of 72, one-over-par. Brown’s strongest round came in the second when he shot five-under-par.

The team as a whole finished in seventh place, marking IU’s fifth top-10 finish this season and the second consecutive seventh-place finish.

IU’s best team round came in the final round when the Hoosiers shot seven-over-par and moved up from a tie in ninth. 

Sophomore Brock Ochsenreiter shot a final round score of 70, one-under-par, to propel himself to a tied 12th-place finish. 

After finishing second at the Bighorn Invitational two weeks ago, this finish marked Ochsenreiter’s fourth top-20 finish this season. 

Senior Brendon Doyle, along with Brown and Ochsenreiter, is a lock to be among the five golfers that IU will send to the Big Ten Championships. However, he finished in a tie for 63rd. 

The remaining two spots are yet to be claimed as the team prepares for its final tournament — the Boilermaker Invitational — before Big Ten play. 

Stefan Krajisnik

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