IU men’s golf earned a third-place finish at the Boilermaker Intercollegiate over the weekend.
This marked the third time this season the team has finished in third. However, this one was more competitive for the Hoosiers than the past ones.
IU finished just one shot back of first place as they finished the second round. The team was unable to make a surge for first in the final round as play was canceled due to rain.
Only two Hoosiers were in the top 20 of the field, however, both were in the top 10.
Junior Jake Brown led the Hoosiers as he finished in fourth for his third top-five finish of the season.
Sophomore Brock Ochsenreiter finished just two shots back of Brown as he placed in a tie for seventh.
After an up-and-down fall season, Ochsenreiter has picked up his play in the spring by finishing in the top 15 of three consecutive tournaments.
He has now placed himself as IU’s second golfer, sitting behind Brown.
IU will now have this week off before Big Ten Championships begin on April 27 in Baltimore.
Brown and Ochsenreiter will be joined by senior Brendon Doyle in the conference tournament.
The remaining two spots remain to be determined. Two candidates for the spot, junior Jack Sparrow and freshman Ethan Shepherd, made their case by placing tied-30th and tied-41st, respectively, at the Boilermaker Intercollegiate.
Sparrow played as part of the team while Shepherd competed as an individual.
Northwestern was the only Big Ten team to place above IU.