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Second round woes bring Hoosiers down

<p>Then junior, now senior, Jake Brown putts the ball during practice at the IU Golf Course in Jan. 2018.</p>

Then junior, now senior, Jake Brown putts the ball during practice at the IU Golf Course in Jan. 2018.

The IU men’s golf team finished tied for 12th in the Windon Memorial Classic at Knollwood Club in Lake Forest, Illinois, on Monday.

The Hoosiers started the tournament off hot, shooting five-over par as a team, earning a third-place spot after the first round. Junior Brock Ochsenreiter and sophomore Ethan Shepherd were particularly on point, both shooting 2-under par while recording four birdies and two bogeys. 

After that, the Hoosiers couldn’t seem to hold it together.

Round two saw the team shoot a combined 18-over par, with freshmen Mitch Davis and Shepherd both posting 5-over par performances. The rest of the team didn’t make par that round either.

Round three saw the team bounce back slightly. Ochsenreiter and Shepherd kept the Hoosiers competitive shooting 1-under par and par, respectively. The rest of team couldn’t match up. 

Senior Jake Brown shot 6-over par that round, his worst round of the tournament, and freshman Mitch Davis shot 3-over par. 

Junior Evan Gaesser was disqualified in the third round for signing an incorrect scorecard and did not record a third round of play.

Ochsenreiter finished in the top 10 with a combined score of 2 under par. This is his first top-10 finish of the season. 

Shepherd had the next best finish, getting in the top 25 with a combined 3-over par score. This is his fourth top-25 finish of his career. 

Davis and Brown finished together tied for 62nd, both shooting a combined score of 12 over par. Geasser finished last out of the entire field at the tournament, shooting a combined 6-over par in his two rounds of play.

Freshman Harry Reynolds also made the trip to compete as an individual for the Hoosiers. He finished tied for 81st, shooting a combined 18-over par in his second collegiate tournament for the team. He has yet to play in team play.

The team will be back in action in two weeks in Carrollton, Texas, at the Maridoe Intercollegiate.

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