After carding a four-man score of 318 Saturday at the NCAA Regional in Fayetteville, Ark., the IU men’s golf team saw its season come to an end, as it finished 13th out of 14 teams with a plus 67 for the 54 holes played Thursday through Saturday.
The team had said since the start of the season that it wanted to get to Athens, Ga. and compete for a national championship. That didn’t pan out, as the team finished 18th in the NCAA Central Regional Saturday in Norman, Okla. with a final tally of 911 over 54 holes at the Jimmie Austin OU Golf Club.
After failing to make the NCAA Tournament in 2011 and 2012, the Hoosiers are back with a berth in the NCAA Central Region in Norman, Okla., with the goal of ending up in Athens, Ga., for a shot at the National Championship.
After the second round of play Monday in the Isleworth Collegiate Invitational, the IU men's golf team still sits in last place, 37 strokes behind No. 1 California.
The annual Tee Up Against Cancer Golf Outing has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 12, after originally being scheduled for early July, outing co-chairs Phyllis Davidson and Betty Nelson announced Friday.
Former IU Assistant Men’s Golf Coach Jamie Broce was named head men’s golf coach at the University of Toledo, Rockets Athletic Director Mike O’Brien announced Tuesday.
At both the NYX Hoosier Invitational and the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate, the squad placed third among 15 teams. The Hoosiers will look to take their first title of the spring season Saturday and Sunday at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette.
The Hoosiers sat in third place after three rounds of play at their home course April 8, with an aura of disappointment when Northwestern took the team title. Lessons were learned in the squad’s first stroke-play event of the spring, which will be followed by the Robert Kepler Intercollegiate on Saturday and Sunday.
At its first stroke play event of the season, the IU men's golf team placed third with a one-over-par 853. Northwestern finished victorious with an 11-under-par 841 at the 54-hole stroke play tournament Saturday and Sunday. The Hoosiers trailed by one stroke to second-place IU-Purdue University Indianapolis.
Returning to familiar territory after two events on the road, the squad will be the home team for the NYX Hoosier Invitational at the IU Golf Course.