The IU males’s golfing crew completed 11th on the Giant Ten Fit Play Championship on the Hammock Seashore Hotel in Palm Coast, Florida, this weekend.
The Hoosiers break up on each days of the two-day event, going 2-2.
Whilst the development is without doubt one of the two convention tournaments the crew will play on this season, it’s in the end a preview of the Giant Ten groups and has little to do with nationwide scores and the postseason.
IU Head Trainer Mike Mayer mentioned one of the most objectives of this event for his crew used to be to have a laugh and be informed what it may well from its fits about convention warring parties.
“We in point of fact loved this event,” Mayer mentioned. “It’s one of the most extra a laugh tournaments we get to play in, it’s great to play those groups face to face.”
The Hoosiers fell into the comfort bracket early after a three.5-2.Five loss to the No. eight seed Michigan State at the Conservatory path. The junior duo of Brock Ochsenreiter and Evan Gaesser got here away with outright wins, whilst senior Jake Brown break up his spherical.
The crew rebounded within the afternoon with a win over Minnesota, who misplaced to Maryland in its first spherical. The Hoosiers transitioned over to the Ocean path for the afternoon and bested the Gophers with a ranking of three.5-2.5.
Freshman Mitch Davis subbed in for sophomore Evan Yakubov in the second one matchup. Davis break up his spherical, whilst fellow Reynolds and sophomore Ethan Shepherd defeated their warring parties, each with a 4-2 stroke merit.
Brown additionally got here away with a win, completing the event undefeated along with his absence from day two.
Brown needed to skip the second one day to stay his eligibility for enjoying in long run stroke-play tournaments as a result of his participation in a separate event later within the week.
With out Brown the crew pulled out a 4-2 win over No. Five seed Penn State crew and a 2-Four loss to 13th seeded Rutgers to finish its Giant Ten Fit Play Championship run. Gaesser and Reynolds have been the one golfers to drop their fit towards the Nittany Lions.
Gaesser rebounded within the afternoon with Shepherd as the one two to win their fits towards Rutgers.
“We opened roughly mediocre and closed roughly mediocre with two alright performances in between,” Mayer mentioned.
The crew could have the following month off from event play. Its subsequent contest is March 16 at Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida for the Project Inn Spring Impressive.
Jake Brown may also be competing for a shot at a PGA Excursion beginner spot within the Genesis Open on the Genesis Collegiate Open on Monday.
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