Hoosiers remain in ninth at NCAA Regional
May 20, 2011
ZIONSVILLE, Ind. -- Scores were up during the second round of the NCAA Indiana Regional on Friday at Wolf Run Golf Club and the Indiana Hoosiers men's golf team remains in the ninth position heading into the final round after posting an 11-over 295 (293-295---588). The Hoosiers, 20-over total, are 12 shots back of fifth place Stanford.
"We just didn't get a lot happening today," said Indiana head coach Mike Mayer. "We started strong and stumbled our way in, but we'll come out tomorrow with guns blazing and it can be done. We'll do everything we can to shoot a low number and put a little heat on those guys."
Illinois and Alabama are locked atop the leaderboard at 6-under 562, followed by Michigan (566), Iowa (574) and Stanford (576).
Scott Langley of Illinois is leading individually at 5-under, with nine players within three shots of the lead.
Corey Ziedonis is the top Hoosier heading into the final round after a 3-over 74 (70-74---144) to tie for 17th. Ziedonis' day included a couple of costly mistakes during an otherwise consistent round that included 14 pars and two birdies.
"Except for three golf swings, Corey Ziedonis might be winning this golf tournament. Unfortunately you can't take those back that led to triple, triple, and double, but besides those three swings, he played outstanding. For our five guy to do that, we feel like we should be in a little better position."
David Erdy also carded a 3-over 74 (71-74---145) in the second round to put him in a tie for 23rd. The Boonville, Ind. native opened the day with a birdie on the par-5 10th and was even at the turn, but had a trio of bogeys on his second nine.
Chase Wright had the lowest Indiana score of the day, posting a 2-over 73 (76-73---149) and is tied for 38th. The junior put up four birdies through his first eight holes, but came in with a 3-over 38 on the second side.
David Mills was the third Hoosier of the day to register a 3-over 74 (76-74---150) and is tied for 42nd, while Brant Peaper is tied for 61st after a 5-over 76 (78-76---154).
Indiana will be paired with Tennessee and Florida State for the final round on Saturday, with Peaper leading the way at 7:30 a.m.
The low five teams and the low individual not on those teams from each regional will advance to the finals.