Wolverines Rally in Final Round to Tie for 11th at Boilermaker Invite
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April 16, 2017
» Using a career-best-tying 68 (-4) from Bryce Evon, Michigan rallied in the final round, posting a 291 team total to finish tied for 11th with a 908 team total at the Boilermaker Invitational.
» Reed Hrynewich was the top-finishing Wolverines, tying for 26th with a 222 total.
» Evon used seven birdies to help card his career-best-tying 68 (-4), marking the third time this season he has hit the career best and fourth time in his career.
» Michigan now turns its focus to the postseason, starting with the Big Ten Championships (April 28-30).
Site: West Lafayette, Ind.
Course: Kampen Course (par 72, 7,423 yards)
Tournament: Boilermaker Invitational
U-M Team Standing: Tie-11th of 15 Teams (303-314-291/908)
Top U-M Individual: Reed Hrynewich, tie-17th (73-75-74/222)
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sun., April 28-30 -- at Big Ten Championships (Baltimore, Md.)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Paced by a career-best-tying 68 (-4) from senior Bryce Evon, the University of Michigan men's golf team rallied in today's (Sunday, April 16) final round to post a 291 team total and tie for 11th with a 908 54-hole team total at the Boilermaker Invitational played on Purdue's Kampen Course.
Opening up play on Saturday morning (April 15), the 15-team field was met by Mother Nature's wrath with strong and gusting winds elevating scoring across the board. Even with a 73 (+1) from senior Reed Hrynewich, the Wolverines posted a 303 team total to find themselves in the 13th position after the day's first 18 holes. As the gusty conditions continued, U-M saw second-round missed opportunities add up, yielding a 314 to drop a spot and sit 14th with a 617 total after 36 holes.
Despite a two-hour rain delay in today's final round, winds lessened in the final round and scoring reflected that. Using seven birdies to post a career-best-tying 68 (-4), Evon sparked a U-M final-round rally. Adding in an even-par 72 from junior Kyle Mueller and a 74 from Hrynewich, the Wolverines tallied a 291 to jump three spots and tie for 11th with a 908 total, along with Michigan State.
"The conditions on the first day of the tournament were by far the toughest we played this year," said U-M head coach Chris Whitten. "The wind was blowing so strongly for so long that it was really a grind. We obviously never found our rhythm or got comfortable, and it showed in the scores. The guys made a nice comeback today, but still there are plenty of things we can do better.
"It was good to see Kyle (Mueller) shoot even par, and I was especially proud of Bryce (Evon) to shoot four under par today and play with a lot of confidence."
Individually, Hrynewich led the Wolverines for the second time this spring as he tied for 26th with a 222 total (73-75-74). Using his 18th round of even par or better to close, Mueller posted a top-50 finish, tying for 42nd at 226 (75-79-72). Rounding out U-M's top three finishers was Evon, who's 68 (-4) helped him tie for 63rd at 231 (79-84-68).
With the regular season completed, the Wolverines shift their focus to the postseason, starting with the 2017 Big Ten Championships, set for Friday through Sunday, April 28-30, and hosted at the Baltimore Country Club in Baltimore, Maryland.
"These guys know they're capable of playing at a very high level, and that's what will focus on getting ready for the Big Ten Championship. It will be an exciting week for us, and I know the guys are extra motivated."
After going to a neutral site five years ago, the Baltimore Country Club will host the conference championship the next two years.
Final Team Standings
1. Kent State 285-296-284 = 865 (+1)
2. Purdue 294-293-283 = 870
3. Northwestern 301-294-279 = 874
4. UNLV 291-298-286 = 875
5. Ohio State 301-301-283 = 885
6. Wisconsin 293-302-293 = 888
Central Florida 295-297-296 = 888
8. Indiana 300-305-287 = 892
9. Southern Illinois 299-313-283 = 895
Northern Illinois 305-299-291 = 895
11. MICHIGAN 303-314-291 = 908
Michigan State 302-303-303 = 908
13. Miami (Ohio) 300-310-299 = 909
14. Toledo 307-309-294 = 910
15. Cincinnati 301-317-294 = 912
1. Bjarki Petursson, Kent State 73-69-70 = 212 (-4)
2. Josh Whalen, Kent State 73-72-68 = 213
3. Nick Robinson, Wisconsin 71-70-73 = 214
Austin Eoff, Purdue 75-69-70 = 214
5. Timmy Hildebrand, Purdue 71-75-69 = 215
6. Charlie Netzel, Michigan State 73-72-71 = 216
7. Fernando Barco, Purdue 73-74-70 = 217
Shintaro Ban, UNLV 70-77-70 = 217
9. John Oda, UNLV 73-74-71 = 218
Daniel Wetterich, Ohio State 75-71-72 = 218
Dylan Wu, Northwestern 76-71-71 = 218
Andrew Whalen, Northwestern 75-72-71 = 218
Other Michigan Individuals
T26. Reed Hrynewich 73-75-74 = 222
T42. Kyle Mueller 75-79-72 = 226
T63. Bryce Evon 79-84-68 = 231
74. Ian Kim 79-78-77 = 234
T75. Nick Carlson 76-82-77 = 235
T51. Tom Swanson 71-79-78 = 228*
* playing as individual