Junior Golf
Wolverines Rally in Final Round to Tie for 11th at Boilermaker Invite
Written By: twywrot@umich.edu

Bryce Evon

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

Top Individuals

 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 
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