U-M Ties for Second in Snow-Shortened C&F Bank Intercollegiate
Chris O'Neill

March 26, 2013

Site: Williamsburg, Va.
Course: Kingsmill Resort (par 70, 6,831 yards)
Tournament: C&F Bank Intercollegiate
U-M Team Standing: T2nd Place of 32 Teams (287)
Top U-M Individual: Chris O'Neill, tie-11th, (70, -2)
Next U-M Event: Sat-Sun., April 6-7 -- at Hoosier Invitational (Bloomington, Ind.)

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. -- Following two days of delays and the cancellation of the second round due to snow, the University of Michigan men's golf team finally learned its fate as it tied for second today (Tuesday, March 26) with a 287 total at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate held at the Kingsmill Resort.

With the 32-team field split into two waves for the 54-hole event, the Wolverines complete their first round Sunday afternoon (March 24), before the second wave of teams were called off the course due to worsening weather conditions. As snow started to fall, the first round was officially delayed late Sunday afternoon.

As snow accumulations cancelled the second round Monday (March 25), the tournament director's opted to reduce the event to just 18 holes. With the altered format, several teams that already completed their round left the event, including the Wolverines. With the superintendent deeming the course playable, the remainder of Sunday's second wave played today to finish their first-round and complete the tournament.

Playing in his home state, freshman Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS) led U-M for the second straight event and for the fourth time this season, tying for 11th with a two-under round of 70. Fellow freshman Brett McIntosh (London, Ontario, Canada/Saunders Secondary School) was just a shot behind as he tied for 14th at one-over 71.

Seniors Matt Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice) and Miguel Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) gave the Wolverines four among the top 25 as each carded rounds of 73. Freshman Andrew Yeager (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central HS) tied for 124th with a round of 80.

The Wolverines will compete in their regular-season finale when they travel to Bloomington, Ind., Saturday and Sunday, April 6-7, for the Hoosier Invitational. The 54-hole event featuring several Big Ten schools will be played on the IU Golf Course.

Final Team Standings

 1. Tennessee           285
 2. MICHIGAN            287
    Florida State       287
 4. Eastern Michigan    288
 5. William & Mary      289
    Notre Dame          289
 7. Toledo              290
 8. James Madison       292
 9. Loyola              294
10. Radford             295
11. Richmond            296
    UNC Greensboro      296
13. Eastern Kentucky    297
14. Boston College      298
    Xavier              298
16. High Point          299
17. Georgetown          300
18. Towson              301
19. Marquette           303
    Drake               303
21. George Mason        304
22. IPFW                305
23. Bowling Green       305
24. Rutgers             306
25. Appalachian State   307
    Binghamton          307
27. Saint Joseph's      309
28. Longwood            310
29. Saint Peter's       313
30. Mount St. Mary's    317
31. Bucknell            323
32. Wright State         WD

Top Individuals

 1. Casey Olsen, Eastern Michigan   67
    Cory Sciupider, Notre Dame      67
 3. Alex Hicks, William & Mary      68
    Andrew Lane, Notre Dame         68
 5. Rowin Caron, Florida State      69
    Bart George, Loyola             69
    Oliver Goss, Tennessee          69
    Brandon Rodgers, Tennessee      69
    Chase Seiffert, Florida State   69
    Chris Selfridge, Toledo         69

Michigan Individuals

 T11. Chris O'Neill       70 (-2)
 T14. Brett McIntosh      71
 T25. Matt Alessi         73
 T25. Miguel Echavarria   73
T124. Andrew Yeager       80


Matt Alessi, Chris O'Neill and Brett McIntosh have started all nine events this season.

Chris O'Neill led U-M for the fourth time this season. Overall, a freshman has led the Wolverines in six of nine events this season.

Chris O'Neill's two-under 70 gives him a team-best three rounds under par this season.

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423