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
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
T11. Chris O'Neill 70 (-2) T14. Brett McIntosh 71 T25. Matt Alessi 73 T25. Miguel Echavarria 73 T124. Andrew Yeager 80
N O T E S
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