O'Neill in Fifth Following Day One of Big Ten Championships
  • print
  • email
  • font +
  • font -
  • rss
MGOBLUE Chris O'Neill
MGOBLUE
Chris O'Neill
MGOBLUE

April 26, 2013

Photo Gallery 

Site: French Lick, Ind.
Course: French Lick Resort, Pete Dye Course (par 72, 7,152 yards)
Tournament: Big Ten Championships (Day 1 of 3)
U-M Team Standing: 9th Place of 12 Teams (301-306/607) after Day 1
Top U-M Individual: Chris O'Neill, 5th (72-73/145)
Next U-M Event: Sat-Sun., April 27-28 -- at Big Ten Championships (French Lick, Ind.)

FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- Freshman Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS) stands in fifth place individually as the University of Michigan golf team closed with a 607 total today (Friday, April 26) and is ninth after 36 holes of the Big Ten Championships being played the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.

O'Neill tallied a one-over 145 a first day total after rounds of even par 72 and one-over 73. Using birdies on Nos 1 and 18, he erased bogeys on Nos 9 and 13 to close the first conference tournament 18 holes even par. Recording four birdies during his opening nine holes of the second round, O'Neill made the turn on his second round at one under. Bogeys on Nos 2 and 9 pushed him to one over where he stayed for the for the round closing with a 73. He is five shots back of first day leaders Brant Peaper of Indiana (72-68) and Thomas Pieters of Illinois (70-70), who both closed the day four-under (140).

Fellow freshman Brett McIntosh (London, Ontario, Canada/Saunders Secondary School) is four shots back of O'Neill as he is tied for 15th at 149. Capitalizing on playing the four par 5s at two-under, he tallied four birdies during his first 12 holes and was one-under with six holes left. However, three bogeys in his closing segment pushed him to a two-over 74 total. After opening the second round with a birdie, he made the turn even after a bogey on No. 12. Three bogeys on the front side gave him a three-over 75 and a 149 first day total.

Seniors Matt Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice) and Miguel Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) are both tied for 51st at 157, as Alessi posted round tallies of 78 and 79 and Echavarria had totals of 77 and 80. Sophomore Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centreville HS [Va.]) closed out Michigan's scoring on the first day as he is 57th at 159 (80-79).

Just five shots separate the top Big Ten's top four as Illinois took the first day lead with a 585 (291-294), while Minnesota is just two shots back at 587 (285-302), Iowa is four back at 589 (289-300) and Indiana is five back at 590 (299-291).

The Wolverines will continue the conference tournament Saturday (April 27), with the second round starting at 9:40 a.m. off the 10th tee. U-M will be paired with Nebraska.




Team Standings (After Day 1 of 3)

 1. Illinois         291-294 = 585 (+9)
 2. Minnesota        285-302 = 587
 3. Iowa             289-300 = 589
 4. Indiana          299-291 = 590
 5. Purdue           304-294 = 598
    Ohio State       306-292 = 598
 7. Northwestern     296-305 = 601
    Michigan State   297-304 = 601
 9. MICHIGAN         301-306 = 607
10. Nebraska         311-297 = 608
11. Wisconsin        304-308 = 612
12. Penn State       317-297 = 614

Top Individuals

 1. Brant Peaper, Indiana             72-68 = 140 (-4)
    Thomas Pieters, Illinois          70-70 = 140
 3. Erik Van Rooyen, Minnesota        70-73 = 143
 4. Boo Timko, Ohio State             74-70 = 144
 5. CHRIS O'NEILL, U-M                72-73 = 145
 6. Steven Ihm, Iowa                  71-75 = 146
    Jack Perry, Northwestern          73-73 = 146
    Joseph Winslow, Iowa              72-74 = 146
 9. Brian Campbell, Illinois          77-70 = 147
    Matthew Moseley, Michigan State   74-73 = 147
    Adam Schenk, Purdue               74-73 = 147

Michigan Individuals

T15. Brett McIntosh      74-75 = 149
T51. Matt Alessi         78-79 = 157
T51. Miguel Echavarria   77-80 = 157
 57. Noori Hyun          80-79 = 159

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

    Credit Card
    Photo Store