McIntosh in Top 10 after 36 Holes of Big Ten Championships
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May 2, 2014

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Site: French Lick, Ind.
Course: Pete Dye Course, French Lick Resort (par 72, 7,152 yards)
Tournament: Big Ten Championships (Day 1)
U-M Team Standing: 12th Place of 12 Teams (303-317/620) after Day 1
Top U-M Individual: Brett McIntosh, tie-8th (71-77/148)
Next U-M Event: Saturday, May 3 -- at Big Ten Championships Day 2 (French Lick, Ind.), 9 a.m.

FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- The University of Michigan men's golf team began the first of three days at the Big Ten Championships with a strong 303 team score in the day's opening round on Friday (May 2) but struggled at the start of the second round, ending with a 317 to sit in 12th place after 36 holes at the Pete Dye Course.

In the opening round, sophomore Brett McIntosh (London, Ontario/Saunders SS) birdied three of his final 10 holes without any bogeys to lead U-M, finishing with a Big Ten Championship career-best 71, which tied for the second-lowest score of the day by any player in the field. His one-under round is the best by a Wolverine in the conference postseason tournament since former Wolverine Matt Thompson fired a two-under 70 in the third round of the 2012 event.

Led by McIntosh and another pair of Wolverines in the top 20, U-M found itself in a tie for seventh as the squad teed off for the day's second 18 holes.

The second round of the tournament saw sophomore Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS) at even par as he turned the corner, correcting a bogey on No. 17 with a birdie on No. 18, but elsewhere on the Maize and Blue scorecard, bigger numbers took their toll.

McIntosh sunk an eagle on the 626-yard par-five No. 18, but a closing stretch of four pars from O'Neill and a late birdie from McIntosh were not enough to pull U-M out of 12th place, though just 10 shots separate Michigan from a tie for ninth.

McIntosh's 148 score places him in a tie for eighth place, while O'Neill's 152 total has him in a tie for 22nd heading into Saturday (May 3). Freshman Reed Hrynewich (Muskegon, Mich./Mona Shores HS) finished the day with a 159 total in his first postseason appearance and is tied for 34th place, while sophomore Andrew Yeager (Grand Rapids, Mich./Forest Hills Central HS) and junior Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centreville HS [Va.]) are separated by only one stroke in 59th and 60th, respectively.

Michigan will begin round three with tee times between 9 and 9:32 a.m. tomorrow morning off No. 10, players ordered 5-1.




Team Standings (After Day 1)

 1. Purdue           298-296 = 594 (+18)
 2. Illinois         297-298 = 595
    Minnesota        295-300 = 595
 4. Ohio State       302-294 = 596
 5. Northwestern     301-301 = 602
 6. Iowa             307-296 = 603
 7. Indiana          301-305 = 606
 8. Penn State       307-300 = 607
 9. Michigan State   303-307 = 610
10. Wisconsin        311-302 = 613
11. Nebraska         309-306 = 615
12. MICHIGAN         303-317 = 620

Top Individuals

1. Jose Mendez, Minnesota           69-74 = 143 (-1)
2. Philippe Schweizer, Purdue       72-72 = 144
3. Brian Campbell, Illinois         72-73 = 145
4. Tee-k Kelly, Ohio State          75-71 = 146
   Boo Timko, Ohio State            73-73 = 146
   Andrew Whalen, Northwestern      74-72 = 146
7. Charlie Danielson, Illinois      71-76 = 147
8. BRETT McINTOSH, U-M              71-77 = 148
   Enzo Perez, Purdue               72-76 = 148
   Jack Perry, Northwestern         73-75 = 148
   Mitch Rutledge, Michigan State   76-72 = 148

Other Michigan Individuals

T22. Chris O'Neill    76-76 = 152 (+8)
T34. Reed Hrynewich   75-79 = 154
 59. Andrew Yeager    81-85 = 166
 60. Noori Hyun       81-86 = 167

Contact: Chad Shepard (shepchad@umich.edu)

   

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