April 27, 2013
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FRENCH LICK, Ind. — University of Iowa men’s golfer Joseph Winslow carded an even par round (72) Friday at the Big Ten Championships and the Hawkeyes maintained their spot on the leaderboard. Iowa shot a 301 (+13) and have a 54-hole tally of 890 (+26). The Hawkeyes are tied for third with Indiana.
Overcast skies, windy conditions and light rain greeted golfers today on the Pete Dye Course. Winslow was able to grind out a solid round with great play around the greens. The Overland Park, Kan., native improved from sixth to fourth place on the individual leaderboard.
Entering Sunday’s final round, No. 34 Illinois leads the field at six-over (870). Winslow is eight strokes off the leader’s pace set by Illinois’ Thomas Peters at six-under. The Black and Gold have three players currently in the top-25.
“Joe didn’t play great today but scrambled for an even par round which moved him up the leaderboard,” said UI head coach Mark Hankins. “There were some good scores out there today and we need to continue to adapt and be determined to stay in the present as we compete.”
Winslow was one of nine players in the field to shoot par or better in the third round. He jumped from sixth to fourth on the leaderboard, and has a 54-hole tally of 218 (+2). He played the front nine even par with a birdie on hole No. 4 and eight pars. Winslow also played the back side even par, making birdies on holes 12 and 15. He has now played 11 rounds at or below par this season. Winslow will be gunning for his second consecutive top-five finish in tomorrow’s final round.
Junior Steven Ihm is tied for 16th place with a three-round mark of 223 (+7). The Peosta, Iowa, native shot a 77 (+5) in today’s third round. He birdied the par-three, 191-yard, fourth hole and made 12 pars on the day.
Sophomore Brian Bullington is tied for 24th with a 54-hole score of 226 (+10). The Frankfort, Ill., native carded a five-over, 77, in today’s round. He made birdie on the par-four fifth hole and tallied 11 pars in the third round. Bullington is vying for his third straight top-25 finish.
Sophomore Ian Vandersee carded Iowa’s second best round of the day, a three-over, 75, and remained tied for 35th in the field. After falling to four-over on the round, Vandersee played holes 7 through 12 at two-under par. The West Des Moines, Iowa, native had three birdies and 10 pars. He has a three-round score of 228 (+12).
Freshman Nate Yankovich is tied for 52nd with a 54-hole score of 234 (+18). The Blacklick, Ohio, native shot a five-over, 77, in today’s third round. Yankovich was steady on the day with 11 pars and a birdie on the par-five third hole.
“I was happy with the overall effort as we continue to get more comfortable with the golf course,” said Hankins. “We will look to stay in the same mindset tomorrow, learn from today’s round and only worry about the things we can control. This is a golf course that forces you to play it how it was designed and the more we do that and trust our short games and wedge play, the easier it is to eliminate bogeys.”
The Hawkeyes will be grouped with Indiana for the fourth straight round, and will tee off hole No. 1 from 7:40-8:12 a.m. (CT). Live results are available at www.golfstat.com. Stay tuned to hawkeyesports.com for final round coverage of the Big Ten Championships.
2013 Big Ten Championships
1. Illinois, 291-294, 285 — 870 (+6)
2. Minnesota, 285-302–290 — 877 (+13)
T3. Iowa, 289-300-301 — 890 (+26)
T3. Indiana, 299-291-300 — 890 (+26)
5. Ohio State, 306-292-296 — 894 (+30)
6. Northwestern, 296-305-296 — 897 (+33)
7. Michigan State, 297-304-298 — 899 (+35)
8. Purdue, 304-294-302 — 900 (+36)
9. Nebraska, 311-297-301 — 909 (+45)
10. Penn State, 317-297-301 — 915 (+51)
11. Wisconsin, 304-308-304 — 916 (+52)
12. Michigan, 301-306-312 — 919 (+55)