The Ottumwa Courier


March 31, 2013

No. 3 Warrior golfer take third at Beu Mussatto Invite

MACOMB, Ill. — Last year, the Indian Hills golf team started moving forward during the final round of the Beu Mussatto Invitational.

After Saturday, IHCC hopes there won’t be any more moving backwards.

The third-ranked Warrior golfer could not duplicate last year’s come-from-behind effort to defend their title in Western Illinois on Saturday. A close battle with a pair of Summit League schools left the two-time defending NJCAA Division I National champs in third place during a tougher day for scoring a final-round 306 left IHCC four shots behind team champ South Dakota State and two back of IUPUI with a three-round 893 total.

After IUPUI opened the tournament in mid-50 sunshine on Friday morning with the lowest team round of 286, conditions got progressively tougher as colder rainy weather moved through the area. No one was able to break 300 on Saturday morning with South Dakota’s final round of 301 proving to be the best team score of the final 18 holes.

Former Oskaloosa all-state linkster Mitch Tucker was one of the strongest golfers in the field on Saturday, leading Indian Hills by the end of the tournament with a even-par final round of 72. The round left Tucker tied for third individually with a three-over three-round 217 total, just two shots behind meet medalist Ruiz Santiago of IUPUI who started the day tied with Tucker at five-over par.

The third-ranked Indian Hills golf team head back to Illinois in two weeks, when head coach Mike Hagen hopes the conditions will be much more consistently Spring-like throughout the Midwest. The Warrior linksters next play in the Viking Golf Classic starting on Friday, April 12 in Milan, Illinois.

41st Annual Beu Mussatto Invitational

At Harry Mussatto Golf Course


Par 72

Team scoring — 1. South Dakota State 300-285-304-889, 2. IUPUI 286-301-304-891, 3 Indian Hills 299-288-306-893, 4. North Dakota State 305-288-302-895, 5. Lewis University 297-293-307-897, 6. Valparaiso 294-296-311-901, T7. Western Illinois 305-292-312-909, T7. South Dakota 300-308-301-909, 9. Bradley 306-297-311-914, T10. Nebraska-Omaha 305-294-319-918, T10. Creighton 299-300-319-918, 12. Western Illinois Gold 309-305-316-930, 13. Green Bay 309-312-320-941, 14. St. Ambrose 316-315-329-960, 15. Chicago State 356-343-346-1045.

Medalist — Ruiz Santiago (IUPUI) 75-74-70-217.

Runner-up — Hudson Carpenter (South Dakota State) 74-70-74-218.

IHCC individuals — T3. Mitch Tucker 74-73-72-219, T8. William White 75-71-74-220, 16. Connor Peck 74-72-79-225, T23. Ben Ludlum 76-72-81-229, T66. Colin Pearson 77-73-88-238.

Other IHCC individuals — T17. Kevin Workman 75-72-79-226.

Text Only
  • 0419 OTT Sports Hogue and McKay photo Big day for Hogue, McKay By KEVIN PINK IHCC Information Department Former IHCC teammates take part in ISU's big day at State Capitol Big day for Hogue, McKay

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ashley Salgado photo Former OHS star Salgado signs with Converse College OTTUMWA -- Former Ottumwa star athlete Ashley Salgado has signed her National Letter of Intent to play women's basketball at Converse College, a NCAA Division II institution in Spartansburg, SC. Salgado played two seasons at Marshalltown Community Co

    April 19, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC baseball photo Falcons remain in first after sweep at Muscatine MUSCATINE — Friday provided the first-place Indian Hills baseball team with two very different games at Muscatine. Fortunately for the Falcons, the results were the same. IHCC remained tied atop the region with Iowa Western after sweeping the first t

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports IHCC golf photo Warrior golfers boast big lead at Illinois invite SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — After one round, the Indian Hills men's golf team boasts a 15-stroke lead in the Blue Boy Invitational Friday with a score of 296 strokes. Jakob Garstecki spearheaded the Warriors' success by firing the top score of the day at 72

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0419 OTT Sports softball color photo Warriors suffer sophomore day sweep to Southeastern OTTUMWA — Jim Overturf has been coaching junior college softball for over two decades. In that time, Overturf has seen over two decades worth of days dedicated to celebrating a departing class of sophomore players. In his experience, Overturf has see

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albia boys have record-setting night at Waukee WAUKEE — Alex Schultz turned in a pair of outstanding performances at what ended up being a record-setting night for the Albia boys track and field team at the Waukee Invitational. Competing as the lone Class 2A school against some elite competition,

    April 18, 2014

  • 0419 OTT Sports Ottuwa Conference photo Ottumwa AD talks about possible conference change OTTUMWA — Tom Kopatich has plenty of experience with the Southeast Conference. Kopatich, the athletic director for Ottumwa High School, coached the Ottumwa football team when the Bulldogs belonged to the conference. So what does he think about a pos

    April 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • On Tap Saturday Boys Soccer Ottumwa at Waterloo West Invitational, 9 a.m. Oskaloosa at Winterset Tournament, 10 a.m. College Golf Indian Hills at Buena Vista Spring Invitational (Storm Lake) College Baseball Indian Hills at Muscatine (DH), Noon College Softball Indi

    April 18, 2014

  • Ottumwa boys track ties for seventh in Urbandale URBANDALE — The Ottumwa boys track and field team tied for seventh place with Des Moines North at the Chuck Silvey Invitational at Urbandale Thursday with 11 points. The Bulldog boys 4x400 team of Roger Cruz, Matt Moreland, Jalen Strunk and Osha Wyl

    April 18, 2014

  • Clarification Clarification: The Ottumwa boys tennis team competes at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Dan Staggs Courts against Ankeny.

    April 18, 2014

NCAA Tournament Scoreboard
Sports photo reprints