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Austin Peay State University’s Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship

 

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Austin Peay State University Sports - APSU - Governors - Lady GovsHutchinson, KS - Marco Iten, Austin Peay State University senior golf standout, finally will get a look at the Prairie Dunes Country Club, Thursday, as the NCAA Golf Championship will begin with a 9:00am practice round.

Iten earned a bid to the golf championship by winning last weekend’s NCAA Auburn Regional, shooting a three-round 8-under 208, becoming only the third golfer in Ohio Valley Conference history to advance to championship under the current format.

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Austin Peay Golfer Marco Iten prepares for NCAA Golf Championship. (APSU Sports Information)

Here are 11 things to know about the Niederglatt, Switzerland native as he prepares to tackle the par-70, 6941-yard layout:

11 – Number of Top 20 finishes in 13 tournaments he achieved this spring.

10 – Number of Top 20 finishes in 12 tournaments he had in 2012-13.

9 – Number of tournaments he has played this spring, including the NCAA Championship.

8 – Number of strokes Iten was under par to win the NCAA Auburn Regional by four strokes. He also was 8-under in the rain-shorted OVC championship.

7 – Number of rounds in the 60s Iten has shot this season, including a final-round 67 in the Auburn Regional.

6 – Number of spring tournaments Iten owned the Governors low score.

5 – Number of career medalist honors achieved by Iten, including four this spring.

4 – Number of languages—Swiss German, German, French and English—Iten speaks fluently. He also has more than working knowledge/use of Spanish.

3 – Number of consecutive birdies achieved by Iten on his back nine to clinch the Auburn Regional.

2 – Number of Swiss golfers participating in the NCAA Championship, with Purdue’s Philippe Schweizer being the other.

1 – Number of OVC golfers to capture an NCAA golf regional in its current format, that being Marco Iten.


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