Tyler Merkel, a freshman member of the Ball State men's golf team, won the Adidas Hoosier Invitational at the Indiana University Golf Course in Bloomington, Ind., and the Cardinals placed seventh as a team.
Merkel tallied a 71-68-70=209 to win the event by one stroke over David Erdy of Indiana and Kent Monas of Cleveland State.
Merkel helped the Cardinals to a seventh-place finish in the 16-team field. Ball State managed a 291-294-291=876, while Indiana won the event with a 279-283-290=852.
Ball State was joined in the tournament by Butler, Cleveland State, Detroit Mercy, Evansville, George Washington, Indiana, Iowa State, IPFW, IUPUI, Marquette, Oakland, Wright State and Youngstown State.