News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Second All-Region honor for All-America candidate
Boilermakers finish ninth with 11-under par 853
Freshmen Hong, Bradley post 2-under par 70s to lead Purdue
Volden T-9th after 18 holes; Boilers five shots out of fifth
Brian Carlson Photo Gallery
Purdue at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate (Oct. 12, 2015).
Action from the final round of the Big Ten Championships (April 26, 2015).
Purdue hosted the Boilermaker Invitational at the Kampen Course on April 18-19, 2015.
Big Ten Golfer of the Week (Sept. 30, 2015)
Big Ten Golfer of the Week (March 10, 2016)
Carlson Named 2nd-Team All-Big Ten (April 26, 2016)
Carlson Named PING All-Region (May 31, 2016)
Academic All-Big Ten (June 1, 2016)
Big Ten Golfer to Watch (Aug. 31, 2016)
2016-17 / AS A JUNIOR
Carlson appeared in 11 events, compiling a stroke average of 73.69 strokes per round.
Finished the year with three top-20 finishes, placing third at the season-opening Wolf Run Intercollegiate.
Also finished T-14th at the Windon Memorial and T-17th at the Tavistock Invitational.
After struggling in the opening round of the NCAA Regional Championships, recorded a pair of 73s to help Purdue to its third national championships in the last four years.
Advanced out of U.S. Open sectional qualifying for the second straight year.
Named to the Big Ten All-Academic team.
2015-16 / AS A SOPHOMORE
Advanced out of local qualifying to make sectional qualifying for the U.S. Open.
Carlson had an outstanding sophomore campaign, being named to All-Big Ten second team and the GCAA All-Region Team after averaging 72.97 strokes per round.
Named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week twice (Sept. 30, March 10). Earned first honor after winning first career individual title by posting a 6-under 207 at the Windon Memorial Classic.
Earned second honor after placing second at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate with a 7-under par score of 209.
Ranks tied for fourth on the single-season top-10 placings list with six. Had a five-tournament stretch where he placed 1st, T-3rd, 3rd, T-32nd and 2nd.
Finished T-7th at the Boilermaker Invitational with a 1-under par 215.
Ranked third on the team with 15 rounds of even-par or better and finished the season having a counting score in 16 straight rounds.
Opened the year 30-over par in his first tournaments; finished just 19-over par in his final 11 tournaments, including 31-over par in the NCAA Regionals and Championships.
Tied for the team lead in par-4 scoring (+39).
Named to the Big Ten's All-Academic Team.
2014-15 / AS A FRESHMAN
In July, finished third in the New England Amateur Championship, just two shots off the pace. Fired a second-round 65 during the event.
Carlson had a strong freshman season, joining the counting team in the third event of the season and never relinquishing a spot.
Recorded a 74.87 average in 31 competitive rounds.
Was second on the team in par-5 scoring (-18) and fourth in birdies (76).
Finished ninth at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate at 1-over par 217 (78-73-66). His final round 66 was the fourth-best round by a freshman in school history.
Recorded three rounds in the 60s, the second-best mark on the team and seven of his rounds were at or under par.
Finished tied for 46th at the NCAA Lubbock Regional, but his final round score of 1-under par (70) put Purdue in a strong position to advance.
Finished tied for 27th at the loaded Puerto Rico Classic, which included a second-round 69 (-3).
His third-round scoring average was 73.30, a full 2.50 strokes better than his first-round average (75.80) and 2.60 strokes better than his second-round average (75.90).
Carlson lettered four times in golf, winning medalist honors at the SCC Championship twice.
Helped his team to the D2 State Championship in 2013 while receiving the New Haven Register's MVP honor.
Was ranked as high as the No. 21-ranked junior golfer in the U.S. by Golfweek and won a pair of Challenge Cup titles as a senior.
Won the New England Junior Championship in 2012 and 2013 and finished T-6th in the New England Amateur Championship.
Won the 2012 Killington Junior Golf Championship and finished second in the 2013 running of the event.
Finished top 15 at the Rolex Tournament of Champions, one of the AJGA's premier events.
Placed in the top five at the Coca-Cola Junior Championship at Sugarloaf.
Attending the Krannert School of Management.
Born April 20, 1996.
Son of William and Carol Carlson.
Has a twin sister, Sarah.
Was also a competitive skier on the Mount Snow Freestyle Team and was a ski instructor the past two years.