News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Boilermakers capture first team title since April 2011
Boilermakers with record-setting performances on Sunday
Boilermakers with top four finishes in first two tournaments
Eoff leads Purdue with second straight top-6 finish
Barco Named Academic All-Big Ten (May 28, 2015)
Barco Qualifies for U.S. Amateur (July 14, 2015)
Following the year, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship after finishing second in qualifying at Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with a 4-under par 138 (69-69).
After qualifying for the U.S. Amateur, competed for Peru in the Pan Am Games, placing 12th at 1-under par 287. Entered event ranked 843rd in the World Amateur rankings, but played very well among field consisting on 15 amateurs ranked in the top 500 and five professionals ranked in the top 527.
Had an up-and-down season, averaging 75.35 strokes per round in seven events (20 rounds).
After missing almost two months in the spring with an injury, had an outstanding performance at the NCAA Lubbock Regional, finishing a career-best T-14 at 1-under par 212 (72-75-65).
His final-round 65 was a career-low score and the tied for the fourth-lowest score in school history.
It also tied for the lowest round by a Purdue player in NCAA Championship play and his 212 was the fifth-best, 54-hole score by a Purdue player in NCAA action.
Recorded top-30 finishes at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (T-28) and Sagamore Fall Preview (T-20).
Recorded a counting score in 13.0 of his 20.0 rounds on the season (.650) and had three rounds at or under par.
Shot a 67 in the second round of the Windon Memorial Classic. His two rounds in the 60s were tied for second on the team.
Named to the Big Ten All-Academic Team, boasting a 3.25 cumulative GPA.
Joined the team at the semester break, appearing in four tournaments as well as the Big Ten Match Play Championship.
Recorded a stroke average on 74.75 in 12 rounds, the 13th-lowest stroke average for a Purdue freshman since 1992.
Finished a career-best T-26th at the Boilermaker Invitational in April (73-79-70=222; +6). His 2-under par 70 in the final round was the lowest 18-hole score of his career.
Led the team in final-round scoring average (72.00).
Was ranked as high as No. 142 in the World Golf Amateur rankings. At the time of his ranking, was ranked as the 11th-highest high schooler in the world.
Finished 15th at the 2013 AJGA Thunderbird Invitational in Arizona, one of the most prestigious junior events in the country.
Was the first-round leader with a 6-under par 66 in the only AJGA event he played in.
Competed in the 2012 and 2013 Peru Open.
Majoring in economics.
Born June 21, 1995.
Son of Fernando Barco and Josefina Leon.
Has a brother, Ignacio.