News and notes on Purdue Athletics
Barco, Eoff, Macdonald earn academic honor
Purdue finished with 212 all-academic picks in 2015-16
Barco leads the way in final round with a 1-over par 71
Boilermakers will close out season tomorrow in third round
Purdue at the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate (Oct. 12, 2015).
Stuart Macdonald photo gallery from Monday's first round at the 115th U.S. Amateur.
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.
NCAA Men's Golf Championship Second Round (May 25, 2014)
Macdonald B1G Golfer of Week (Feb. 25, 2015)
Macdonald Named Academic All-B1G (May 28, 2015)
Macdonald Qualifies for U.S. Amateur (July 14, 2015)
Academic All-Big Ten (June 1, 2016)
2015-16 / AS A SENIOR
Macdonald had a strong year, ranking fourth on the team in scoring average (73.95) and top-10 finishes (4).
Finished his career with a 74.51 stroke average, good for 14th on the school's career chart.
Posted a pair of big rounds at the NCAA Regional Championships at Karsten Creek, going 8-over par the last two rounds to advance to his second NCAA Championship.
Recorded top-5 finishes at the Windon Memorial Classic (T-3rd), where he led for the first two rounds, and the Boilermaker Invitational (T-5th).
Also finished T-9th at the Northern Intercollegiate and T-10th at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate.
Recorded 11 rounds of even-par or better, including a career-low 67 in the Windon Memorial Classic.
Led the team in birdies (127) and shared the team lead in par-5 scoring (-32).
Named to the Big Ten's All-Academic Team.
AS A JUNIOR / 2014-15
Following the year, qualified for the U.S. Amateur Championship after finishing with co-medalist honors in qualifying at Somis, California, with an even-par 144.
Finished second in the British Columbia Amateur in late July and then finished T-13th at the Canadian Amateur in August, the week before the U.S. Amateur.
Macdonald was one of two players (Austin Eoff) to play every round (36), recording a 74.36 scoring average on the season.
Was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Feb. 25, after placing 10th at a loaded Puerto Rico Classic field.
Ranked second on the team in birdies (89) and led the team in eagles (5).
Recorded two top-10 finishes, placing tied for sixth at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (+2) and 10th at the Puerto Rico Classic (-3).
Was also T-12th at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate (+3).
Was part of the counting team in 22.8 of his 36.0 rounds (.633).
Tallied six rounds at or under par and three rounds in the 60s, including a career-low round of 68 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Classic.
Named to the Big Ten's All-Academic Team, owning a 3.00 GPA.
AS A SOPHOMORE / 2013-14
Macdonald came on strong late in the year to give the Boilermakers a big boost. Was one of the most-improved players in the Big Ten, shaving almost six strokes per round off his average from his freshman year (79.86).
Macdonald appeared in seven tournaments (22 rounds) and ranked third on the team in scoring average at 74.05 strokes per round.
Broke out in a big way at the Boilermaker Invitational with a career-best T-4th finish (71-70-72=213; -3). Was the leader after 36 holes.
Recorded a T-20th finish at the NCAA Central Regional (79-70-76=225; +9).
Was outstanding the first two rounds at the NCAA Championship with a 142 (+2), before a final-round 80 dropped him off the pace.
Seven of his 22 rounds were even par or better.
During the summer, won his second straight Point Grey Golf & Country Club individual championship (-8).
Competed in the PC Financial Open on the PGA Tour Canada circuit right after the NCAA Championship.
AS A FRESHMAN / 2012-13
Competed in three events, all as an individual.
Averaged 79.86 strokes per round with a 54-hole low score of 247.
Finished tied for 21st at the Purdue / Midwest Shootout (+11; 18 holes) and tied for 28th at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational (+13; 18 holes).
An IMG Leadbetter All-American as a senior.
Took 10th at the 2012 British Columbia Amateur.
Majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.
Born on Nov. 10, 1994.
Son of Robert and Susan Macdonald.
Mother played golf at the University of British Columbia.
Has two brothers, John and Angus, and a sister, Meryl.