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PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Purdue returns all five starters back for the 2006-07 season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Purdue returns all five starters back for the 2006-07 season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

May 20, 2006

CHARDON, Ohio - The Purdue men's golf team's season concluded on Saturday after a 12th-place finish at the NCAA Men's Golf Central Regional Championships in Chardon, Ohio.

The Boilermakers were two shots out of 10th place, which would have earned them a trip to the NCAA Championships from May 31 to June 2 in Sunriver, Ore. The Boilermakers had advanced to four of the last five NCAA Championships.

Purdue fired a final-round 292 and totaled 886 over the three days. Oklahoma State won the event with a total of 845. Northwestern placed second and Texas A&M and Georgia Tech tied for third.

Purdue was led individually by junior Bobby Bennett. Bennett was tied for fifth heading into the final round. He fired a 77 on Saturday and finished with a total of 218 and in a tie for 20th place.

Sophomore Santiago Russi fired an even-par 71 in the final round. He tied for 37th overall. His final round included an eagle on the par-five 18th.

After a 73 on Saturday, junior Pariya Junhasavasdikul tied for 44th overall. Freshman Tom Oliver shook off the first two rounds and posted an even-par 71 on Saturday. He vaulted over 25 spots into a tie for 95th overall.

Junior Peter Richardson fired a final-round 77 and tied for 103rd overall.

The event was held in Chardon, Ohio and hosted by Cleveland State. Purdue was no stranger to the 7,085-yard, par-71 Sand Ridge Golf Club. The Boilermakers tied for fourth in the Cleveland State Invitational, held at Sand Ridge, on Sept. 13.

Complete results of the Central Regional can be found at golfstat.com.