Boilermaker Freshmen Shine In The Rain

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Juniors Tom Oliver (pictured) and Michael Randle are joined by six freshmen this season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Juniors Tom Oliver (pictured) and Michael Randle are joined by six freshmen this season.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

Shootout Final Results
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Sept. 8, 2007

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men's golf team finished tied for fifth out of 16 teams in its first competition of the year, the Purdue/Midwest Shootout at the Boilermakers' Kampen Course. Purdue freshman Erich Johnston shot a one-under par 71 and was one of five individuals to tie for first place.

The weather was the story of the day at the Shootout as thunderstorms caused suspension of play that lasted over an hour and limited the event from 36 holes to just a single round. Bowling Green State and Michigan recorded team scores of 293 (+5), with Michigan taking home the team title based on the fifth players' scores as the tie-breaker. The Wolverines' fifth player, Brian Ottenweller outscored Bowling Green State's Russell Goodwin, 79 to 81.

The individual medal was shared by five golfers, Michigan's Tim Schaetzel and Bill Rankin, Bowling Green State's Jace Walker and Andrew Ladwig and Purdue's Johnston. Johnston, a native of Fort Wayne, Ind., picked up co-medalist honors in his first collegiate tournament.

Purdue freshman Nakarintra Ratanakul tied for 10th after carding a plus-two 74 in his debut. Maximo Kopp, another Boilermaker freshman, had the third lowest score for Purdue. He fired a 78, tying him for 46th place. Junior Tom Oliver recorded a 79 which tied him for 57th. The fifth golfer for the Boilermakers, junior Michael Randle shot an 80 and tied for 63rd.

Two Purdue freshmen, Coy Breen and Trevor Sahn competed as individuals at the home event. Breen tied for 17th place with a score of 75 and Sahn tied for 36th after firing a 77.

 

 

The Boilermakers will compete again at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex when they return to action Sept. 22 and 23 in the PING/Golfweek Preview. The Preview features some of college golfs' premier programs and gives them an opportunity to play the Kampen Course, the site of the 2008 Men's NCAA Championships.