Oct. 11, 2010
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Purdue men's golf team wrapped up the first day of play at the inaugural Jack Nicklaus Invitational in seventh place after recording a total of 596 (+36) in 36 holes of action on Monday.
The Boilermakers shot 303 (+23) as a team in the opening round before rebounding to play the afternoon session at 293 (+13). Purdue will open play on Tuesday in front of fourth-ranked LSU by a stroke, and just seven strokes behind No. 13 Ohio State for sixth place.
Senior Erich Johnston and junior Tyler Duncan led the Boilers on Monday with totals of 149 (+9), good for a tie for 20th place after the opening day of competition. Johnston bounced back from an opening-round 77 with a two-over 72 in the second round, the Boilermakers' best round of the day, while Duncan shot a consistent 75-74 on Monday.
Freshman Adam Schenk carded a 150 (+10) on Monday to earn a share of 25th place, while classmate Sam Fu settled into a tie for 43rd with a mark of 154 (+14) and senior David Gersztein finished the day in 46th place with a tally of 155 (+15).
The Boilermakers and the rest of the field at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational will take to the course on Tuesday for the final round of play. Tee times will start at 8:30 a.m. ET from both No. 1 and No. 10, and live scoring will be available at golfstatresults.com.