Purdue Places 4th at Crooked Stick
Oct. 17, 2017

Final Results

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue men's golf team wrapped up a strong performance at the Crooked Stick Invitational, finishing fourth with a 54-hole total of 9-over par 873.

Scores were significantly higher in the final round, as the 65 golfers averaged almost three-and-a-half strokes higher than in round two (76.05 to 72.78). The wind gusted up to 25 miles per hour Tuesday and many golfers were seen in stocking hats during the morning part of the round.

Kentucky won the title with an even-par 864, while North Florida was one shot back at 1-over par 865. Illinois finished third at 7-over par, while Purdue was fourth at 9-over par 873 (291-277-305). South Carolina, Michigan State, Georgia and Indiana rounded out the top eight.

The Boilermakers were leading after yesterday's second round, but just couldn't hold the lead against a strong field that featured eight of the nation's top 100 teams.

Brian Carlson continued his strong early season, posting a 54-hole score of 1-under par 215 (75-65-75), good for a second-place tie. It marks his sixth career top-five finish and his 10th career top-10 finish, good for eighth on the Purdue career list. He has now posted two top-10, and three top-20 finishes this fall season, while posting his second career runner-up finish.

As an individual, Thomas Lewis recorded his first career top-10 finish, shooting an even-par 216 (76-74-73). Lewis finished tied for eighth, posting career bests in finish (T-8th) and score (216). His previous career-low round was a 220 at last year's Boilermaker Invitational.

Timmy Hildebrand had his best tournament of the fall, finishing T-10th at 1-over par 217 (68-71-78). It marked his fifth career top-10 finish and his first since last year's Big Ten Championships.

Freshman Joe Weiler posted his best finish of his career, placing T-28th at 7-over par 223 (72-74-77). Weiler played his last four holes in 1-under par to be part of the counting team.

Freshman Jason Hong also had a solid tournament to finish T-34th at 8-over par 224 (76-70-78). Classmate Cole Bradley had a solid final two rounds to place T-48th at 13-over par 229 (83-71-75).

Purdue will have a quick turnaround to end its fall season next week at the Tavistock Invitational, beginning Sunday in Windermere, Florida. The tournament will be one of the most-competitive events in the country.




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