Feb. 14, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s golf team will take part in its first stroke-play competition of the spring season this weekend when it hosts the Puerto Rico Classic at Rio Mar Country Club in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico.
The Boilermakers will host and compete against 14 teams in one of the sport’s premier early-season tournaments from Feb. 17-19. The 54-hole event will be held on the club’s River Course, a par-72, 6,902-yard track, with 18 holes scheduled for each day.
In addition to the host Boilers, the Puerto Rico Classic will feature No. 5 Alabama, Augusta State, No. 19 Clemson, East Tennessee State, No. 11 Georgia, No. 10 Georgia Tech, Michigan, No. 30 North Carolina, North Carolina State, No. 31 Northwestern, Ohio State, No. 45 Oklahoma, No. 15 Oklahoma State, No. 17 SMU and Virginia Tech.
Purdue is coming off of an eighth-place finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship, the annual spring debut for conference teams in Bradenton, Fla.
A six-player contingent will travel to Rio Grande for Purdue, with senior Jakob Ziegler, junior Adam Schenk and sophomore Justin Cho all expected to be part of the Boilermakers’ five-man lineup. Sophomore Ben-Marvin Egel and freshmen David Cooke and Jonathan DiIanni will compete for the final two spots.
Schenk was the Boilers’ top scorer in the fall season, averaging 74.31 strokes per round and posting two top-10 finishes.
Live scoring for the Puerto Rico Classic is available here.