MGOLF Heads West for Desert Mountain
March 1, 2018

Live Scoring / Season Stats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The resurgent Purdue men’s golf team looks to keep its momentum moving forward as it travels west for the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Played at the par-72, 7,107-yard Outlaw Course at Desert Mountain, action gets underway with 36 holes on Saturday with the final round coming Sunday.

The field will consist of Purdue, Fresno State, Kansas, Lipscomb, Miami (Ohio), Michigan, Nebraska, Oregon State, Saint Mary’s, San Diego, Utah and Washington State. Saint Mary’s is the highest-ranked team in the field at 37th, followed by Purdue (42), Kansas (45) and San Diego (46).

In all, eight of the teams in the field are ranked in the nation’s top 100 and four in the nation’s top 50.

Purdue has had an excellent start to the spring season, sharing the Big Ten Match Play Championships three weeks ago before placing third at the elite Puerto Rico Classic two weeks ago. The third-place finish equaled the program’s best finish in 20 all-time appearances at the event, finishing behind just Clemson and defending national champion Oklahoma.

Leading the charge in Puerto Rico was freshman Jason Hong, who placed sixth at 1-under par 212 to earn Big Ten Golfer of the Week accolades.

Brian Carlson (12th) and Jarle Volden (17th) also recorded top-20 finishes in Puerto Rico.

Carlson paces the squad with a 72.28 stroke average, recorded four top-20 finishes in six events and nine rounds or par or better during his 18 competitive rounds this season.

Hong follows at 73.89 strokes per round with three top-20 finishes. Five other Boilermakers have stroke averages under 75.00 per round, showcasing Purdue’s depth.

Purdue will be off until March 18 and 19 at the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra, Florida.



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