March 5, 2014
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- For the second straight week, Adam Schenk was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week, this time sharing the honor with Illinois' Brian Campbell.
Schenk led the Boilermakers to a fourth-place tie in the USF Invitational over the weekend, individually finishing in a tie for second with a 15-under par score of 201 (65-70-66). He missed out on the individual title by just one shot, finishing off the pace set by Florida State's Jack Maguire, who needed a 10-under 62 on the final day to earn medalist honors.
Schenk and Campbell both tied for second in the event.
Schenk's first-round score tied a career low and was the fourth-lowest round in school history. In addition, his score of 201 was the second-best 54-hole tally in school history, just one shot off the school record 200 set by Pariya Junhasavasdikul at the Western Intercollegiate in March 2007.
Over the last two weeks, Schenk has played the two events in a combined 26-under par, registering 33 birdies, 70 pars and just five holes of bogey or worse. He has recorded two of the three-lowest 54-hole scores in school history over the last two weeks.
Schenk has six top-20 finishes in seven tournaments this year and leads the team in scoring average at 71.10 strokes per 18 holes.
Eariler today, Schenk was ranked 18th in the initial Palmer Cup rankings, a system that will determine the Palmer Cup team to be played in June 2014. The top six golfers in the ranking from both the United States and Europe shall be among the 10 individuals selected to compete in the Palmer Cup at Walton Heath Golf Club June 26-28, consisting of the top amateur golfers in the world.
Schenk and his teammates will be off for three weeks before heading to the Lone Star Invitational on March 23-25 in San Antonio, Texas.