MGOLF Looks to Remain Hot in Florida
March 17, 2018

Live Scoring / Season Stats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s golf team wraps up a busy stretch this weekend at the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Action begins with 36 holes on Sunday at the Sawgrass Country Club before wrapping up Monday with the final 18 holes. Purdue will be paired with North Florida and Auburn off hole No. 1, beginning at 7:45 a.m. ET.

In addition to Auburn (No. 7) and North Florida (25), Purdue (43) will be joined by Washington (70), Tennessee (49), North Carolina (24), UCF (58), Jacksonville (60), North Texas (55), Liberty (57), Lipscomb (76), Louisville (39), Furman (141), West Virginia (101) and Coastal Carolina (100) this weekend on the 6,966-yard, par-72 layout.

Purdue has had a strong spring season, finishing in the top three of all three events it has played in and improved its Golfstat national ranking to a season-best No. 43. The Boilermakers won the Big Ten Match Play Championship, placed third at the elite Puerto Rico Classic and tied for second at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate two weeks ago.

Senior Brian Carlson leads the Boilermakers with a 72.10 stroke average, which currently ranks second on the single-season chart behind Lee Williamson’s 70.78 average in 2001-02. Carlson owns five top-20 finishes in seven stroke-play events and of his 21 rounds played, 11 have been even par or better.

Freshman Jason Hong follows at 73.81 strokes / 18 holes, good for fourth all time among Purdue freshman. Head coach Rob Bradley will round out his lineup with Jarle Volden (74.53), Joe Weiler (74.57) and Cole Bradley (74.76).

It will be Purdue’s final tune-up before its lone home tournament of the season, the Boilermaker Invitational on April 14-15.



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