Boilers Return to Action at Lone Star Invitational

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Fernando Barco and the Boilermakers face another strong field at the Lone Star Invitational.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM
Fernando Barco and the Boilermakers face another strong field at the Lone Star Invitational.
PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM

March 21, 2014

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue men's golf team returns to action for the first time in three weeks when it heads to San Antonio for the Lone Star Invitational hosted by Texas-San Antonio at the Briggs Ranch Golf Club.

It will be Purdue's first trip to Texas since March 26-27, 2007, when the Boilermakers competed in the Morris Williams Intercollegiate in Austin.

Action begins Monday with 36 holes, starting at 8:30 a.m. (CT) with the final round taking place on Tuesday. Briggs Ranch is a par-72, 7,258-yard layout that is ranked the best residential golf course in the state of Texas and sixth in the U.S.

The Boilermakers, ranked 38th in the latest Golfstat national rankings, have finished in the top six in all seven of their previous tournaments and own a 70-21-7 (.750) head-to-head record.

Five of the nation's top 70 teams will be in action at Briggs Ranch as Purdue will be joined by New Mexico (#20), Baylor (#25), SE Louisiana (#70) and North Texas (#74). Other teams competing will be Texas-San Antonio, Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist, Louisiana Tech, Notre Dame, Rice, Sacramento State, South Dakota State, Texas State and UT-Arlington.

North Texas and Notre Dame are the only teams in the tournament that Purdue has seen this year, posting a 1-0-0 record against the two squads.

Individually, senior Adam Schenk is off to a stellar start this spring, ranking 18th in the Palmer Cup rankings released on Tuesday and 24th nationally in the Golfstat individual rankings. During his last two tournaments, Schenk has posted a cumulative total of 26-under par and finished tied for third in the Puerto Rico Classic and tied for second at the USF Invitational. He was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week on consecutive occasions on February 26 and March 5.

Schenk paces the squad with a 71.10 scoring average and 11 of his 20 rounds this year have been at or under par.

Freshman Austin Eoff follows with a 72.30 stroke average while boasting three top-10 finishes this season. Eoff has 10 rounds at or under par.

The duo will be joined by freshmen Philippe Schweizer (73.80) and Fernando Barco (74.17), junior Enzo Perez (73.95) and sophomore Stuart Macdonald (73.67).

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