April 24, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s golf team will open postseason play this weekend when it heads to French Lick Resort for the 2013 Big Ten Championships.
The 2013 conference event marks the second year in a row that both the men and women will compete for a Big Ten title at the same time at a neutral site.
The men’s championship will once again be contested on the award-winning Pete Dye Course, the top-ranked course in the state of Indiana. The Dye Course, which was named America’s Best New Public Course in 2009 by Golf Digest, was carved on a dramatic hilltop, offering a variety of elevation changes, rugged and dramatic terrain, narrow fairways and challenging bunkers.
The 74th-ranked Boilermakers will utilize a lineup of junior Adam Schenk at No. 1, sophomore Justin Cho at No. 2, sophomore Enzo Perez at No. 3, redshirt freshman David Cooke at No. 4 and sophomore Ben-Marvin Egel at No. 5.
Coming off of a fourth-place showing at the Boilermaker Invitational, Schenk leads Purdue with a 73.50 stroke average. He has four top-10 finishes in 10 starts this season.
Purdue has won a dozen Big Ten titles in its men’s golf history, and seen 13 of its players capture the individual conference crown, most recently Pariya Junhasavasdikul in 2007.
Competitors will play 36 holes on Friday and 18 on both Saturday and Sunday. Live scoring for the Big Ten Championships will be available at golfstatresults.com, and more information on French Lick Resort can be found at frenchlick.com.