July 23, 2014
2014-15 Schedule | 2014-15 Schedule (Printable)
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue men's golf head coach Rob Bradley has released a 14-tournament 2014-15 schedule, including the Boilermaker Invitational on April 18-19, 2015, the lone home event of the year.
Under first-year head coach Rob Bradley in 2013-14, the Boilermakers reached the NCAA Championship for the first time since 2005 after placing third at the NCAA Central Regional Championship. Purdue will return five of its top six players, losing just one starter in Adam Schenk.
Purdue will open the season on Sept. 5-7 at the Northern Intercollegiate in Chicago after taking a one-year hiatus from the tournament. In the 2012-13 event where Purdue placed fourth, the tournament was played at Rich Harvest Farms, the site of last year's NCAA Central Regional and Purdue's third-place finish.
The Boilermakers will return to the Chicago area (Lake Forest) on Sept. 21-22 for the Windon Memorial Classic. Purdue placed tied for fourth in last year's event led by 11th-place finishes by Adam Schenk and Austin Eoff.
The following weekend, Purdue will travel to Columbus, Ohio, and the Jack Nicklaus Invitational. Purdue was tied for fourth last year, led by a seventh-place showing by Eoff.
On Oct. 13-14, Purdue will compete in the Ball State Invitational in Noblesville, Ind., for the first time since the 1975-76 season, before concluding the fall season at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in Greensboro, N.C., on Oct. 25-26. Purdue finished tied for fifth a year ago, led by then-freshman's Philippe Schweizer's career-best ninth-place finish.
After swinging into the spring season with the Alumni Match on Feb. 7-8 in Naples, Fla., Purdue will look to improve on its runner-up finish at the Big Ten Match Play Championship on Feb. 13-14 at a site to be determined.
One of the nation's top fields then heads to Puerto Rico for the Purdue-hosted Puerto Rico Classic on Feb. 22-24. Last year's tournament featured five of the nation's top-10 ranked teams and five more ranked in the top 50. The Boilermakers finished tied for sixth out of 15 teams highlighted by Adam Schenk's third-place finish at 11-under par 205, the third-best score in school history.
On March 6-7, Purdue heads west for the Desert Mountain Invitational in Scottsdale, Ariz., the Boilermakers' first appearance in the state since the 2011 NCAA Southwest Regional Championship.
The Boilermakers return to the East Coast for their next two tournaments, both in the state of Georgia. On March 21-22, Purdue heads to Lake Oconee, Ga., for an appearance in the Linger Longer Invitational for the first time since 2009 and then to the Augusta State Invitational on Apr. 4-5, in Augusta, Ga. Purdue placed seventh in last year's field.
Purdue hosts its only home event of the season on April 18-19 with the Boilermaker Invitational, a final tune-up for the Big Ten Championship.
The 2015 Big Ten Championship (Apr. 26-28) will be contested at the highly-regarded Victoria National in Evansville, Ind. Purdue placed fifth a year ago after leading the tournament through the first 45 holes. Nonetheless, Purdue's fifth-place showing matched the program's best since placing third in 2007.
The NCAA Regional Championship will be played May 14-16 at one of six sites nationally and the NCAA Championship will be held at Concessions Golf Club in Bradenton, Fla., on May 29 - June 3.
Purdue has advanced to 27 NCAA Championships, the third most among Big Ten Conference schools.