Bradley Reveals Loaded 2017-18 Slate
Sept. 1, 2017

2017-18 Schedule / Record Book

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Fifth-year Purdue men's golf head coach Rob Bradley has released the 2017-18 schedule that features 11 regular-season events against some of the most-competitive fields in the country at some of the most-prestigious courses in America.

Following up last year's very competitive schedule, Bradley has once again upped the level of competition for the upcoming season.

This year's slate features events at five courses that have hosted PGA Tour events, NCAA Championships and USGA national championships, including the site of the 2017 U.S. Open.

The Boilermakers open the fall at the Gopher Invitational in Independence, Minnesota, on Sept. 10 and 11. The tournament last year was the 17th-toughest event in the country.

Following the Gopher Invite, Purdue returns to the site of last year's NCAA Championships at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois, on Sept. 24 and 25, for the Northern Intercollegiate. Purdue last won the Northern Intercollegiate in 2000.

The next week, Purdue heads to the site of the 2017 U.S. Open Championship for the Erin Hills Intercollegiate in Hartford, Wisconsin, on Oct. 1 through 3.

On Oct. 16 and 17, Purdue travels to Carmel, Indiana, for the Crooked Stick Intercollegiate for the second time in the last three years.

The Boilermakers wrap up the fall season at the Tavistock Invitational in Windermere, Florida, on Oct. 22 to 24. Last year's field was the ninth-most competitive field in America a year ago and featured national powers such as Florida, Vanderbilt, Arizona State, North Carolina, Texas Tech, Augusta, Illinois, UCF, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Boilermakers finished tied for sixth at last year's event.

Purdue kicks off the spring season with the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Palm Coast, Florida, on Feb. 9 and 10. The Boilermakers are looking for their first Big Ten Match Play Championship after finishing fifth, third, sixth and second during Bradley's first four years.

Purdue will host the 26th annual Puerto Rico Classic in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico, against another star-studded field on Feb. 18, through 20. This year's field includes Purdue, Kentucky, North Carolina State, UNC Greensboro, Alabama, Georgia, Middle Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, Marquette, last year's national champion Oklahoma, Clemson, Northwestern, Maryland and East Carolina.

For the fourth straight year, Purdue will head to the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate in Scottsdale, Arizona, on March 3 and 4. The Boilermakers have finished fourth twice and second once.

After competing in the John Hayt Invitational in Ponte Vedra, Florida, on March 18 and 19, Purdue will host the Boilermaker Invitational on April 14 and 15.

The Big Ten Championships are held at the Baltimore Country Club on April 27, 28 and 29, while the NCAA Regional Championships are held at six different sites on May 14 through 16.

This year's NCAA Championships are at Karsten Creek Golf Course in Stillwater, Oklahoma, from May 25 to 30.

Bradley returns three regulars from last year's team in addition to welcoming a highly-regarded recruiting class. The Boilermakers have reached the NCAA Championships in three of the last four years.
 

 

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