Cho, DiIanni, Schenk Named Big Ten Players to Watch

PURDUESPORTSDOTCOM Sophomore Justin Cho played in 10 tournaments for the Boilermakers last season.
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Sophomore Justin Cho played in 10 tournaments for the Boilermakers last season.
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Sept. 4, 2012

PARK RIDGE, Ill. - Purdue men's golfers Justin Cho, Jonathan DiIanni and Adam Schenk were named Big Ten Players to Watch on Tuesday in an announcement by the league office.

Cho, a sophomore from Alpharetta, Ga., played in 10 tournaments last season for the Boilermakers as a rookie, posting a 74.73 stroke average of 30 rounds. He recorded seven rounds at par or better a year ago, with his best finish coming in a tie for 18th place at Ohio State's Jack Nicklaus Invitational.

A freshman from Kernersville, N.C., DiIanni has yet to make his debut for the Boilermakers, but led Westchester Country Day High School to consecutive state titles as a junior and senior and qualified for the 2012 U.S. Amateur.

The 2011 Big Ten Freshman of the Year, Schenk played in 11 tournaments last seasons, posting two top-10 finishes and ranking second on the team with a 74.58 scoring average in 33 rounds. The junior from Vincennes, Ind., has two wins among his five-career top-10 showings, and was named to the PING All-Midwest Region team as a freshman.

The Boilermakers will get their fall season under way on Saturday when they compete in the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Ill. The first 36 holes of play will take place on Saturday, with the remaining 18 to be contested on Sunday. Live results will be available at golfstatresults.com.