Sept. 13, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Rob Bradley era of Purdue men's golf begins this weekend as the Boilermakers head to the 54-hole D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate Tournament beginning on Sunday morning. The tournament will consist of 36 holes on Sunday and 18 holes on Monday, contested on the 6,730-yard, par-71 Weibring Golf Club in Normal, Ill.
Teams competing this weekend include Purdue, Arkansas-Little Rock, Arkansas State, Bradley, Butler, Evansville, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, Loyola, Missouri State, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, Southern Illinois, SIU Edwardsville and Western Illinois.
Five players will make the trip to Normal for Bradley, who is in his first year guiding the Boilersmakers after helping Alabama to last year's NCAA Championship. Senior Adam Schenk, juniors Justin Cho and Enzo Perez and freshmen Austin Eoff and Philippe Schweizer will all compete for the Boilermakers this weekend. It will be the first collegiate competitions for Eoff and Schweizer, who both start their Purdue careers with impressive credentials. Eoff finished in the top six of two separate AJGA (American Junior Golf Association) tournaments and was a three-time Class 6A state medalist at Benton High School in Little Rock, Ark. Schweizer, a Badeu, Switzerland, native, played on the FCGT (Future Collegians Golf Tour) and placed second at the 2013 Swiss Championship.
Leading the Boilermakers into the fall will be Schenk, who was a first-team all-Big Ten honoree last year and won the 2013 Indiana Amateur Championship this summer. He led the Boilermakers last year with six top-10 finishes and a 73.34 stroke average.
Perez followed Schenk a year ago in scoring, compiling a 74.79 stroke average with a pair of top-10 finishes under his belt, while Cho was third on the team last year at 75.50 strokes per 18 holes.
Schenz, Perez and Schweizer were all named to the Big Ten Golfers to Watch list for the upcoming season.
Live scoring of the tournament will be provided on Golfstat.com(.)