Sept. 20, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The Purdue men's golf team will step up its competition and see many familiar faces this weekend as it travels to Knollwood Country Club for the 17th annual Windon Memorial hosted by Northwestern University. The 16-team field will play 36 holes on Sunday before completing play with 18 holes on Monday.
In addition to Purdue, Big Ten schools Iowa, Michigan, Ohio State, Penn State and Northwestern are among the schools competing. Arkansas, which finished 10th at last year's NCAA Championship, Coastal Carolina, Kent State, North Texas, DePaul, Lamar, Tulsa, Harvard, Marquette and UC Davis round out the field.
Located on 240 rolling acres in Lake Forest, Ill., and designed by J.S. Colt and C.H. Alison in 1924, The Knollwood Club has hosted both the USGA's Amateur and Mid-Amateur Championships and is hosting the Windon Memorial for the first time since 2000 when Hunter Mahan won the individual title.
The Windon has an illustrious history, with current PGA TOUR members Luke Donald, Joe Ogilvie, Tiger Woods, Gary Woodland and Ben Curtis finishing as runners-up in the event. Donald and current PGA TOUR members Mahan and Colt Knost are past champions.
Purdue had a strong performance in its season-opening trip to the Weibring Intercollegiate and will be looking for more of the same this week, using its same lineup. Freshmen Austin Eoff and Philippe Schweizer, juniors Justin Cho and Enzo Perez and senior Adam Schenk will compete for the Boilermakers, while sophomore Stuart Macdonald will compete as an individual.
Eoff paced the Boilermakers last weekend with a two-over par score of 215 to finish fourth at the Weibring Intercollegiate. Eoff led after the first two rounds as his opening-round 69 was the lowest season-opening round for a freshman in at least 20 years. Schenk finished 10th with a four-over 217, while Cho was 19th at seven-over par. Schweizer and Perez were tied for 38th, making Purdue the lone school to have all five players finish in the top 40, en route to its second-place finish, one shot behind Loyola, Chicago.
Live scoring of this weekend's tournament will be provided on Golfstat.com(.)