Sept. 27, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- After rallying to finish fourth in last weekend's Windon Memorial Classic, the Purdue men's golf team looks to continue its strong play at this weekend's Jack Nicklaus Invitational, hosted by Ohio State at the Ohio State University Golf Club's Scarlet Course.
Purdue jumped five spots in last weekend's final round to place in a tie for fourth at the challenging Windon Memorial Classic. The field featured eight of the nation's top-60 ranked teams.
As strong as last week's tournament was, this week's field may be even more competitive, as nationally-ranked squads California, East Tennessee State, Kent State, Mississippi State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State are all entered in the 12-team event.
Freshman Austin Eoff and senior Adam Schenk continue to lead the Boilermakers. Eoff paces the squad with a 71.67 stroke average, while Schenk is right behind him at 72.00. The duo has combined for seven of Purdue's 11 even-par or better rounds this year. Both Eoff and Schenk shot three-under par 69s during last weekend's event and finished tied with each other in 11th place.
Freshman Philippe Schweizer showed improvement last weekend as well and ranks third on the squad with a 74.33 scoring average. Schweizer opened last weekend with a two-under par 70 and finished at seven-over par 223 and in a tie for 31st, his best finish during his brief career.
Juniors Enzo Perez and Justin Cho will round out Purdue's contingent. Perez enters with a 74.67 scoring average and placed T-43rd at last weekend's event, while Cho is averaging 75.00 strokes per round and finished 19th at the season-opening Windon Memorial Classic two weeks ago.
The Boilermakers will be off until October 14-15 when it will compete in the Crooked Stick Invitational in Carmel, Ind.