MGOLF Travels to US Open Host Erin Hills
Sept. 29, 2017

Live Scoring / Season Stats

MARQUETTE INTERCOLLEGIATE INFORMATION
Oct. 1-3, 2017 / Erin Hills / Hartford, Wis.
TEAMS: Augusta, Florida State, Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, PURDUE, Northwestern, Ole Miss, South Florida, Texas A&M, UC Davis, UCLA, UTEP, Wisconsin
INDIVIDUALS: Cole Bradley, Brian Carlson, Timmy Hildebrand, Jason Hong, Jarle Volden, Joe Weiler (Ind.)

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The Purdue men’s golf team will face its stiffest challenge of the season at one of the top courses in America when it travels to Erin Hills for the Marquette Intercollegiate in Hartford, Wis.

The 54-hole tournament will begin Sunday and end Tuesday. The field features 11 teams that qualified for NCAA Regional play in 2017, with four of those teams advancing to the NCAA Championships (Florida State, Iowa State, Purdue, Ole Miss). Tee times off holes Nos. 1 and 10, will begin at 10 a.m. ET, on Sunday and Monday and 9:30 a.m. ET, on Tuesday.

Erin Hills was the site of the 2017 U.S. Open, and after playing as the longest course in major championship history at 7,741 yards, the course will feature a similar layout, playing as a 7,722-yard, par-72 course.

In addition to Florida State, Iowa State, Purdue and Ole Miss, the field will feature Augusta, Marquette, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, South Florida, Texas A&M, UC Davis, UCLA, UTEP and Wisconsin.

Purdue has had a mixed bag of results to start the season, finishing ninth at the season-opening Gopher Invitational, before placing fourth at the Northern Intercollegiate last weekend.

Purdue’s counting squad will include senior Brian Carlson, juniors Timmy Hildebrand and Jarle Volden and freshmen Cole Bradley and Jason Hong. Freshman Joe Weiler will compete as an individual.

PURDUE TEAM NOTES
• Purdue posted three consistent rounds last week at the Northern Intercollegiate, placing fourth out of 12 teams at 2-under par 862 (286-289-287). It marked the first time that Purdue shot under 290 in all three rounds since the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in October 2016, and for the seventh time during the Rob Bradley era (fifth year).
• According to Golfstat.com, Purdue has had the third-most impactful freshman class in America behind Stephen F. Austin and Missouri. Purdue is one-of-five schools nationally to have three freshman currently ranked among its top-five players.
Brian Carlson has posted a pair of top-20 finishes and has been the low man in five-of-six rounds played this year. He recorded a seventh-place finish last week at the Northern Intercollegiate, his ninth career top-10 finish, tied for the 10th most in school history. Carlson’s 73.64 career stroke average is seventh in Purdue history. Four of his six rounds so far this year have been under par.
• Three freshmen rank 2-3-4 on the team in scoring average. Jason Hong (72.67), Joe Weiler (73.00) and Cole Bradley (73.50) have all had strong starts.
• Playing as an individual, Hong finished tied for eighth at the Northern Intercollegiate at 4-under par 212, for his first career top-10 showing.
 

 

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