Oct. 11, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - Purdue junior Adam Schenk was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on Thursday, days after nearly completing a furious comeback at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.
The honor is the second of Schenk's career, and the first for a Boilermaker since Tyler Duncan earned the award on Sept. 7, 2011.
The Vincennes, Ind., native started the final round of the Jack Nicklaus Invitational on Tuesday morning in a tie for 13th place, but posted a one-under 71 on the day to move 11 spots up the leader board and share second place. His Tuesday performance was one of just four final-round red numbers in the field.
Through four fall tournaments, Schenk leads the Boilers with a 74.50 scoring average. He has recorded a pair of top-five finishes in four starts, adding a tie for third at the Purdue/Midwest Shootout to his effort at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational.
Purdue is idle until late October, when it ventures to Greensboro, N.C., for the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate.