MGOLF Wraps Up Fall Season in Florida
Oct. 20, 2017

Round 1 Live Scoring / Round 1 Tee Times / Season Stats

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – The Purdue men’s golf team looks to end the fall season on a high note, traveling to Windermere, Florida, for the elite Tavistock Intercollegiate.

The 54-hole event begins Sunday and ends Tuesday at the par-72, 7,544-yard Isleworth Golf and Country Club. The field includes 15 of the nation’s top-70 teams and is recognized as college golf’s regular-season Major Championship. Past winners include Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Webb Simpson and J.B. Holmes.

In addition to Purdue (ranked 63rd), the field includes Auburn (6), Vanderbilt (9), Florida (10), LSU (12), Texas Tech (13), North Carolina (20), California (21), Arizona State (26), North Florida (27), Illinois (28), UCF (45), Arizona (52), North Texas (66), West Virginia (67), UAB (90) and Augusta (129).

The Boilermakers are coming off a decent performance at the Crooked Stick Invitational that featured eight of the nation’s top-100 teams. Purdue finished fourth out of 12 teams after leading through 36 holes. Purdue was just nine shots out of first place and shot a 9-over par 873, a score that included a 277 in the second round, which tied for the fifth-best round in school history.

Head coach Rob Bradley will travel senior Brian Carlson, junior Timmy Hildebrand and freshmen Jason Hong, Cole Bradley and Joe Weiler.

This marks the second straight year that Purdue will compete at Tavistock. The Boilermakers finished sixth a year ago after leading after the initial 18 holes, shooting a 54-hole total of 10-over par 874 (283-290-301). Florida won last year’s title at 20-under par and was followed by Vanderbilt, Arizona State, North Florida and North Carolina. Individually, Timmy Hildebrand and Brian Carlson both tied for 17th at 2-over par 218.

The tournament concludes Purdue’s fall schedule.

BOILER NOTES
• Purdue recorded its second fourth-place finish of the fall season with a fourth-place showing at the Crooked Stick Invitational last week … three Boilermakers, including Thomas Lewis as an individual, placed in the top 10 … Brian Carlson finished tied for second while Timmy Hildebrand was tied for 10th.
Brian Carlson leads the team at 72.25 strokes per round and has two top-10 finishes this year … six of his 12 rounds have been even or under par … he has posted the team’s lowest round in 8-of-12 team rounds so far this year … Carlson leads the team in birdies (37) … Carlson’s 65 in the second round was tied for the fourth-lowest round in school history … with three career rounds of 65 or better, Carlson is 1-of-2 players in school history with three or more rounds of 65 or lower (Adam Schenk).
• Freshman Jason Hong averages 73.00 strokes per round and has posted five even-par or better rounds to rank second on the team in both categories … his current average would be the best stroke average for a freshman in school history.
Timmy Hildebrand has had a counting score in all 12 rounds to date this year.
• According to Golfstat.com, Purdue has the fifth-most impactful freshman class in the country behind East Tennessee State, Missouri, Clemson and LSU … Purdue and ETSU are the only schools out of those five to have three players among their top-five players.
 

 

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