Oct. 25, 2013
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- The No. 31-ranked Purdue men's golf team will close out its fall slate this weekend when it travels to the Tar Heel State to face 13 other teams at the Bridgestone Golf Collegiate held at the Grandover Resort in Greensboro, N.C.
Action will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. with 36 holes of play, before concluding on Sunday with 18 holes beginning at 8:30 a.m.
The Boilermakers are the third-highest ranked team competing this weekend behind Virginia Tech (10th) and Iowa State (30th). Other top-100 teams competing are UNC Greensboro (64th), Chattanooga (84th), Georgia State (54th), Memphis (33rd), defending champion Mississippi State (58th), North Carolina (66th), North Carolina State (79th), VCU (75th) and Washington State (76th). William & Mary and High Point round out the field.
So far this year, Purdue has only faced Mississippi State and North Carolina, defeating both of them at the Jack Nicklaus Invitational in Columbus, Ohio. The Boilermakers enter the weekend with a sterling 42-8-2 (.827) head-to-head record and haven't finished lower than tied for fourth in any of their four events so far this year.
Freshman Austin Eoff, now ranked 62nd in the country by Golfweek, paces the Boilermakers with a 71.67 cumulative stroke average and three top-10 finishes in his first four events. He is coming off his best finish of the season with a third-place showing at the Crooked Stick Invitational with a one-over par 217.
Senior Adam Schenk had his best tournament of the fall in his last outing as well, placing second at the Crooked Stick Invitational with a one-under par 215. Schenk has two top-10 performances this season and owns a 72.58 stroke average through 12 rounds.
Freshman Philippe Schweizer and Enzo Perez both have recorded a 74.42 stroke average through 12 rounds at the Nos. 3 and 4 positions. Schweizer has shown improvement in every tournament in his tournament placing, starting the year at 38th at the Weibring Intercollegiate before finishing 31st, 23rd and 22nd in his last three tournaments.
Perez is also coming off his best performance of the season, placing 17th with an eight-over par 224 at the Crooked Stick Invitational. It was his first top-20 placing of the year and sixth of his career in 20 events.
Rounding out the Boilermaker lineup will be Sam Fu, who played in his first tournament since April 2012 in last weekend's Crooked Stick Invitational. Fu finished 43rd with a 16-over par 232, but showed his potential with a two-over par 74 in the second round.
This event will close out the fall portion of the schedule and the Boilermakers will open the spring season with the Big Ten Match Play Championship in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 14-15.