It was a rough Memorial Day weekend for Purdue men’s golf. Although they qualified for the NCAA Championships once again this year, they were never in contention on a rough course at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. Of the 30 teams that were in competition this weekend Purdue was 28th after today, and did not make the top 15 cut for tomorrow’s fourth and final round of stroke play. Purdue was +38 for the weekend, two strokes ahead of Kennesaw State and three ahead of Clemson. The cut line was +7 as a team.
Purdue fired a 298 on day one and was in 26th place after 18 holes. Round two was better at 295, but the third and final round was a 309, the worst on the day from all 30 teams. Purdue was one of only two Big Ten teams in the field, however. Illinois is in 5th place with a -14.
Fernando Barco was in 76th place individually as Purdue’s leader with a +5. Timmy Hildebrand fired a +6 for the weekend, while Austin Eoff had a +12.
This was Purdue’s third appearance at the national championships in four years.