The 2012-13 academic year was a memorable one for Northwestern. Over the next several weeks, we will celebrate the conference championships, noteworthy wins and significant milestones that the Wildcats accumulated during the past year. Be sure to follow along at NUsports.com as we revisit our top 20 moments!
|Moment No. 11
|Date||April 15-16, 2013|
|Location||The Glen Club | Glenview, Ill.|
|Original Story||Perry, Wildcats Run Away With NU Spring Invitational|
|Social Media||@PatGossNUGolf | Northwestern Men's Golf|
|Top 20 Countdown||Northwestern's Top 20 Moments of 2012-13 Countdown|
Junior Jack Perry broke a school record held by touring pros David Lipsky and Luke Donald, and Northwestern as a team ran away with its own Spring Invitational that concluded with the final round Tuesday, April 16, at The Glen Club.
Perry matched his career-best score with a bogey free final round 6-under 66 to finish the tournament at 16-under 200 (67-67-66), the best 54-hole tournament total in school history. He won the event by eight strokes over second-place Boo Timko of Ohio State.
Perry's total bested the previous mark of 202 established by current Asian Tour and Web.com Tour member David Lipsky at the 2010 UNCG Bridgestone Collegiate and former World No. 1 Luke Donald at the 2001 U.S. Collegiate Championships. His accomplishment is even more impressive considering only two teams and five individuals finished under par at all in the NU Spring Invitational.
The victory was Perry's second of the season and propelled him to the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award, given annually to the conference player with the best regular-season stroke average. Perry was the first Wildcat to win that honor since Luke Donald in 2001. Perry also was an All-Big Ten first team, PING All-Region and PING All-America honorable mention award winner.