April 28, 2013
FRENCH LICK, Ind. -- Northwestern concluded the 2013 Big Ten Championships in sixth place following Sunday's final round on the Pete Dye Course at the French Lick Resort.
Northwestern carded a 15-over 303 in the final round to finish the tournament at 48-over 1,200 (296-305-296-303).
Junior Jack Perry (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara), who entered the day just two strokes out of second, went bogey-bogey at Nos. 2 and 3 to start his final round. He came back to birdie No. 5 with a 12-foot putt before a spectacular approach at the sixth also led to birdie. With the ball in the rough and above his feet, he hooked a six iron into the green and used the slope to feed the ball down inside of a foot to get back to even par.
Bogeys at Nos. 9, 11 and 15 and no further birdies on the day put Perry at 3-over 75 after three-straight 1-over 73s earlier in the tournament. Perry's final seventh-place 6-over 294 total (73-73-73-75) gave him his first-career Big Ten Championships top-10 finish and his fifth top-10 and eighth top-20 effort in 10 stroke play tournaments this season.
Freshman Matthew Negri (El Cajon, Calif./Grossmont), who was in fifth place among the NU team members entering Sunday, had his best round of the tournament by far. Birdies at Nos. 2 and 7 kept him at even par despite a double bogey on No. 6. He would give a stroke back at No. 8 to get to 1-over par, but then, as competitors all around him dropped shots in the tough conditions, he ground out 10-straight pars to finish the day at 1-over 73 and the tournament at 17-over 305 (75-80-77-73), good for 33rd overall.
Senior Nick Losole (Scottsdale, Ariz./Scottsdale Notre Dame) made five bogeys on his front side Sunday but he was able to get his game mostly under control on the back, making just a single bogey at the 430-yard par-4 12th with eight pars surrounding that. His final round 6-over 78 left him in 22nd in the field at 13-over 301 (74-75-74-78).
Josh Jamieson (St. Andrews, Scotland/High School of Dundee) made birdie at the short 382-yard par-4 second to start his final round but two bogeys at the end of the front side eventually turned him at 2-over par 38. He fought back with birdies at Nos. 10 and 14 to help get down to 1-over, but four-straight bogeys coming home led to a final round 5-over 77 and a 37th place total of 19-over 307 (75-80-75-77).
Freshman Andrew Whalen (Ephrata, Wash./Ephrata Senior) concluded his first-career Big Ten Championships with a 12-over 84 to finish 43rd overall at 21-over 309 (74-77-74-84).
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