Oct. 8, 2007
GLENCOE, Ill. -- Paced by Kyle Moore's (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) 3-under 139 (70-69), Northwestern is sitting in second place at this year's Windon Memorial Classic, being held at the Lake Shore Country Club.
The tournament concludes Monday with the final round starting at 8 a.m. The final round can be followed online at 2007 Windon Memorial Classic.
Moore is one of four Northwestern players in the player leaderboard's top-10. However, NU's David Lipsky (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) and Jonathan Bowers (Columbus, Ohio/Bishop Watterson) are competing as individual participants and not as a part of the Wildcats' official team. Individual participants do not count toward team scores.
Lipsky is 5-under (70-67) with a two-stroke lead on Moore and Bowers. Also tied for second is Kent State's David Ludlow and J.P. Paiement, and New Mexico's Jon Sauer. Behind Ludlow and Paiement, Kent State is the Windon team leader through 36 holes with a 9-under 559 (282-277). The Wildcats are 10 strokes back at 1-over (285-284=569).
Senior Dan Doyle (Rochester, Mich./Stoney Creek) is NU's fourth player in the top-10. He fired a 2-under 140 (69-71) on Sunday.
Rounding out the remainder of NU's scoring contingent are Andy DeKeuster (Franksville, Wis./Racine Lutheran) who carded a 3-over 145 (73-72) and is in 31st place; Ravi Patel (Naperville, Ill./Neuqua Valley) who shot a 4-over 146 (74-72) and is in 36th place; and Josh Dupont (Poway, Calif./Cathedral Catholic) who was disqualified in the second round after shooting a 2-over 73 for the first 18 holes.
Northwestern had one other player competing individually, newcomer Matt Denison
(Northbrook, Ill./Glenbrook North) who shot a 1-over 143 (70-73) and is in 20th place.
The current Windon Memorial was spearheaded by Bernie Windon and former Northwestern University men's golf coach Jeff Mory in 1992. Their vision quickly turned into a major tournament on the collegiate golf calendar. The original tournament, The Quintessence Classic, was played in 1993. The tournament was renamed after the passing of Mr. Windon, the tournament committee chairman, in December of 1993. To keep Mr. Windon's "quintessential" spirit alive, the participants now play for the Quintessence Trophy.
SMU, the defending Windon champion, is in eighth place.