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    Northwestern Returns to Action at General Jim Hackler Invitational

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM Senior Dan Doyle and the 'Cats take on the TPC of Myrtle Beach this weekend.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Senior Dan Doyle and the 'Cats take on the TPC of Myrtle Beach this weekend.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    March 7, 2008

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern plays its second tournament in as many weeks when it travels to Murrells Inlet, S.C., March 9-10 for the 2008 General Jim Hackler Invitational. Hosted by Coastal Carolina University, the tournament will be played on the TPC of Myrtle Beach.

    The par-72, 6,950 yard TPC course features large greens closely surrounded by towering pine trees and water hazards, with particularly demanding par-3s. There will be 36 holes played on March 9 followed by a reseed. The final round will be Monday, March 10.

    The tournament field includes 10 teams ranked in the Top 50 by Golfweek/Sagarin, including No. 11 Duke, No. 12 Florida State, No. 19 Wake Forest, No. 25 East Tennessee State and defending champion No. 34 Lamar. In a field filled with ACC teams, Northwestern is the lone representative from the Big Ten.

    This is the second-consecutive weekend the 'Cats face tough and highly ranked competition. Last weekend, they finished 12th at the Puerto Rico Classic in a field of 15 that included 13 teams ranked in the Top 50.

    Senior Kyle Moore (Dublin, Ohio/Dublin Scioto) led the Wildcats in Puerto Rico, firing a 3-under 69 in the final round to finish 2-over (218) in a tie for 20th overall. Sophomore David Lipsky (La Canada, Calif./La Canada) wasn't far behind with a 4-over (220) and finished tied for 31st overall.

    For live results from the tournament, link to Golfstat.com.