April 28, 2011
Northwestern's 2011 Big Ten Championships Notes Package (PDF Format)
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern enters the 2011 Big Ten Championships April 29-May 1 in West Lafayette, Ind., boasting the two most recent individual conference champions its lineup. With 2010 titlist David Lipsky and 2009 medalist Eric Chun at the helm, the Wildcats are aiming to add a team trophy to their mantel in 2011.
The tournament will be held on the links-style Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex. Northwestern last played on the course at the 2010 Boilermaker Invitational. Live scoring for the 2011 Big Ten Championships is available at Golfstat.com.
In addition to Lipsky and Chun, Northwestern's lineup this weekend features freshman Jack Perry, sophomore Nick Losole and senior Josh Dupont.
In the last 11 years, Northwestern has won a combined nine team and individual Big Ten championships. Though Wildcats have won the two most recent conference individual crowns, the last team title to reside in Evanston came in 2006.
In a mini-preview of this weekend's tournament, 10 of the 11 Big Ten schools were in action together two weeks ago at the Illini Spring Classic. There, Northwestern finished second among its conference brethren behind host Illinois. NU defeated then-top-50 Golfstat ranked foes No. 25 Ohio State, No. 35 Indiana, No. 40 Michigan and No. 44 Purdue. Only Iowa did not participate.
While Lipsky has been a steady performer all season for Northwestern with five top-20 finishes and a tournament victory at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate in the fall, Chun has struggled to find his game in the spring. The junior rebounded in a big way ahead of this week's event, however, finishing second overall at the weather-shortened Illini Spring Classic with an even-par 144.
In terms of NCAA Regional selection, the Wildcats will solidify a berth with a strong performance this weekend. NU sat right on the .500 cut line prior to its strong 3rd-place finish at the Illini two weeks ago.
Live scoring is available at Golfstat.com. Live tweets from the course are available from head coach Pat Goss at @NUGolf_LIVE.
SCHEDULE AND TEE TIMES
Friday, April 29
First and Second Rounds
Northwestern's Tee Times
Josh Dupont, 9:04 a.m. ET/8:04 a.m. CT
Nick Losole, 9:12 a.m. ET/8:12 a.m. CT
Jack Perry, 9:20 a.m. ET/8:20 a.m. CT
David Lipsky, 9:28 a.m. ET/8:28 a.m. CT
Eric Chun, 9:36 a.m. ET/8:36 a.m. CT
Saturday, April 30
Third Round (tee times according to score)
Sunday, May 1
Fourth Round (tee times according to score)
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