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    Jack Perry Wins Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award

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    Jack Perry is the fourth Wildcat and first since Luke Donald to win the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for lowest season stroke average.

    NUSPORTSDOTCOM
    Jack Perry is the fourth Wildcat and first since Luke Donald to win the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award for lowest season stroke average.
    NUSPORTSDOTCOM

    April 28, 2013

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern junior Jack Perry (Santa Barbara, Calif./Santa Barbara) has won the Big Ten's Les Bolstad Award, given to the conference player with the lowest season stroke average.

    Perry is the first Wildcat to win the honor since Luke Donald won it three years in a row from 1999-2001. Prior to that, Scott Rowe in 1995 and Jim Benepe in 1986 were the only other Wildcats to achieve the honor, which has been awarded since 1974.

    Perry's season stroke average of 71.61 thus far would rank as the sixth-best in NU program history. In 10 stroke play events this year, Perry has fired 14 rounds at par or better including five in the 60s to compile five top-10 and eight top-20 finishes. He has two victories in 2012-13: the season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate and the regular-season-ending Northwestern Spring Invitational, where his 16-under 200 at The Glen Club in Glenview gave him an eight-stroke victory and broke Donald and David Lipsky's joint school 54-hole tournament scoring record of 202.

     

     

    Perry finished seventh overall at the 2013 Big Ten Championships, his first career top-10 at the conference tournament.

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