MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s golf team concludes its fall season on Monday, Oct. 11 and Tuesday, Oct. 12 in the Purdue Fall Invitational at Kampen Golf Course in West Lafayette, Indiana.
MU finds itself in a 12-team field alongside Northern Illinois, Purdue, Indiana, Kent State, Miami, Cincinnati, Ball State, Illinois State, Eastern Michigan and Toledo.
The Golden Eagles will play 36 holes on Monday, with the first round set to begin at 9 a.m. with a shotgun start. Tuesday’s third round will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.
The Kampen Course, a Pete Dye design, is an 18-hole, links-style, par-72 championship golf course featuring large bent-grass greens, fairways and tees. The layout presents a challenge for golfers of all abilities with vast sand bunkers, native grasslands, ponds and a natural celery bog. Kampen offers five sets of tees with the championship tees playing over 7,400 yards and the forward tees playing at 5,300 yards.
Kampen is rated one of the top collegiate courses in the nation and has been awarded 4.5 stars on Golf Digest’s “Places to Play.” Kampen receives high marks as it is ranked as one of the most difficult golf courses in Indiana. The course has also played host to a number of prestigious collegiate and public tournaments such as the 2000 Men’s Big Ten Championship, the 2003 Women’s NCAA Championship, the 2004 Indiana Open, the 2005 Women’s Western Amateur, and the 2008 Men’s NCAA Championship. The course is named in honor of Emerson Kampen and his support of Purdue Athletics. Mr. Kampen’s statue overlooks the first tee.
Nos. 1-5: Hunter Eichhorn, Max Lyons, Nicolás Evangelio, Tyler Leach, Bhoom Sima-Aree
INDIVIDUAL: Aidan Lafferty
Eichhorn is coming off a pair of top-5 finishes after a fifth-place finish on Monday at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegate in Sugar Grove, Illinois. He shot 6-under-par (69-69-72—210) in the 14th top-five finish of his career. It was also the 12th time he’s recorded three rounds of par-or-better in a single tournament.
Sima-Aree led the Golden Eagles in Monday’s final round at Rich Harvest Farms with a 4-under 68 and concluded the tournament at even-par to tie for 26th. It was the first time he had shot a collegiate round in the 60s.
All six Marquette golfers ended the event at Rich Harvest Farms with final rounds of par-or-better and the MU lineup tied for fifth after sitting second after one round of play.
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