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Arkansas golfer Julian Perico’s season ends at NCAA Championship

MATCH RECAP WRITTEN BY Mike Cawood; COURTESY ARKANSAS COMMUNICATIONS

 

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FAYETTEVILLE – Julian Perico carded a 76 in the third round and posted a 6-over-par score of 222 after 54 holes to finish in a tie for 34th at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship, played at Blessings Golf Club (par 72, 7,550 yards).

 

The Razorback freshman missed the cut by one stroke to advance Monday’s final round of stroke play as Wil Miles (South Carolina), Justin Kim (UNLV) and Trent Phillips (Georgia) each had a score of 5-over-par 221 (29th-tied). The trio will have a playoff Monday morning to determine the final spot.

Julian Perico

 

By tying for 34th, Perico did beat 115 golfers in his first NCAA Championship, tied three golfers ranked among the NCAA top 25 and beat 44 golfers ranked among the nation’s top 100, including 13 of the nation’s top 30.

 

“My game felt great and I thought I played great,” Perico said. “I rolled it great, but I kept misreading the greens. My (putting) mechanics were good and my speed was good. I hit the ball incredible, but I missed eight putts inside eight feet today.”

 

Perico opened with pars on his first two holes – holes 10 and 11. He dropped a shot on 12 then ran off five straight pars. He just missed a birdie on the par-3, 17th. He then had back-to-back bogeys to stand at 3-over for the day. Perico held steady with pars on his next three holes. On the par-5, 5th, Perico crushed a 3-wood over the trees and up the hill for an eagle opportunity before settling for a birdie. He had a good look at a second birdie on the par-4, 6th but just missed. Perico closed his round with bogies on his 16th and 18th holes for a 4-over-par 76.

 

Perico ends his rookie campaign with the Razorbacks by earning PING All-Region and SEC All-Freshman. He posted a season stroke average of 71.54, which led the team, ranks sixth on the school’s single-season list and is an Arkansas freshman record. Perico led the team with rounds in the 60’ (12)s, top 5’s (3), being tournament low man five times and posting the lowest round 16 times.

 

For more information on Arkansas Men’s Golf, follow @RazorbackMGolf on Twitter.

 

 

 

24th-ranked Illinois Men’s Golf ends season at NCAA Championships

MATCH RECAP WRITTEN BY Jenny Dewar; COURTESY ILLINOIS ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

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Final Results

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas – Fighting Illini men’s golf concluded the 2018-19 campaign on Sunday afternoon at the 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships. The Orange and Blue made their 12th consecutive NCAA Championships appearance this season, and the 14th under head coach Mike Small. Illinois tied for 27th as a team, posting a three-round score 51-over par. The Illini shot 15-over par in Sunday’s final round, led by freshman Adrien Dumont de Chassart who closed the day at even par. Junior Michael Feagles led the Orange and Blue through the week, finishing at 8-over par and tied for 53rd.

 

“It was a disappointing week and the kids are pretty down right now,” Small said. “We struggled from the very first hole on the first day, and we never could get things going in the right direction. That’s disappointing because that’s not the personality of Illini Golf. If you look at the big picture, though, we are a young team that made a lot of strides this spring. We expected more here this week, but with this type of experience, we will undoubtedly see the benefits from this next season.”

 

After a 1-under par second round tally, Feagles continued his steady play into Sunday’s round, as he maintained even par through his first five holes. He made the turn at 2-over par on Sunday, however, and used two birdies in the round to negate late bogeys in his day. He shot 5-over par on Sunday to close NCAA Championship play.

 

In his first NCAA Championships appearance, Dumont de Chassart used a strong final round to move up the leaderboard. He carded three birdies on Sunday to negate an early bogey and shoot even par. Dumont de Chassart was 13-over par through 54-holes.

 

Also making his first appearance in the national finals, freshman Tommy Kuhl closed NCAA Championship play at 16-over par in total. He recorded two birdies on Sunday and earned a third-round score 9-over par.

 

Junior Giovanni Tadiotto shot 4-over par on Sunday and finished the NCAA Championships at 19-over par, while sophomore Varun Chopra closed play at 20-over par in total.

 

As a team, the 24th-ranked Illini made their 12th consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships this season, after earning the title at the 2019 NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional to mark the fifth NCAA Regional title in school history. Illinois’ 12 NCAA Championship appearances mark the longest active streak in the nation, second only to Texas (13). The squad earned its fifth consecutive Big Ten Championship title, and the 10th in the last 11 seasons. Winning his second individual title of his freshman season, Dumont de Chassart became Illinois’ 21st Big Ten Championship medalist, while Feagles took individual medalist honors at the NCAA Myrtle Beach Regional. Feagles marks Illinois’ fifth NCAA Regional medalist. UI finished among the top five in nine tournaments this season, taking home five event titles, also including the Madconald Cup and the Fighting Irish Classic.

 

“Usually this is a time of year where you thank the seniors and send them off, but we don’t have any this year, which is a positive thing,” Small said of the young Illini squad. “This team still has another year to grow, improve and address those areas we need to work on, and we’re going to start on that as soon as possible.”

 

The Illini will return all nine members of the squad next year in Luke ArmbrustBryan BaumgartenVarun ChopraAdrien Dumont de ChassartMichael FeaglesNoah GillardTommy KuhlBrendan O’Reilly and Giovanni Tadiotto. The program will also welcome freshman Jerry Ji (Hoofdorp, Netherlands).

THE TOURNAMENT

The 2019 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships are taking place at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Blessings boasts a Par 72, 7,550-yard track, designed by architect Robert Trent Jones, Jr. in 2004, with a re-design recently completed by noted architect Kyle Phillips. The tournament format will feature four rounds of stroke play, with the field being narrowed to 15 teams after 54 holes are played. An individual champion will be determined following the final round of stroke play, and the top eight teams will advance to the match play portion of the championship. Match play quarterfinals and semifinals will be held on May 28, and the final match will take place on May 29.

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Stay tuned to FightingIllini.com for the latest on Illinois men’s golf. Fans can follow the Illini on TwitterFacebook and Instagram for even more live updates.

 

 

Purdue alums Duncan, Schenk returning to PGA Tour for 2018-19 season

PRESS RELEASE WRITTEN BY  Chris Forman; COURTESY PURDUE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

Tyler Duncan

Adam Schenk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Fresh off solid rookie seasons on the PGA Tour, Purdue alums Tyler Duncan and Adam Schenk have earned their PGA Tour cards for the 2018-19 season.

 

Last year, the duo become the first Purdue golfers to earn a PGA Tour card since Rick Dalpos in 1993.

 

Duncan, a 2012 graduate and All-Big Ten selection, qualified for the first stage of the FedEx Cup and finished 119th on the PGA Tour money list, making just shy of a million dollars at $944,021. He recorded two top-10 and six top-25 showings and made the cut in 17 of 31 events, including 12 straight cuts from April to late July. He finished ninth among rookies on the FedEx Cup rankings list and has qualified for next year’s Players Championship in late March.

 

Schenk, meanwhile, earned his PGA Tour card for next season, by finishing sixth on the Web.com Tour finals, making $125,798 dollars in the four-event competition. On the PGA Tour, Schenk posted three top-25 finishes and made the cut in 14 of 28 events, earning $474,923 during his rookie season. The four-time All-Big Ten honoree ranked 15th among rookies in the FedEx Cup rankings.

 

Purdue and Oklahoma State are the only programs in America with two players ranked in the top 15 of the 2018 PGA Tour’s rookie class.

 

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Recapping, Streb holds off Malnati in playoff to win 2018 Nationwide Children’s Championship

MATCH RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF NCC COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

The tournament's championship trophy (file photo)

 

Robert Streb had a great week of golf (photo by Stuart Mason)

Peter Malnati happy eventhough he finished second. His game is improving each tournament (photo by Stuart Mason)

COLUMBUS, Ohio –  After capturing the 36-hole lead at the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Kansas State University alum Robert Streb appeared calm and confident, remarking to media that he knew he had what it took to capture the title at the end of the week.

Streb backed up his claim with strong play in the final two rounds in Columbus, carding rounds of 68-71 on the weekend to finish the tournament at 12-under 272, enough to force a playoff with fellow PGA TOUR winner Peter Malnati. The 31-year-old would go on to par the first hole in sudden death, topping Malnati’s bogey to pick up his first win in a PGA TOUR-sanctioned event since the RSM Classic in 2015.

Streb, who held shares of the 36- and 54-hole lead, struggled on Sunday, parring his first two holes at The Ohio State University Golf Club’s Scarlet Course before picking up a bogey on the par-4 third. He moved back into red numbers with birdies on his next two holes, eventually making the turn at 1-under 35, remaining atop a leaderboard that at one point saw as many as six players tied for the lead.

The Oklahoma native turned Kansas resident would hit trouble again after making the turn, bogeying Nos. 10 and 11 to drop back down in the standings.

While Streb struggled, Malnati surged, posting a 5-under 66 in the final round to move into a share of the lead. A par from Streb on the last would send the two into a playoff, the third on Tour this season and the fourth in tournament history.

The duo faced trouble off the tee on the first playoff hole, causing each to hit their second shot from the immediate rough. Streb and Malnati both landed their shots on the green, but a par putt lip-out from Malnati would ultimately be the deciding factor.

“Peter’s a good friend,” Streb commented after sinking his par putt for the victory. “We both more or less achieved what we were trying to achieve [in securing a PGA TOUR card].  I would say it was probably a little more relaxed than normal.  Could have flipped a coin, I think everybody would have been all right.  It was nice to come out on top.”

With their finishes this week, both Malnati and Streb secured a return to the PGA TOUR for the 2018-19 season.

“It’s really nice,” Streb remarked. “It’s been a pretty big struggle all year. I played a lot and was not playing well, so it’s really nice to get that knocked out the first week.  [Now I’m] just going to work on improving and get ready for next year.”

“I can’t tell you how good that feels,” Malnati said of his return. “It’s cool and, you know, I’ve never really played this game to make money, but I don’t want to have to do something else to make money, either. So to get back to the PGA TOUR, it’s just a little bit of freedom.”

Also heading to the PGA TOUR next year is 2018 Nashville Golf Open Benefitting the Snedeker Foundation champion Cameron Davis.

Davis entered Sunday six strokes back of the lead, playing in the fifth-to-last grouping. The 23-year-old didn’t let that deter him, however, notching a 5-under 66 to make a jump up the leaderboard. The performance was reminiscent of his win in Nashville earlier this season, where the Tour rookie overcame a six-stroke deficit in the final round to pick up the title.

“I was in a position where I was going okay,” Davis said, “but I still didn’t really have much to lose so I just went out there knowing that if I had a good round and kind of pieced one together – there wasn’t much wind today so I wasn’t sure I was going to get as high up as I did with that score, but it kind of worked out the way it has.  It’s nice to be up near the top.”

The finish was enough to move Davis into the mix, but with several groups still on the course, the Australian was forced to sit and wait, watching the leaderboard to see if the finish would be enough to lock up a card.

“It would be nice to play the next three weeks without having to think about it,” Davis said as he waited, “but at the same time, even if I do sneak in there, I still want to play well over the next three weeks, so I wouldn’t let it get to my head or anything like that. It would be cool to celebrate knowing that I’m there if I do get in, but otherwise, I still really want to make the most of the next three events.  It’s still really big tournaments and really strong fields, so I just want to make sure I can kind of keep it going and play well the next three events.”

The solo-third finish came with a $68,000 paycheck for Davis, enough to secure the 2017 Emirates Australian Open champion a spot in The 50.

“Any good week will get you in,” Davis remarked of the Finals, “but you’ve got four of them as well, so you don’t have to do it all the first week.  If you don’t have a great week, you still have plenty of time.  So I just kept on telling myself you don’t have to rush and do it all now, but if you play really well, take what you get.  So I did end up playing really well over the last couple of days and it’s nice to be where I am.”

SATURDAY NOTES:
* Sunday weather: Scattered showers, High of 89, Winds S/SW 10-20 mph.

* This week’s purse was $1,000,000, with $180,000 going to the champion, Robert Streb.

* This week marked the beginning of the Web.com Tour Finals, a four-event series that concludes at the Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Sept. 20-23. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards were awarded last week following the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. An additional 25 cards are up for grabs during the four Finals events, as well as positioning for all 50 cards.

About Robert Streb

HEIGHT: 5-10   WEIGHT: 165
BIRTHDATE: April 7, 1987
BIRTHPLACE: Chickasha, Oklahoma
RESIDENCE: Shawnee, Kansas
FAMILY: Wife, Maggie; Daughter, Catherine; Son, David Frank
EDUCATION: Kansas State University (Marketing, 2009)
TURNED PROFESSIONAL: 2009

* Streb becomes the sixth 54-hole leader to go on to capture the title in Columbus since its inception in 2007, with the most recent being Justin Thomas in 2014. Streb is also the seventh straight player to win when playing out of the final Sunday grouping.

* Including the one-hole playoff on No. 18, both Streb and Malnati played the hole five times. Streb played the hole at 2-under, while Malnati played it in 4-over, including a lip-out bogey in the playoff from roughly 15 feet.

* Jonathan Byrd carded the low round of the day with a 6-under 65 to jump 40 spots from T70 to T30.

* Shawn Stefani bookended his tournament with 4-under-par 67s to claim a solo fourth finish and lock up a return to the PGA TOUR. A late birdie on No. 17 ended up being the difference for the 36-year-old. The 221-yard par-3 played as the fourth-toughest hole throughout the week, but Stefani played it 1-under.

* Leading the contingency of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica alumni in this week’s field was 2017 Nashville Golf Open champion Lanto Griffin. Griffin finished T5 with four rounds in the 60s.

* While it is difficult to estimate exactly how much money is needed to finish in the top 25 of the Finals money list and collect one of the remaining 25 PGA TOUR cards handed out at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship, below is how much money the 25th man on the money list earned in each of the past two four:

2013     Bobby Gates                            $33,650.00
2014     Eric Axley                               $36,311.66
2015     Rob Oppenheim                      $32,206.00
2016     Tim Wilkinson                        $27,425.00#
2017     Seamus Power                         $40,625.00

# – denotes three events played (Web.com Tour Championship was cancelled)

* The Ohio State University GC’s Scarlet Course scoring average:

Front (36)         Back (35)          Total          Cumulative

R1 35.956                34.912                70.868

R2 36.154                35.750                71.904         71.386

R3 35.747                35.053                70.800         71.191

R4 35.987                35.000                70.987         71.140

 

Final-Round Leaderboard

Pos. Name Scores
1 *Robert Streb 65-68-68-71–272 (-12)
2 Peter Malnati 69-68-69-66–272 (-12)
3 Cameron Davis 69-71-67-66–273 (-11)
4 Shawn Stefani 67-72-68-67–274 (-10)
T5 5 tied at 275 (-9)

*Won via sudden-death playoff

 

* NEXT WEEK: The Web.com Tour travels to Northeast Ohio for the DAP Championship presented by NewBrick, the second event of the Web.com Tour Finals. The Tour then takes a week off before traveling to Boise, Idaho, for the Albertsons Boise Open presented by Kraft Nabisco and then heads to Atlantic Beach, Florida, for the season-ending Web.com Tour Championship.

 

 

Recapping, Knous, Streb shared lead going into final round of Nationwide Children’s Championship

MATCH RECAP WRITTEN BY & COURTESY OF NCC COMMUNICATIONS

 

 

Jim Knous speaks with media (photo by Stuart Mason)

Robert Streb told the media his game is going good right now (photo by Stuart Mason)

COLUMBUS, Ohio – In a round broken up by a weather delay in Columbus, Jim Knous and Robert Streb stayed one stroke clear of the field with matching scores of 12-under 201 heading into Sunday’s final round at the Web.com Tour’s Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship. Knous tied the low round of the day with a 6-under 65, while Streb maintained his 36-hole lead with a 3-under 68. Joseph Bramlett and Denny McCarthy each sit two shots back at 10-under 203.

Making his career debut in the Web.com Tour Finals, Knous was on fire from the start, birdying the first five holes to jump to the top of the leaderboard. The string of birdies matched the longest streak of his Web.com Tour career after a similar stretch in the first round at the 2017 LECOM Health Challenge.

“Five birdies in a row obviously is a dream come true,” said Knous, a Colorado School of Mines alum. “But, I mean, I was just hitting shots good, hitting shots close to the hole. There really weren’t that many long putts. The putt on No. 5 was a downhill trickler about 20 feet, so that was kind of a bonus there.”

Knous had a less eventful back nine, carding six consecutive pars before birdying the par-4 16th. Two more pars locked up the 54-hole lead, Knous’ second this season.

The father-of-one entered last week in need of a strong finish to end the Regular Season inside the top 75 on the money list to secure a Web.com Tour Finals berth.

“I mean, [last week] being on the bubble like that, [No.] 74, and knowing I needed a good finish to make the Finals and then doing it and playing well and finishing in the top 5 was huge. I was just so excited,” said Knous.

Knous is in the midst of a breakout season on Tour, with two top-five finishes already under his belt, including last week at the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. He finished the Regular Season at No. 52 on the money list, and a win on Sunday would earn him his first PGA TOUR card.

While Knous is looking to reach the PGA TOUR for the first time, Streb is contending to regain status after competing on the PGA TOUR during the 2017-18 season.

“I putted really well the first two days,” said Streb, a Kansas State alum. “It was a little wishy-washy for a few holes today, then made some coming in.  So really nice to hang in there.  We’ll see how tomorrow goes.”

After birdying No. 2 for the second time in three days, Streb bogeyed the ninth to make the turn even on the day. He turned up the heat on the back nine with birdies at Nos. 12 and 15 before punctuating his round with a 25-foot birdie on the final hole to the delight of the crowd surrounding the 18th green.

“Yeah, [I was] just trying to get a tee ball in the fairway [on No. 18],” Streb remarked. “Hit a good second shot, came up a little shorter than I was hoping for, but obviously made a long putt and, yeah, gave me a good chance [heading into] tomorrow.”

Competing in 29 TOUR events this season, the Oklahoma native made 10 cuts, picking up a top-10 finish at the Barbasol Championship (T10), where he held a share of the 54-hole lead. The 31-year-old is a former PGA TOUR champion at the 2015 McGladrey Classic.

SATURDAY NOTES:
* Saturday weather: Scattered showers, High of 80, Winds S/SW 10-20 mph.

* This week’s purse is $1,000,000, with $180,000 going to the champion.

* This week marks the beginning of the Web.com Tour Finals, a four-event series that concludes at the Web.com Tour Championship in Atlantic Beach, Florida, Sept. 20-23. Twenty-five PGA TOUR cards were awarded last week following the WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz. An additional 25 cards are up for grabs during the four Finals events, as well as positioning for all 50 cards.

* Since the tournament’s inception in 2007, five 54-hole leaders/co-leaders have gone on to capture the title in Columbus, with the most recent being Justin Thomas in 2014. Through 23 events this season, seven third-round leaders have been able to convert their lead into a 72-hole victory, with the most recent being Sungjae Im at last week’s WinCo Foods Portland Open presented by Kraft-Heinz.

* The largest come-from-behind victory in tournament history occurred in 2009, when Derek Lamely overcame an eight-stroke deficit to take home the title (the third largest come-from-behind victory in Tour history). Entering Sunday, 29 players sit within eight strokes of the lead.

* Georgia Tech alum Seth Reeves posted a third-round 6-under 65 to tie the round of the day and move into a tie for fifth. Reeves, who had a late-season surge to earn a Web.com Tour Finals berth for the second straight year, looks to join 2018 Web.com Tour graduates and fellow Yellow Jackets Anders Albertson and Roberto Castro on the PGA TOUR next year with a strong finish Sunday in Columbus.

* After carding a T10 finish at last week’s WinCo Foods Portland Open to earn a spot in the Web.com Tour Finals, Australian Curtis Luck has strung together rounds of 67-69-68 to sit at 9-under 204, just three back of the lead, heading into Sunday.

* Leading the contingency of PGA TOUR Latinoamérica alumni in this week’s field is 2017 Nashville Golf Open benefitting the Snedeker Foundation champion Lanto Griffin. Griffin sits T8 heading into Sunday, just five back of Knous and Streb.

* Two-time European Tour winner Dylan Frittelli took the biggest advantage of Moving Day, posting a 6-under 65 Saturday to jump 38 spots up to T14 heading into the final round.

* While it is difficult to estimate exactly how much money is needed to finish in the top 25 of the Finals money list and collect one of the remaining 25 PGA TOUR cards handed out at the conclusion of the Web.com Tour Championship, below is how much money the 25th man on the money list earned in each of the past two four:

2013     Bobby Gates                            $33,650.00
2014     Eric Axley                               $36,311.66
2015     Rob Oppenheim                      $32,206.00
2016     Cody Gribble/Kelly Kraft       $35,125.00#
2017     Seamus Power                         $40,625.00

# – denotes three events played (Web.com Tour Championship was cancelled)

* The Ohio State University GC’s Scarlet Course scoring average:

Front (36)         Back (35)          Total          Cumulative

R1 35.956                34.912                70.868

R2 36.154                35.750                71.904         71.386

R3 35.747                35.053                70.800         71.191

 

Third-Round Leaderboard

Pos. Name Scores
1 Jim Knous 68-68-65–201 (-12)
Robert Streb 65-68-68–201 (-12)
3 Joseph Bramlett 70-68-65–203 (-10)
Denny McCarthy 66-69-68–203 (-10)
5 Three tied at 204 (-9)

 

 

 

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