Purdue Men’s Golf: Weiler, Bradley in Top 20 at NCAA Regionals

Monday, May 17, 2021

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Purdue golfers Joe Weiler and Cole Bradley have positioned themselves to be in the running for a spot at the NCAA National Championships after strong opening rounds at the NCAA Golf Regional Championships at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana.

The duo is part of 75 individuals competing for spots in the NCAA National Championships held at Grayhawk Golf Club in Scottsdale, Arizona, beginning in late May. To advance, Weiler or Bradley will have to be the top finisher not on a top-five advancing team.  

Weiler opened tournament play with a 2-under par 70, good for a fourth-place tie. Bradley fired an opening-round score of 72 to finish round one in T-17th place.

Weiler shares the individual lead for a player not on a top-five team with UNC Wilmington’s Blake McShea at 2-under par. The top-five teams consist of Texas, Tennessee, North Florida, North Carolina and Louisville. The overall individual leader is Texas’ Travis Vick with a 4-under par 68. 

Weiler played steady golf in a steady rain all day, recording two birdies against one bogey for his opening-round 71. He birdied the 2nd and 10th holes to move to 2-under par, before a bogey on 12 dropped him to 1-under par for the round. He then parred the last five holes before a birdie on No. 18 for his 70 – his 10th round this season of even-par or better.

Cole Bradley had a very good round going at 3-under par, before running into trouble on the par-4 13th hole. He had birdied Nos. 3, 7 and 12 to go to 3-under par, but lost a ball on the 13th, recording a triple-bogey to drop him to even-par on his round. He would par the remaining five holes for his even-par 72, his 11th round of even-par or better this season.

Round two will begin at 8 a.m. ET, at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana, on Tuesday. The final round will be held Wednesday.