Northwestern Wins Third Straight Big Ten Match Play Championship

Eric Chun earned one of Northwestern's three wins in the Wildcats' victory over Minnesota to clinch the Match Play Championship.

Feb. 11, 2012

BRADENTON, Fla. - Northwestern won its third consecutive Big Ten Match Play Championship on Saturday at The Concession Golf Club, defeating Minnesota 3-1-1 in the finals to take the crown. Wins from Eric Chun, Jack Perry and Bennett Lavin pushed the seventh-seeded Wildcats to the win over the eighth-seeded Gophers, giving Northwestern its 14th win in 15 matches all-time at the Match Play Championship.

The Wildcats advanced past No. 10 Penn State on a tiebreaker after playing to a 3-3-0 draw in the first round. Northwestern then picked up a 4-2-0 win over No. 2 Iowa in the quarterfinals, followed by a 5-1-0 victory against No. 6 Ohio State to advance to the finals.

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