2014 Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Release




May 1, 2014

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BIG TEN MEN’S GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS PREVIEW
The 2014 Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships are set to take place this weekend at the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind. The first round of the event will begin Friday at 8 a.m. ET, with the second round following at 1 p.m. The third round is slated for 9 a.m. on Saturday, with the final round scheduled for 8 a.m. on Sunday.

Eleven of the top 15 finishers from last season’s Big Ten Championships return to this year’s event. Illinois brings back two top-10 finishers, as Brian Campbell (2nd) and Thomas Detry (T-8th) look to guide the Illini to their sixth straight Big Ten Championship. Other returning players include Indiana’s David Mills (T-8th), Minnesota’s Jon DuToit (T-8th), Northwestern’s Jack Perry (7th), Ohio State’s Boo Timko (4th) and Grant Weaver (T-8th) and Purdue’s Adam Schenk (T-5th).

Four Big Ten teams are ranked among the top 50 according to the latest Golfweek/Sagarin national rankings. Illinois leads the way at No. 7, followed by No. 36 Iowa, No. 45 Northwestern and No. 50 Purdue.

The Illini won their 12th Big Ten Championship, and fifth straight, last season by nine strokes (1,163) over second-place Minnesota (1,172). Iowa finished third (1,186), followed by Ohio State and Indiana in a fourth-place tie (1,190).

BTN will provide tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Friday, May 2
8 a.m. - Round 1 Begins
1 p.m. - Round 2 Begins 

Saturday, May 3
9 a.m. - Round 3 Begins 

Sunday, May 4
8 a.m. - Round 4 Begins
All Times Eastern 

TELEVISION COVERAGE
BTN will provide tape-delayed coverage of the Big Ten Men’s Golf Championships on Wednesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. ET.

MEDIA COVERAGE
All media inquiries should be made through the French Lick Resort media relations department.

Contact:               Deven Trueblood
Email:                   dtrueblood@frenchlick.com
Phone
:                 
812-788-1044

BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100th ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT
This year, the Big Ten is celebrating 100 years of the Big Ten Medal of Honor. The conference’s most prestigious award, the Big Ten Medal of Honor was first awarded in 1915 to one student-athlete from the graduating class of each university who had “attained the greatest proficiency in athletics and scholastic work.” In the 99 years of the Medal of Honor, over 1,300 student-athletes have earned this distinction, including 12 Big Ten men’s golfers. Throughout the course of the season, the conference will highlight previous Big Ten Medal of Honor recipients, featuring some of the legends of the Big Ten who have earned this prominent achievement.