Purdue to Represent Big Ten at NCAA Men's Golf Championships
May 26, 2005
For the 11th straight season, the Big Ten will boast at least one team in NCAA Men's Golf Championships. This year, Purdue will be representing the Conference as it has now reached the NCAA Championships in four of the last five years. The 2005 NCAA Men's Golf Championships will be held June 1-4 at Caves Valley Golf Club in Owings Mills, Md. Purdue won the national title in 1961 and finished tied for 16th last season.
In fact, Purdue is one of only 14 programs nationwide that has participated at the NCAA Championships in four of the last five years. The other schools are Arizona, Arizona State, Augusta State, Clemson, Florida, Georgia, Georgia Southern, Georgia Tech, Oklahoma State, SMU, Texas, UCLA, and Washington.
The Boilermakers earned a bid to the NCAA Championships by defeating Wichita State in a playoff, after both teams tied for 10th at the NCAA Central Regional Championships on May 21 in South Bend, Ind. The top 10 teams from each of the three regional sites advance to the NCAA Championships.
The Boilermakers are ranked No. 32 in the latest Golfweek/Sagarin Poll.