NAPLES, Florida – The No. 23 Purdue men’s golf team recorded the second-lowest round of the day and moved up two spots to finish fifth at the prestigious Calusa Cup held at Calusa Pines Golf Club in Naples, Florida.
The Boilermakers finished the 54-hole course at the challenging Calusa Pines Golf Club with a total of 18 par 882 (290-302-290). Purdue finished 26 strokes behind champion and No. 11 Georgia Tech. No. 16 Florida was second at par 864 and No. 17 Wake Forest was third at 4 at par 868.
The Boilermakers missed fourth place by just one shot against No. 1 Oklahoma (17 over par) and were six shots better than No. 8 Georgia and No. 22 Clemson at 24-over by 888. Marquette and Iowa completed the field at 33-over by 897.
Purdue entered the final round in seventh place, leading only Iowa by one stroke and Marquette by 10 strokes.
With head-to-head wins over Georgia and Clemson, Purdue now has head-to-head wins over national powers Arizona, Baylor, California, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia, Illinois, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, South Carolina and USC. .
Running Purdue all weekend was Cole Bradleywho recorded his third top 10 of the season with a T-9and showing at 1-over by 217 (70-73-74). It was his eighth career top-10 finish and he now has 57 career rounds at or below par, just eight off the school record set by Austin Eoff.
André Farraye recorded his second top 20 of the season, finishing T-19and at 6-over by 222 (74-79-69). Farraye completed his final birdie-birdie-by-birdie round to break into the top 20 and help Purdue move up two spots in the team standings.
Second year Luc Pall also had great moments, ranking 29and at 10-over by 226 (77-74-75). Pall has avoided the big numbers all week, suffering just one double bogey over his 54 holes.
Herman Sekne (73-76-78) and Joe Weiller (73-82-72) finished tied for 30and at 11-over by 227.
The Boilermakers will host the Boilermaker Invitational this weekend at Ackerman-Allen Golf Course, starting Saturday around 8:30 a.m. ET. Fourteen teams on the course will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday. Free entry.