Mastodon Men’s Golf Set for Final Tune-Up

FORT WAYNE, Ind. The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team will have one more tournament before the Horizon League Championship toward the end of the month. The Mastodons head to Northern Kentucky’s The Jewell in Batavia, Ohio on Sunday (April 10).

Event: NKU’s The Jewell
Host: Northern Kentucky
When: April 10-11
Where: Elks Run Golf Club | Batavia, Ohio
Par: 71
Yardage: 6845 yards
Format: Play five, take four
Live Results: Link

Competing Teams
Northern Kentucky, Cleveland State, Purdue Fort Wayne, Youngstown State, Xavier, Campbellsville, Saint Francis (Pa.), Chicago State, Thomas More, Kentucky Wesleyan, Eastern Illinois, Miami (Ohio)

Elks Run Golf Club
Elks Run Golf Club, rated top 10 in Ohio by Golf week in 2010, is a 4-Star rated facility by Golf Digest. Enjoy friendly service at our pub as well as Splendid views of the course on our outdoor dining patio. Elks Run is known as the best public golf facility in Cincinnati. Situated on 163 acres of lush, rolling hills in Batavia, Ohio, Elks Run Golf Course is a 6,845-yard championship course that is both challenging and enjoyable to play. Utilizing bentgrass greens, tees and fairways, this Greg Norman design takes advantage of the Rolling hills and creeks to provide a course that works within its natural characteristics. This only maximizes its beauty and difficulty.

Mastodon Lineup
Kasey Lilly, Tyler Green, Hunter Mefford, Brett Seward and Burke Pitz will compete for the team score. Reece Compton, Luke Miller and Jadden Ousley will play as individuals.

We Don’t Talk About Kasey … JK We Do
Kasey Lilly holds all of the primary records in Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf history. He also has 10 top-10’s, six top-5’s, and has won two tournaments: the Tom Tontimonia Invitational and the Benbow Invitational.
Career Scoring Average: 72.75 (2019-22)
Career Winning Percentage: .787 (2019-22)
Season Scoring Average: 71.8 (2021-22)
Season Winning Percentage: .858 (2020-21)
18-Hole Record: 64 – Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational (9/14/21)
36-Hole Record: 135 – Earl Yestingmeier Invitational (9/17/21)
54-Hole Record: 204 – Earl Yestingmeier Invitational (9/18/21)

Golfer of the Week
Kasey Lilly was named the Horizon League Player of the Week on March 17 after finishing in the top-10 for the sixth time this season at the Sacred Heart Invitational.

I Wanna Be The Very Best
The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team has the best four-player average in program history this season by a significant margin. The Mastodons are averaging 293.9 shots per round, topping the previous best from 2011-12 by nearly five shots per round. The ‘Dons also have the best win / loss percentage in program history, beating 58.7 percent of their foes this season.

The Two Best
Kasey Lilly (72.6) and Tyler Green (73.2) own two of the three best season averages in program history in the 2021-22 season. The first-place spot is also held by Lilly from last season.

Benbow Blessings
The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s squad won the Benbow Invitational on March 8, getting an individual win from Kasey Lilly as well. Lilly shot a 72-68-140, leading the team to a 293-282-575. It was the seventh individual trophy that a Mastodon has won in program history and the Mastodons’ fourth team Championship.

On a Roll! The Honor Roll!
Seven Mastodon men’s golfers were also named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll: Reece Compton, Jacob Deakyne, Kasey Lilly, Hunter Mefford, Luke Miller, Jadden Ousley and Burke Pitz.

Last Time Out
The Mastodons took seventh of the 12-team field at the Butler Spring Invitational on March 29. Kasey Lilly shot a 71 on the second day to move up 21 spots on the Leaderboard.

Next Time Up
Purdue Fort Wayne will fight for the Horizon League Championship on April 24-26 in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida.

~ Feel the Rumble ~

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