HAMMOND, Ind. — The Purdue University Calumet men’s golf team placed in the Top 3 in its second-straight tournament with its runner-up finish in the Mike Lalaeff Memorial Invitational’s final day Tuesday at Lost Marsh Golf Course.
Led by freshman Ryan Wells’ (St. John, Ind./Lake Central) third-place individual finish, the Peregrines’ shot a two-day score of 654 to take second behind team winner Olivet Nazarene, which won the tournament with a 637.
Wells finished with two-day score of 158 after shooting an 82 Tuesday after Monday’s 76. Junior teammate Patrick Mudd (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point) came in second for the Peregrines’ finishing tied for fifth with a two-day score of 164.
Senior Tim Talley (Portage, Ind./Portage) wrapped up the day finished tied for eighth with a 36-hole round of 165 and Joshua Jackowski (St. John, Ind./Hanover Central) was tied for 12th with a 167.
Wells and Talley led the entire field in birdies for the tournament with four apiece, and Mudd was just behind with three in 36 holes.
Freshman Michael Goodman (Dyer, Ind./Mount Carmel) made the Peregrines’ best improvement from Monday play, shaving nine strikes off his first collegiate round to shoot am 82 Tuesday and finish with a two-day score of 173 to lead the Purdue Calumet ‘B’ team.
Olivet Nazarene freshman Matt Winkleman was the course medalist, shooting a 76 Tuesday to finish with a two-day score of 151.
The Peregrines return to action Mon., Sept. 21, when they head to Oglesby, Ill., for the two-day, 54-hole Deer Park Classic.
TEAM SCORES — 1. Olivet Nazarene 314-323-637; 2. Purdue Calumet 321-333-654; 3. Calumet College 339-329-668; Robert Morris Illinois 338-339-677; 5. Purdue Calumet B 357-356-713.
PURDUE CALUMET — 3. Ryan Wells, 76-82–158; t-5. Patrick Mudd, 82-82–164; t-8. Tim Talley, 79-86–165; t-12. Joshua Jackowski, 84-83–167; t-20. Leo Govert, 86-93–179.
PURDUE CALUMET B — 18. Michael Goodman, 91-82–173; t-20. Paul Shane, 86-93–179; t-22. Brad Bobrowski, 89-91–180; 24. Evan Sylvester, 90-91–181.