Schenk, Eoff named second team All-Big Ten

Courtesy: Purdue Sports
Courtesy: Purdue Sports

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (Purdue Sports) — Purdue’s Adam Schenk and Austin Eoff were named to the men’s golf second team All-Big Ten squad, the league office announced this afternoon.

It marks the first time since the 2007 season that the Purdue men’s golf program had a pair of honorees and it was just the 10th time in school history that at least two players were recognized.

Schenk, a senior from Vincennes, Indiana, was named All-Big Ten for the second time after earning first-team accolades a year ago. He becomes just the sixth Boilermaker in school history to earn All-Big Ten honors at least twice and is the first to do so since Peter Richardson (2004-07) and Pariya Junhasavasdikul (2005-07) each concluded their careers in 2007.

Schenk leads the Boilermakers in stroke average at 72.24 strokes per round and 17 of his 33 rounds this year have been even-par or better. He owns five top-10 finishes this year, the sixth most for a player since the 1999-00 season and his 18 career top-10 finishes are the most for a Purdue golfer, also since 2000.

Schenk’s 72.24 stroke average is second to first-team All-American Lee Williamson’s average of 70.78 during the 2000 season (since 2000). In addition, his career average of 73.30 is the second-lowest of any player since the year 2000.

Earlier this year, Schenk had 13 straight rounds of scores at even-par or better, a stretch that spanned five tournaments from October to April.

In addition, Schenk earned the school’s Sportsmanship Award.

Schenk was joined on the second-team by Eoff, a freshman from Little Rock, Ark. Eoff was one of two Big Ten freshmen named to either squad, joining Big Ten Championship medalist Jose Mendez of Minnesota, who was named to the first team.

Eoff has had a sensational rookie campaign, ranking second on the team in scoring average at 73.03. He has recorded three top-10 finishes and 15 of his 33 rounds have been even-par or better. His 73.03 scoring average is the lowest for a Purdue freshman since the year 2000 and his three top-10 finishes are the third most for a Purdue freshman behind Schenk in 2011 (4) and Peter Richardson in 2004 (4).

Eoff’s career scoring average of 73.03 is the lowest career scoring average (minimum 10 events played) for any Purdue golfer since the year 2000.

The duo will compete as part of the Purdue contingent at the NCAA Central Regional on May 15-17, at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois. The eighth-seeded Boilermakers are looking for their first NCAA National Championships appearance since 2005, needing a top-five finish to advance to nationals on May 23-28, in Hutchinson, Kansas.

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