April 20, 2013
West Lafayette, Ind. - Junior Nick Willenborg (76-76), senior Brian Van De Motter (77-76) and freshman PJ Riner (80-76) led the way today as the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team opened play at the Boilermaker Invitational in West Lafayette, Ind.
Loyola is paired with Michigan St., who is currently ranked in the top-100 nationally. The Ramblers sit just a stroke behind the Spartans on the team leaderboard and are within striking distance of No. 22 Kent State. Iowa (290-287) currently sits atop the team leaderboard. The Hawkeyes' Joseph Winslow (68-72) is setting the pace on the individual leaderboard.
Willenborg, out of Knoxville, Tenn., turned in one of his finest rounds of the spring season in the second round this afternoon. He shaved three strokes off of his opening round score. The junior is currently the top Rambler on the individual leaderboard as he is tied for 41st.
Van De Motter, out of Rocky River, Ohio, bettered his opening round score by a stroke during the afternoon. The senior recorded a pair of birdies on the front nine in his second round. Riner bounced back from a trying first round of play in the morning as he carded one of the top rounds of the afternoon for Loyola.
Final round action will begin tomorrow in West Lafayette, Ind. with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start.