April 18, 2013
CHICAGO - After a three-day layoff, the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team will return to action for the second time this week when they compete at the Boilermaker Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.
The 18-team field for the weekend includes the host school Purdue, defending champion Indiana, local rival Chicago State and in-state foes Illinois and Northern Illinois. Loyola will also get a good look at a fellow Horizon League school, Cleveland State, whom they will battle with at the upcoming Horizon League Championships.
Saturday's opening two rounds of play are set to begin with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. local time on the Kampen Course at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Ind. The final round will also commence with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday morning. The Kampen Course plays to a par-72, 7465-yard layout. Live results for the weekend will be available at Golfstat.com.
"We are looking forward to the challenge of playing at Purdue this weekend," said Loyola head men's golf coach Adam Kwiatkoski. "This is the most difficult course that we'll play and offers the best field for us to compete against. Many of these teams are ranked in the top-50 nationally. It will serve as a great test."
Earlier this week, Loyola competed at the Kemper Sports Intercollegiate in Glenview, Ill. Sophomore Nick Dennis and senior Brian Van De Motter led the charge for the Ramblers. Dennis carded a pair of two-over par 74 rounds on the opening day of play. Van De Motter saved his best round for Tuesday's final round. The Rocky River, Ohio native posted the top round of the tournament for Loyola, closing with a one-over par 73 final round. Dennis and Van De Motter finished tied for 33rd on the individual leaderboard.
Following the Boilermaker Invitational, the Ramblers will turn their attention to defending their title at the 2013 Horizon League Championships in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla., April 26-28.