Golf heads to Windon Memorial at Lake Shore Country Club
MILWAUKEE – The Marquette University men’s golf team will travel to Glencoe, Illinois on September 27-28 to participate in the Windon Memorial Classic, hosted by Northwestern at the Lake Shore Country Club.
MU finds itself in a 14-team squad with Kent State, UC Davis, Georgia Tech, Washington, Indiana, South Florida, Kansas, North Florida, Michigan State, Ohio State, Cal Poly and Northwestern. The Golden Eagles start the first round Monday at 9 a.m. on the first tee alongside Notre Dame and USF. The action of the second round will begin at approximately 1:30 p.m. on the Monday after the conclusion of the first round. Tuesday’s third round pairings will be announced Monday night and tee times will begin at 8:00 a.m. on the first hole and 8:15 a.m. for non-# 10 teams and individuals.
Marquette Eichhorn Hunter won the previous event in 2019 after shooting an Under 6 207 at Conway Farms. The then junior shot a 6-under-65 with eight birdies and a 5-under-66 without a bogey in the first two rounds.
The Golden Eagles also won the Windon Memorial as a team in 2018 behind a third-place Oliver Farrell at 7 below par, and Tyler leach equal performance. In 2007 at Lake Shore, MU All-American Mike Van Sickle shared medal honors with an Under-7 206.
Former tournament winners and finalists include Tiger Woods, Casey Martin, Luke Donald, Hunter Mahan and Scott Harington.
Lake Shore offers a par 71 course which should play 7,000 meters. The course is classic park style with ravines and wooded areas next to Lake Michigan. The course has already hosted the Windon Memorial twice, in 2007 when Van Sickle won and in 2015.
No. 1-5: Eichhorn Hunter, Max Lyon, Nicolas evangelio, Tyler leach, Aidan Lafferty
INDIVIDUAL Scott Schlader
Max Lyon led the Golden Eagles to each of their first two collegiate events, posting a score of 2 under par at Erin Hills in the Marquette Intercollegiate and the same score over par (2 under par 211) at Windsong Farm in the Gopher Invitational. Lyon are tied for 13th at the Gopher Invitational and have been a consistent presence atop the MU lineup with the two lowest rounds of the year with team scores, including a 5 under 67 in the Marquette Intercollegiate second round. .
Eichhorn remains atop Marquette’s lineup and leads the Golden Eagles with four of six rounds at par or better. The Carney, Mich. Native is looking to defend his 2019 medalist honors at the Windon and has finished in the top 20 in each of the three times he’s appeared in the event.
Leach has closed the action at the Gopher Invitational tied in his last two rounds and has already competed twice at the Windon. He was tied for tied 12th when MU won the team event in 2018, and tied for seventh with a 211 under 2 in the 2019 event.
The next Golden Eagles event will take place October 2-3 in Sugar Grove, Illinois at the Rich Harvest Farms Intercollegiate hosted by Northern Illinois University.
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