Men’s golf set to end the fall season
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf team will play its last tournament of the fall season on Monday and Tuesday (October 17-18) at the invitation of the TVA Community Credit Union.
Event: Invitation VAT Community Credit Union
Host: North Alabama
When: October 17-18 | 36 holes on Monday, 18 holes on Tuesday
Where: Killen, Ala.
Course: Turtle Point Yacht and Country Club
Footage: 7,133 yards
Format: Play five, take four
Live results: Link
Northern Alabama, Southern Indiana, Southeast Louisiana, IUPUI, Purdue Fort Wayne, Rollins, Lindenwood, Alabama A&M, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Eastern Illinois. Mississippi State will bring four people.
About the course
Turtle Point has consistently been awarded for offering one of the highest rated golf courses in the state of Alabama. Our championship golf course was designed by world renowned architect Robert Trent Jones, Sr. The course is known for its natural topography, challenging layout and inspiring holes. As our members will attest, great golf is played here, and great golf is enjoyed here. It’s a golf course and club you’ll be proud to call home.
Range of behemoths
Kasey Lilly, Burke Pitz, Jadden Ousley, Nick Holder and Hunter Mefford will play for the Mastodons team score. Reece Compton will be the only individual this week for the ‘Dons.
Focused on the Feaganes
Purdue Fort Wayne’s team score of 860 at the Joe Feaganes Marshall Invitational on Sept. 12-13 was the sixth-highest 54-hole score in program history.
A Lilly Litany
Kasey Lilly holds all major records in Purdue Fort Wayne men’s golf history. During his career, he also has 11 top-10s, seven top-5s and won two tournaments: the Tom Tontimonia Invitational and the Benbow Invitational.
Average career rating: 72.76 (2019-22)
Career winning percentage: .785 (2019-22)
Average score for the season: 71.9 (2021-22)
Percentage of wins for the season: .858 (2020-21)
Record 18 holes: 64 – Joe Feaganes Marshall Invite (09/14/21)
Record 36 holes: 135 – Earl Yestingmeier on invitation (09/17/21)
Record 54 holes: 204 – Earl Yestingmeier on invitation (09/18/21)
Better and better
The 2022-23 men’s golf team has the best average in program history at 293.3. Last season’s Mastodons had the highest full-season rating in the program’s record books with an average of 294.2.
The Mastodons took seventh place at the Tom Tontimonia Invitational, shooting three rounds under 300. It was the Mastodons’ 10th, 11th and 12th rounds under 300 this season.
The Mastodons finished competing this fall and will return in February. Their first tournament is in Orlando, Florida at the Mickey Mouse Intercollegiate (February 19-21).
~Feel the rumble~