MACOMB, Ill. - Western Illinois men's golf will hit the road for their second tournament in the past week as they travel to Lemont, Ill. to compete in the John Dallio Memorial Tournament. The two-day memorial tournament will begin on Saturday, October 6 and will conclude on Sunday, October 7.
"The Dallio is a great tournament in honor of one of DePaul's former players who died of a brain tumor," said head coach Mel Blasi, "Ruffled Feathers is an exceptional golf course, but very challenging. Conditions will be tough once again with chilly temperatures in the 40's, forecasted with 15-20 miles per hour winds. There will be great competition there this weekend."
John Dallio Memorial
Where- Lemont, Ill.
Course- Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Par- Par 72, 6,898 yards
Host- DePaul University
Tournament History- Formerly the DePaul Invitational, the John Dallio is an annual event that is named for former DePaul golfer John Dallio who lost his courageous battle with glioblastoma, a deadly brain tumor on Oct. 6, 2003. A member of the Blue Demons from 1997-2001, Dallio earned a degree from DePaul in finance and worked in the Blue Demon athletics department for two years.
Last Year in Lemont- The Leathernecks were lead by then-junior Konrad Deka. Deka finished in a tie for 14th place for Western, including a career low 69 in the final round. As a team, Western finished the tournament in 7th place out of 15 teams.
Last Time Out- Western was lead by sophomore Nate Davis who fired a final round 72 to finish in a tie for 21st place at the Jim Colbert Intercollegiate. As a team, Western finished the tournament in a tie for 8th place with a three round total of 968 (328, 332, 308).
The Field: Chicago State, Columbia, DePaul, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Green Bay, IUPUI, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oakland, SIUE, Valparaiso, Western Illinois.