MACOMB, Ill. - With momentum and experience on its side Western Illinois men's golf will travel to The Summit League Championships in Primm, Nev. on April 23-24. Last season, the men finished sixth with an 891 (306, 291, 294) as Kurt Slattery led the way with a 221 (77, 71, 73) and tied for 14th.
Head Coach Mel Blasi is optimistic that this group of student-athletes can compete for a title and have the talent to make some noise at the championships.
The top three scorers for The Purple & Gold are playing their best golf of the season including Slattery who delivered a final round of 66 at the Detroit Titans Invitational last weekend to take home the individual title as the team collected a third-place finish. Kilborn also collected a career-best finish (9th) in Highland, Mich. with as he carded a 217 (70, 75, 72).
2012 Summit League Championships
Host - Southern Utah
Location - Primm, Nevada
Course - Primm Valley GC - Desert Course
Par - 71 (36-35)
Yardage - 7,062
The tournament schedule calls for two rounds on Monday and another on Tuesday. At stake is a berth in the regional round of the NCAA tournament, which is given to the league champion.
Course Information (Courtesy of PrimmValleyGolf.com)
With a career that has spanned more than 35 years and included the design of more than 120 courses, golf course architect Tom Fazio is a living legend in the business. One of the most recognized and acclaimed golf course architects in the world, he has created more courses ranked among the top 100 in the U.S. than anyone else in the business. You’ll find his name alongside some of the most distinctive and unique courses in the world. And Primm Valley is no exception. Here, Tom has done the impossible – he has created a pristine golf oasis in the heart of the Mojave Desert.
Scoring - Golfstat
|2011 Men's Championship Results|
|7.||South Dakota State||306||297||292||895|
|9.||North Dakota State||308||306||306||920|
|2012 Men's Golf Preseason Poll|
|3.||Southern Utah||67 (1)|
|5.||South Dakota State||41|
|9.||North Dakota State||17|