Purdue Men's Golf

The Purdue men's golf team poses next to the NCAA regional sign at Kampen Course.

The Boilermakers locked in their spot in the NCAA golf championships after finishing No. 5 at the West Lafayette Regional.

The Boilers started the day tied for third with Florida and Auburn at 3-over par, but a tough day for all the teams saw Purdue post a 15-over day.

Sophomore Jarle Volden stayed near the top of the field starting Tuesday and finished with a overall 2-over par after Wednesday.

The course proved to feature a hole that was no one’s friend, the 17th hole. Through all three days, only five birdies were scored on the hole between all 13 teams.

The men’s team now also joins the Purdue women’s team, which qualified for the NCAA championships May 10, also finishing No. 5 in its regional in Columbus, Ohio.

“I couldn’t be happier. Our women are advancing from the regionals and to the national championship and now the men, too,” Purdue Athletics Director Mike Bobinski said Wednesday. “I’m really proud of that, and the Purdue family should be proud of that.”

The Boilers will play next at the NCAA championships on May 26, in Sugar Grove, Illinois, at Rich Harvest Farms.

Recommended for you