The Big Ten office announced that this week's Big Ten Golfer of the Week was awarded to Purdue sophomore Timmy Hildebrand.
The Westfield, Indiana native finished tied for third with a 54-hole total of 5-under par 211 (74-67-70) at the Puerto Rico Classic. His total of 211 was the second-lowest score of his career.
His second-round 67 was a career-best round and the lowest for a Boilermaker this season. Hildebrand has recorded two straight top-10 finishes and has played the last two events a combined 12-under par.
Hildebrand is tied for the team lead in stroke average at 72.71 strokes per round, the sixth-best average in school history. He leads the team in top-20 finishes (4), rounds of par or better (8), birdies (53) and has had a team-best seven consecutive scoring rounds.
This marks the first weekly honor for Hildebrand and the first time this year that a Purdue golfer has been honored by the Big Ten. The men's golf team will play next at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate on March 4 and 5, in Scottsdale, Arizona.