DePaul Plays at Mizzou Intercollegiate
April 2, 2011
CHICAGO - Coming off the best performance of the season, the DePaul golf team looks to continue the strong play in the final event before the BIG EAST Championship. DePaul is one of 16 teams competing at the Columbia Orthopedic Group Mizzou Intercollegiate on Monday and Tuesday in Columbia, Mo.
The Mizzou Intercollegiate features two rounds on Monday followed by the final 18 holes on Tuesday at The Club at Old Hawthorne in Columbia. Both days begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start. The Old Club at Hawthorne features a par-72 layout over 7,221 yards.
Joining host Missouri at the 16-team event is: Arkansas-Little Rock, Ball State, Belmont, Creighton, Cincinnati, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, IUPUI, Nebraska, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oral Roberts, South Dakota State, Toledo and Xavier.
DePaul's lineup for this week's action includes Ben Westley, Charles Boucher, Maximilian Mayer, Moritz Ackerhans and Russell Budd.
The conference office selected Ackerhans for the honor after the freshman finished in a tie for second at the Spring Break Championship at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. Ackerhans shot rounds of 69, 69 and 73 to finish with a three-round total of 211 (-5). He posted DePaul bests of single-round total (69), best 54-hole total (211) and best finish (tied for second) of the season. Ackerhans led the tournament after the first two rounds with back-to-back scores of 69 in just his third career collegiate tournament. He helped DePaul to sixth-place as a team, the highest team finish for the Blue Demons this season.
DePaul finished 12th at the Wexford Plantation Intercollegiate (Feb. 21-22) and 16th at the USF Invitational (Mar. 4-6).
The Blue Demons put together their best finish of the season at the Spring Break Championship on Mar. 25-27. DePaul placed sixth in the tournament hosted by FAU with Moritz Ackerhans finishing in a tie for second.
Following the Mizzou Intercollegiate (April 4-5), the Blue Demons head back to Florida for the BIG EAST Championship (April 17-19).
After placing 17th at the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate and 11th at the Georgetown Intercollegiate, the Blue Demons concluded the Fall scheduled with a 10th-place finish at the Bill Cullum Invitational