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Golf Hosts John Dallio Memorial This Weekend
Jan Juelicher and the Blue Demons begin the John Dallio Memorial on Saturday at Ruffled Feathers GC.


Jan Juelicher and the Blue Demons begin the John Dallio Memorial on Saturday at Ruffled Feathers GC.

Oct. 5, 2012

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CHICAGO – The DePaul golf team returns to its home course this weekend for the annual John Dallio Memorial at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club. The Blue Demons welcome 14 teams to Lemont, Ill. for a three-round, two-day event.

Ruffled Feathers features a par-72, 6,898-yard layout and is the home of DePaul golf with an exclusive practice facility for the Blue Demons.

Joining DePaul at Ruffled Feathers on Saturday and Sunday are Chicago State, Columbia, Eastern Illinois, Evansville, Green Bay, IUPUI, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette, Northern Illinois, Northern Iowa, Oakland, SIUE, Valparaiso, and Western Illinois.

Two rounds are scheduled for Saturday starting at 8:30 a.m. with a shotgun start followed by Sunday’s final 18 holes with tee times beginning at 7:30 a.m. DePaul's lineup for the event features Russell BuddMoritz Ackerhans, John Pavelko, Jan Juelicher and Moritz Hausweiler while Brad Stephens, Mark Sanchez, Alex Lloyd, Brad Peterson, and Adrian Halimi will compete as individuals.

Pavelko leads the Blue Demons with a 75.67 scoring averaging and led DePaul with a 28th place at the Ram Masters to open the season.  Budd follows with a 75.83 scoring average while Ackerhans is third with his 76.5 average.

John Dallio Memorial History: The annual event is named after for 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.

Florida Gulf Coast, who is not in this years’ tournament field won the 2011 Dallio Memorial.  IUPUI (2010), Northern Iowa (2006) and DePaul (2009) have all claimed the tournament’s title in the last six years.