Golf Travels to Florida for BIG EAST-MAC Challenge
CHICAGO Following a title-winning performance earlier this week at the Georgetown Intercollegiate, the DePaul men’s golf team returns to competition this weekend at the BIG EAST-MAC Challenge. The three-round tournament runs Saturday and Sunday at the Grand Cypress Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.
The BIG EAST-MAC Challenge welcomes 12 teams representing the BIG EAST Conference and the Mid-American Conference for two rounds on Saturday and a final 18 holes on Sunday. DePaul joins squads from Akron, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette, Ohio, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF and Villanova.
The front nine holes of each round will be played on the club’s North Course, while the back nine holes will be played on the South Course. Each round measures 6,993 yards with a par of 72.
The Blue Demons enter the BIG EAST-MAC Challenge after winning the team title at the Georgetown Intercollegiate on Tuesday. DePaul topped a field of 12 teams with a combined score of 850 and sophomore Greg Doherty tied for the individual lead with a three-round total of 209. Junior Cory Blenkush placed fourth, junior Nick Martin placed seventh, and senior Matthew McMahon tied for 10th.
The 2006 BIG EAST-MAC Challenge saw Doherty finish second overall with a three-round score of 210. The Blue Demons placed sixth in the team standings with a total of 885 and Akron won the title with a score of 863.
This weekend’s event concludes DePaul’s fall tournament schedule.