IU Prepared for 13th Windon Memorial Classic
Oct. 2, 2009
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University men's golf team is set to compete in the 13th Windon Memorial Classic (Oct. 4-5) at Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill., and hosted by Northwestern University.
Live scoring of the event will be available at www.golfstat.com.
The 15-team field, featuring five squads in the top-25 of the most recent GOLFSTAT ratings, will do battle on a Donald Ross-designed layout noted for its long, tight tree-lined fairways and extremely fast greens.
Skokie Country Club served as a host site for past U.S. Open, Western Open, USGA Senior Amateur and Illinois Amateur championships. The Donald Ross-designed course boasts a 74.3 rating and will play as a 7,081-yard, par-71 layout for the 2009 Windon.
Teams will begin the 54-hole tournament with a 9:45 a.m. EST shotgun start for the first two rounds of play on Sunday. The final round Monday will start with tee times beginning at 9 a.m.
The field, listed with teams' most recent GOLFSTAT ratings, is comprised of: No. 8 Tennessee, No. 11 Illinois, No. 19 Michigan, No. 21 Coastal Carolina, No. 25 California, No. 36 Kent State, No. 37 Northwestern, No. 39 Minnesota, No. 58 Indiana, No. 71 UC Davis, No. 72 Eastern Michigan, No. 83 Purdue, No. 87 Old Dominion, No. 94 Tulsa and No. 198 Northern Illinois.
INDIANA'S EXPECTED LINE-UP
1. Alex Martin
2. David Erdy
3. Chase Wright
4. Michael McGee
5. Corey Ziedonis
Last season, Indiana excelled at the Windon with a second place finish for the team and medalist honors going home with IU's Jorge Campillo. David Erdy and Alex Martin each played in the event a year ago, coming in 19th and 28th place, respectively.
The tournament has an illustrious history, with current PGA TOUR members Luke Donald, Hunter Mahan and Colt Knost as past champions, as is current Nationwide Tour member Tom Johnson. PGA TOUR members Joe Ogilvie, Tiger Woods, Donald and Ben Curtis were runners-up in the event.
The tourney is named after the late Bernie Windon, former vice-president of Ameritech, who spearheaded the effort to bring major collegiate golf to the Chicagoland area. The first tournament, known then as the Quintessence Classic, was contested in the fall of 1993 at Kemper Lakes and Royal Melbourne Golf Courses. The following December, Mr. Windon passed away. Shortly thereafter, the tournament was renamed the Windon Memorial Classic and, to keep Mr. Windon's "quintessential" spirit alive, tournament participants compete for the Quintessence Trophy.
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