Sept. 21, 2012
Sun-Mon., Sept. 23-24 -- at Windon Memorial Classic (Skokie, Ill.)
Next on the Tee
The University of Michigan men's golf team plays its second fall event in less than five days as the Wolverines head to Skokie, Ill., Sunday and Monday (Sept. 23-24) for Northwestern's Windon Memorial Classic at the Skokie Country Club. There will be 15 teams in the 2012 field playing 54 holes in the two-day event. Scoring for the Windon Memorial will be five players; count the low four scores each round playing in threesomes. Selected teams, including U-M, will be allowed to bring invited individuals. The Skokie Country Club will be set up for a par 71, 7,081 yards.
The Tournament Field
There will be 15 teams in the field for the 2012 Windon Memorial Classic, including: Coastal Carolina, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, Florida Atlantic, Harvard, Indiana, Lamar, Marquette, Michigan, Michigan State, host Northwestern, Ohio State, Tennessee, Toledo and UC Davis.
The Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Sept. 22 -- Practice Round - tee times throughout day, U-M at 12:05 p.m. CDT
Sunday, Sept. 23 -- Round (18) begins with tee times at 7:30 a.m. CDT.
Day 1 Note: U-M starters at 9:05 a.m. CDT off No. 1 with Harvard & Lamar
Day 1 Note: U-M individual at 9:05 a.m. CDT off No. 10 with Northwestern individuals
Sunday, Sept. 23 -- Second Round (18) will be a continuous play following the first round
Monday, Sept. 24 -- Final Round (18) begins with tee times at 8 a.m. CDT
The Wolverine Lineup
Michigan will bring five starters and an individual to the Windon Memorial Classic. Freshman Brett McIntosh (London, Ontario, Canada/Saunders Secondary School), senior Miguel Echavarria (Medellin, Colombia/The Columbus School) and freshman Chris O'Neill (Glen Allen, Va./Deep Run HS) head up the line-up. Sophomore Noori Hyun (Seoul, Korea/Centreville HS [Va.]) and senior Matt Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich./Birmingham Brother Rice) round out the U-M starting five. The Wolverines will also travel junior Matt Felsenfeld (West Bloomfield, Mich./Leadbetter Golf Academy [Fla.]) as an invited individual.
Windon Memorial Yields Good Luck for Wolverines
The Wolverines have won the past two individual titles at the Windon Memorial Classic -- Matt Thompson in 2011 and Lion Kim in 2010. In fact, Thompson's five-under 205 last year is tied for the lowest 54-hole tournament total in Windon history. Kim's medalist honor helped U-M win the 2010 event by a single shot over Ohio State. Kim sank a 25-foot birdie putt on No. 17 and a 45-foot par putt on the 18th hole to win his first collegiate event and paced U-M to the win.
No Rest for the Wolverines
After finishing its season-opening event at the Inverness Intercollegiate on Tuesday (Sept. 18), Michigan returned to the U-M Golf Course and Weisfeld Family Golf Center for two days of practice and qualifying before heading back out to the Windon Memorial Classic on Friday (Sept. 21). The Wolverines have a practice round scheduled for Saturday (Sept. 22) starting at noon CDT. U-M will begin tournament play Sunday at 9 a.m. CDT off the first tee.
First Collegiate Event Nearly First Career Title
With his first collegiate event played at the prestigious Inverness Club, freshman Brett McIntosh fired rounds of 71, 70 and 75 to post a 216 total and nearly win the Inverness Intercollegiate. Overall, he tied for third with seven other players, just a single shot back of medalist honors.
It's Been a Long, Long Time
After nearly winning the season-opening Inverness Intercollegiate, newcomer Brett McIntosh became the first freshman to led Michigan in a season-opening event since the 1993-94 season when Kyle Dobbs, a former Big Ten champion, led U-M at the Falcon Invitational, tying for 18th.
The Southpaw Returns to Ann Arbor
Newcomer Brett McIntosh, who hails from London, Ontario, Canada, comes to Michigan as the only left-handed golfer on the eight-man squad. In fact, he is the first lefty to play for U-M since Kevin Dore, who was from Dundas, Ontario, Canada. Dore finished his career starting 35 of 37 events and carrying a 75.82 scoring average.
Fall Schedule Offers Plenty of Challenging Courses
Michigan will set the bar high during its fall season opening at the prestigious Inverness Club in Toledo, Ohio, before heading to the Skokie Country Club for the 2012 Windon Memorial Classic. Midway through the fall, U-M plays the Warren Golf Course -- host site of the 2010 NCAA Regional -- in South Bend, Ind., before heading to California to close the first half of the year. First up is the renowned Meadow Club at Cal's Alister MacKenzie Invitational, before the fall closes with Stanford's match-play event at the world famous Cyrpess Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif.
Sun-Tue., Oct. 7-9 -- at Fightin' Irish Gridiron Classic (South Bend, Ind.)
Mon-Tue., Oct. 15-16 -- at Alister MacKenzie Invitational (Fairfax, Va.)
Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423