Wolverines Continue Fall Stretch with Windon Memorial Classic
MGOBLUE Newcomer Rahul Bakshi will make his third straight start.
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Newcomer Rahul Bakshi will make his third straight start.
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This Week
Sun-Mon., Oct. 4-5 -- at Windon Memorial Classic (Glencoe, Ill.)
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Next on the Tee
Coming off its first tournament win of the season at last weekend's Wolverine at Radrick Farms, the University of Michigan men's golf team will head to the Skokie Country Club in Glencoe, Ill., Sunday and Monday (Oct. 4-5) to play in Northwestern's prestigious Windon Memorial Classic. There will be 15 teams competing in the 54-hole event with 36 holes on Sunday (Oct. 4) and a final 18 holes on Monday (Oct. 5). Scoring for the event will be five players; count the low four scores each round. Selected schools, including Michigan, will be allowed an invited individual. The Skokie Country Club will be set up for a par 72 and 6,913 yards.

The Tournament Field
There are 15 teams participating in the Windon Memorial Classic, including: California, Coastal Carolina, Eastern Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kent State, Michigan, Minnesota, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Old Dominion, Purdue, Tennessee, Tulsa and UC Davis.

The Tournament Schedule
Saturday, Oct. 3 -- Practice Round, tee times at 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. CST (U-M at 11:50 a.m. CST)
Sunday, Oct. 4 -- First Round (18), shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. CST
Sunday, Oct. 4 -- Second Round (18), continuous play following the first round
Monday, Oct. 5 -- Final Round (18), tee times off No. 1 and No. 10 at 8 a.m. CST

First Day Pairings
Pairing 1: Northwestern, Tennessee, UC Davis
Pairing 2: Purdue, Minnesota, Northern Illinois
Pairing 3: Indiana, Eastern Michigan, Old Dominion
Pairing 4: Kent State, Michigan, Tulsa
Pairing 5: Illinois, Coastal Carolina, California
Pairing 6: Individuals, Northwestern, Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois

The Tournament Lineup
The Wolverines will bring five starters and one individual to the Skokie Country Club for the Windon Memorial Classic. Starting for Michigan will be: sophomore Matt Thompson (Battle Creek, Mich./Lakeview HS), junior Lion Kim (Lake Mary, Fla./Lake Mary Prep School), freshman Jack Schultz (Whitefish Bay, Wis./Whitefish Bay HS), freshman Rahul Bakshi (Chandigarh, India/St. John's HS) and sophomore Alex Frankel (Atlanta, Ga./Lovett School). The Wolverine individual will be determined through the week's qualifier.

Last Year at the Windon
After opening the 2008-09 season with two straight wins, Michigan posted a seventh-place finish in its third event at the Windon Memorial Classic at the North Short Country Club in Glenview, Ill. The Wolverines closed with an 877 54-hole total after posting team tallies of 294, 291 and 292. Former Wolverines Nick Pumford and Bill Rankin led the way with top 30 finishes. Pumford tied for 25th at 218 (75-70-73) and Rankin tied for 28th at 219 (73-72-74). Matt Thompson played as an individual and closed 18th at 216 (71-75-70).

Can You Believe This Start?
Matt Thompson continued his red-hot streak to start the season as he has yet to shoot a round over par. In six total rounds this season, he has five sub-70 rounds. In two events thus far, he has closed with a career-best, eight-under 205 (69-69-67) in the season-opening Wolf Run and a nine-under 207 (69-70-68) at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms. He leads U-M with a 68.67 per-round average.

Wolverines Take Home Event Title
Michigan's team win at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms gives the Maize and Blue its 39th team win in the history of the program. It also marked the third consecutive season the Wolverines have won at least one team tournament title. In addition to this weekend's title, U-M won two team titles during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

A Little Home Cooking Never Hurts
With the team title at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms, U-M head coach Andrew Sapp garnered his sixth trophy with the Wolverines and the 32nd of his coaching career. Of the half dozen wins for Sapp, four have come while hosting an event. Sapp's other five titles include: 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate, 2008 Wolf Run Intercollegiate, 2007 Wolverine at Mission Inn, 2007 Purdue Midwest Shootout and 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate.

The Near Miss
Michigan's 24-under 840 tally at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms just missed the U-M 54-hole record by a single stroke. The Wolverines closed as the only team to post all three rounds under par -- 11-under 277, 10-under 278 and three-under 285. The Maize and Blue 54-hole record is 839 (277-275-287), which was totaled at the 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate. U-M's 839 was played on a par 71 course and equals a 13-under performance, so U-M's 24-under performance at Radrick Farms sets a new U-M record for under-par team tournament score.

Another Near Miss
Michigan's first round 11-under 277 was a season best and the first team tally under par this season. The tally equals U-M's second-best team round in a tournament -- U-M had a 277 in the first round of the 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate. The all-time record is 275, which has been tallied three times over the last four seasons.

Yet, Another Near Miss
Matt Thompson's career-best eight-under 205 (69-69-67) performance at the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate tied the second best 54-hole tournament total in U-M history. Thompson equaled Christian Vozza's 205 (67-69-69) performance that he tallied at the 2005 Wolverine Intercollegiate (Sept. 24-25). Overall, Bill Rankin holds the U-M record with an eight-under 202 (67-66-69) at the 2008 Maxwell (May 10-11).

Starting to Heat Up
Lion Kim's nine-under 207 tally at the Wolverine at Radrick Farms is a new career-best, 54-hole tournament total by five strokes. His prior best was a 212 tally at the 2009 FAU Spring Break Championship. Kim's second-round, five-under 67 equals his career-best, single-round tally, which he first posted in the final round of the FAU Spring Break Championship.

Freshman Follows the Sub-Par Round Game
After playing three over on his first nine holes of the first round of the Wolverine at Radrick Farms, Jack Schultz rebounded with seven birdies in his final nine to post a career-best, three-under 69. He followed that with a second three-under 69 in the second round. The tallies mark his first sub-par round of his collegiate career. He closed at six-under 210 for the event to earn his first top-10 finish of his career, tying for seventh.

No Jitters Here
In his first collegiate start, Alex Frankel's first-round, two-under 70 set a new career best for single round. The tally topped his previous best of 74, which he posted in the second and third rounds of the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate at the U-M Golf Course.

Can They Make It Three Straight?
Last season, U-M had two team titles, eight top-five finishes in 14 events and shattered the team scoring record by two strokes, closing with a 292.05 per round. Those numbers helped the Wolverines earn their second straight NCAA Regional bid. Finishing fifth in the NCAA Southwest Regional, U-M advanced to the NCAA Finals for the first time in 12 years. U-M's postseason momentum continued at the championship event as the Wolverines moved on to the NCAA Match Play Finals, where they closed third, one hole away from competing for a national title. In his coaching career, U-M coach Andrew Sapp has 11 trips to the NCAA Finals, taking three different schools to the championship event.

PLAYER-BY-PLAYER NOTABLES

Senior Billy McKay
• Season Stoke Average: 77.50
• Played the first two events of the 2009-10 season as an individual
• Played in 15 career tournaments, with nine starts
• Career Stroke Average: 76.40
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• Shot a career-best one-under 69 in the third round of the 2006 Nike Purdue Kiahuna Collegiate Invitational
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament total - 77 at the 2007 Purdue Midwest Shootout ... 36-hole tournament total - 153 (76-77) at 2007 Robert Kepler Intercollegiate ... 54-hole tournament total - even-par 216 (72-71-73) at the 2006 Pinehurst Intercollegiate... 72-hole tournament total - 314 (74-82-79-79) at the 2007 Big Ten Championships

Senior Ross Millman
• Season Stroke Average: 77.00
• Played in U-M's home event -- 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms -- as an individual
• Selected team captain for 2009-10 season by teammates and coaches
• Played in 11 career tournaments, with eight starts
• Career Stroke Average: 76.10
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• Enrolled in the U-M's prestigious Stephen M. Ross School of Business
• After playing in just two events his first two seasons, started eight events in 2008-09
• Helped U-M to a runner-up finish at Big Ten Match Play, posting 2-1 record
• Shot a career-best 69 in the second round of the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 213 (74-69-70) at the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate ... 72-hole tournament - none

Senior Michael Slovitt
• Season Stroke Average: 75.67
• Played in U-M's home event -- 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms -- as an individual
• Played in six career tournaments, with one start
• Career Stroke Average: 76.28
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• Shot a career-best three-under 68 in the third round of the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 212 (75-69-68) at the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate ... 72-hole tournament - none

Junior Lion Kim
• Season Stroke Average: 72.17
• Posted three of his six rounds under par this season
• Posted a career-best finish (t-2nd), career-best 207 54-hole total and equaled career-best, single-round tally (67) at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Played in 29 career tournaments, with 28 starts
• Started his last 23 events
• Career Stroke Average: 74.10
• 2009 PING All-America Honorable Mention
• 2009 Golf World Preseason Top 50 returning players in nation
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• In 2009, helped U-M to first NCAA Finals in 12 years, advancing to NCAA Match Play Finals and finishing third
• As a sophomore became just the second Wolverines to average under 73 strokes in a season (72.89)
• Given name is Jun Min Kim but goes by "Lion", which is a nickname given to him by his parents
• Shot a career-best 67, twice -- second round (-5) at 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms, third round (-4) of the 2009 FAU Spring Break Championship
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament of 74 at 2007 Purdue Midwest Shootout ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total of nine-under 207 (69-67-71) at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... 72-hole tournament total of 293 (72-73-74-74) at the 2009 Big Ten Championships

Junior Alexander Sitompul
• Season Stroke Average: 76.67
• After missing first event due to injury, opened season as individual at 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Played in 24 career tournaments, with 22 starts
• Career Stroke Average: 73.83
• 2009 PING All-America Honorable Mention
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• In 2009, helped U-M to first NCAA Finals in 12 years, advancing to NCAA Match Play Finals and finishing third
• Shot a career-best four-under 67 in the first round of the 2007 Windon Memorial Classic
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - 80 at 2007 Purdue Midwest Shootout ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 211 (70-71-70) at the 2009 River Landing Intercollegiate ... 72-hole tournament total - 295 (69-79-74-73) at the 2008 Big Ten Championships

Sophomore Alex Frankel
• Season Stroke Average: 76.67
• Made first collegiate start at 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Shot a career-best two-under 70 in the first round of the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Played in three career tournaments, with one start
• Career Stoke Average: 75.44
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 223 (75-74-74) at the 2008 Wolverine Intercollegiate ... 72-hole tournament total - none

Sophomore Matt Thompson
• Has yet to shoot a round over par this season, with six straight sub-par rounds
• Season Scoring Average: 68.67
• Started his last eight events
• Finished third in opening event -- Wolf Run Intercollegiate -- with career-best eight-under 205 (69-69-67)
• Finished tied for second in second even -- Wolverine at Radrick Farms -- with nine-under 207 (69-70-68)
• Shot a career-best four-under 67 in the third round of the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate
• Played in 13 career tournaments, with 10 starts
• Career Stoke Average: 72.68
• Helped U-M to back-to-back NCAA regional appearances
• In 2009, helped U-M to first NCAA Finals in 12 years, advancing to NCAA Match Play Finals and finishing third
• Known as "Mr. Match Play" after going 4-0-1 during 2008-09
• Earned All-Tournament Team honors at 2009 Big Ten Match Play Championships (3-0 in match play)
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - eight-under 205 (69-69-67) at the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate ... 72-hole tournament total - 302 (73-74-79-76) at 2009 Big Ten Championships

Freshman Rahul Bakshi
• One of three newcomers to the Wolverines
• Started both events this season
• Season Stroke Average: 74.83
• Shot a career-best even-par 71 in the third round of the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate
• Started first collegiate event at the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate, tying for 47th
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 222 (76-72-74) at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms... 72-hole tournament total - none
• Born in Akron, Ohio, but grew up primarily in India
• Began playing golf in 2001, in first junior event was medalist runner-up using set of rental clubs
• Only Indian player to ever win the National Junior and National Amateur Golf Championship of India in the same year, youngest player to win the National Amateur Golf Championship of India, age 17

Freshman Miguel Echavarria
• One of three newcomers to the Wolverines
• Joined the Wolverines after walk-on tryout period
• Played in first collegiate event at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms, tying for 61st
• Shot a career-best even-par 72 in the second round of the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - 228 (76-72-80) at the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms... 72-hole tournament total - none
• Brother, Andres, is a junior golfer at Florida
• Sixth in the 2009 Colombian Amateur Ranking

Freshman Jack Schultz
• One of three newcomers to the Wolverines
• Started both events this season
• Season Stroke Average: 72.67
• Tallied a career-best six-under 210 54-hole tournament total at 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms, tying for seventh
• Shot a career-best even-par 69, twice -- in the first and second rounds of the 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms
• Started first collegiate event at the 2009 Wolf Run Intercollegiate, tying for 42nd
• Career Tournament Bests: 18-hole tournament - none ... 36-hole tournament - none ... 54-hole tournament total - six-under 210 (69-69-72) at 2009 Wolverine at Radrick Farms ... 72-hole tournament total - none
• 2007 Wisconsin Player of the Year
• Three-time conference Player of the Year (2007, '08, '09)

Upcoming Schedule
• Sat-Mon., Oct. 10-12 -- at the Brickyard Collegiate (Macon, Ga.)
• Sat-Sun., Oct. 24-25 -- at Bridgestone Intercollegiate (Greensboro, N.C.)

Contact: Tom Wywrot (734) 763-4423

   

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