French Lick, Ind. - The Nebraska men's golf team will be playing in the Big Ten Championship for the first time ever when it travels to the Pete Dye Course in French Lick, Ind., Friday through Sunday.
The Big Ten Championship will be Nebraska's 12th tournament of the 2011-12 campaign and its seventh event of the spring season. NU has one team title and four top-10 finishes on the season. In their most recent outing, the Huskers shot 889 at the Hawkeye Invitational en route to a 10th-place finish. Senior Scott Willman led the team for the ninth time this season, tying for 11th.
Willman has been a consistent leader throughout his senior campaign. He has compiled a 72.17 stroke average through 30 rounds and is looking to set the school record for season stroke average. Willman has nine top-20 finishes for the Huskers in 2011-12, with his best being a tie-for-fifth at the Jackrabbit Invitational.
At last year's Big 12 Championship, the Huskers finished eighth, shooting 1,194 over 72 holes. Then-senior Andrew Wyatt led the team, tying for 26th at 297 strokes. The last time Nebraska won a conference title was at the 1937 Big Six Championship.
Competition will start on Friday at 7 a.m. (Central Time), with the second round immediately following. Saturday's third round starts at 8 a.m., and Sunday's final round will tee off at 7 a.m. Big Ten Network will televise the final round of the Big Ten Men's Golf Championship on Sunday, May 13 at 9 a.m. (Central Time).
Big Ten Championship
Location: French Lick, Ind.
Course: Pete Dye Course
Par: 72 - 7,152 yards
Tee Times (All Times Central):
- Friday, April 27 (36) - 7 a.m.
- Saturday, April 28 (18) - 8 a.m.
- Sunday, April 29 (18) - 8 a.m.