PALM COAST, Florida. – The Purdue Men’s Golf Team lost a close semi-final and tied the consolation game to tie for third in the Big Ten Match Play Championship held at the Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast, Florida.

The Boilermakers held a late lead against Indiana in the semifinals, but couldn’t hold on as the Hoosiers rallied for the win. Purdue and Indiana tied two games, but won at numbers 2 and 3 to edge out the Boilermakers. André Farraye recorded Purdue’s only win with a dominating 6 and 5 win over Clay Merchant at No. 5.

In the tie with Iowa, Joe Weiller and Nick Dentino picked up wins at No. 1 and 2 and Farraye tied at No. 4. Weiler and Farraye led Purdue with records of 2-0-1 during the event, while Nick Dentino went 2-1-0.

The Boilermakers will host the elite Puerto Rico Classic, starting next Sunday in Puerto Rico.

[4] Indiana 3, [1] Purdue 2

1) Joe Weiller (P) tied with Drew Salyers, 18 holes
2) Mitch Davis (I) def. Cole Bradley7-and-5
3) Noah Gillard (I) beats. Nick Dentino3-and-2
4) Luc Pall (P) tied with Ethan Shepherd, 18 holes
5) André Farraye (P) def. Clay Merchant, 6 and 5

[1] Purdue 2.5, [7] Iowa 2.5

1) Joe Weiller (P) def. Ronan Krau, 1-up
2) Nick Dentino (P) def. Gonzalo Leal, 2-up
3) MacMcClear (I) beats. Luc Pall3-and-2
4) André Farraye (P) tied Callum Macfie, 18 holes
5) Garrett Tighe (I) def. Nicholas Hofman5-and-4

Herman Sekne at the Jones Cup Invitational

Meanwhile, at the Jones Cup Invitational at Ocean Forest Golf Club in Sea Island, Georgia, Purdue’s second year Herman Sekne recorded a round of 70 by 2 under par to go from 29 places to 10and-place equal par par 144 after 36 holes. Sekne competed in the event ranked No. 258 in the World Amateur Golf Rankings and the players ranked ahead of him after 36 holes are Nos. 63, 28, 119, 203, 96, 215, 14, 107 and 50. He leads 21 players who are ranked in the top 100 of the WAGR ranking.