WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue men’s golfers Fernando Barco and Austin Eoff were named second-team All-Big Ten, the league office announced this afternoon.
It marks the second straight year, and third time in Rob Bradley’s four years, that at least two Purdue golfers have been named All-Big Ten. Prior to Bradley’s arrival, Purdue hadn’t had a pair of all-league golfers in the same season since 2007.
Barco, a senior from Lima, Peru, owns the second-best single-season stroke average in school history at 72.23 and has five top-20 finishes in nine events this year. Over his last five tournaments, he has finished tied for 12th, third, tied for 12th, tied for seventh and tied for 16th. He has had a counting score in 17 consecutive rounds and owns 11 rounds of even-par or better this year.
For his career, Barco ranks fifth on the career stroke average list (73.55) and he owns 15 career top-20 finishes in 33 career events.
Eoff, a senior from Benton, Arkansas, was also named to the second team after ranking third on the Purdue single-season stroke average list at 72.38 strokes per round. The career leader in stroke average (72.72), Eoff became the third player in school history to be named All-Big Ten four times, joining Lenny Hartlage (1984-87) and Peter Richardson (2004-07).
Owning one of the most-accomplished careers in Purdue golf history, Eoff is fourth in career top-10 finishes (16) and should Purdue advance to the NCAA National Championships, he will tie the school record for most events played (52). He owns the school record for consecutive top-10 finishes (8), which he accomplished from spring of 2015 to spring of 2016.
The duo will lead Purdue into the NCAA Regionals at the Kampen Course on May 15 to 17. Regional selections will be announced Thursday, May 4, at noon ET, on the Golf Channel.