Windon Memorial Classic: Purdue shatters record book en route to sweep
26 Sep 2023
by Justin Golba of

see also: View results for Windon Memorial, Evanston Golf Club, Herman Sekne Rankings

Herman Sekne (Purdue Athletics Photo)
Herman Sekne (Purdue Athletics Photo)

Purdue swept the team and individual awards at the 2023 Windon Memorial Classic, winning the team competition by four shots over East Tennessee State.

The Boilermakers shot 38-under, while East Tennessee State finished at 34-under. Indiana finished in third place at 29-under, South Florida finished in fourth place at 27-under, and North Florida finished in fifth place at 23-under.

The Boilermakers tallied a 54-hole total of 38-under par 814, setting the school record for best 54-hole score by four strokes. In relation to par, the 38-under-par score is second in school history.

Purdue's 268, 269, and 277 rounds are tied for the second, fourth- and 19th-lowest rounds in school history.

The 814 was a new Windon Memorial Classic record, smashing the previous record of 830 set by Purdue in the fall of 2015.

In the individual competition, Herman Sekne of Purdue finished in first place by four shots, shooting 16-under with rounds of 64-68-65. His final round bogey-free 6-under 65 was highlighted by four birdies on the back nine to secure the win.

Sekne's win was his fourth career individual title, which is a new school record.

Herman Sekne's 197 is a school record by three shots, becoming the first Boilermaker to break the 200 barrier in an event. In relation to par, his 16-under par is also a school record. It also smashed a Windon Memorial Classic individual record by eight shots.

Drew Salyers and Cole Starnes of Indiana finished in second and third place after shooting 12-under and 11-under, respectively.

Mats Ege of East Tennessee State, Matty Dodd-Berry of East Tennessee State, and Ethan Tseng of Northwestern finished T4 at 10-under.

Results: Windon Memorial
1NorwayHerman SekneNorway60064-68-65=197
2OHDrew SalyersHoward, OH40065-67-69=201
3INCole StarnesFishers, IN30069-67-66=202
T4NorwayMats EgeNorway30068-66-69=203
T4EnglandMatthew Dodd-BerryEngland30068-66-69=203

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