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Duke Travels to Chicago for Highlands Invitational

Duke Travels to Chicago for Highlands Invitational

WESTCHESTER, Ill. – The Duke men’s golf team, coming off a top-five finish in its first event of the season, returns to action on Sept. 18 and 19. The Blue Devils are set to play in the Highlands Invitational, a new collegiate event, at the Chicago Highlands Club. The course, rated as the best in Illinois by GolfDigest, is set up to play at 7,490 yards and to a par of 72.

Duke is joined in the field by host Wake Forest along with College of Charleston, Furman, Houston, Indiana, Iowa, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, Penn State, Rutgers, Virginia and Yale.

The three-round tournament has two rounds played on Monday, with the Blue Devils’ tee times starting at 9:00 a.m. ET., and the Duke lineup playing alongside Wake Forest’s A Team and the College of Charleston. The tee times and pairings for the third round on Tuesday will be determined based on Monday’s results.

Head coach Jamie Green starts a lineup of Luke Sample, Ian Siebers, Bryan Kim, Kelly Chinn and Jimmy Zheng while also playing Ethan Evans as an individual. All five Blue Devils in the lineup are slated to tee off of No. 1 and Evans starts off of No. 10, at 10 a.m. ET.

Sample paced Duke in the Sahalee Players Championship last week, finishing in a tie for seventh place at 2-over, 218 while Siebers nearly cracked the top-20 at the same event, tying for 21st with his 5-over, 221. Kim is making the second consecutive start of his Duke career after debuting for the Blue Devils last week and Chinn looks to build on his strong third round at the Sahalee Players Championship, where the junior carded an even-par 72 over his last 18 holes. Zheng makes his first appearance in Duke’s lineup this year, with the senior currently in possession of the eighth-best career stroke average in program history at 72.36.

Live scoring for the event is available on Golfstat.

To stay up to date with Blue Devils men’s golf, follow the team on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook by searching “DukeMGOLF”.




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