ILLINOIS MOVES TO THE TOP AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIP

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THINGS ARE SETTING UP for a great final round at the Men’s Big Ten Golf Championship, at the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The oldest Country Club in the country (1854).

Top rated Illinois is tied for the lead with the University of Minnesota, with first round leader Purdue, just one shot back.

The rest of the field, will have hard time making up ground on these top 3 schools.

Varun Chopra leaded Illinois with a +4 74 in Round 2, Illinois in tough conditions saw it’s team score drop 16 shots from Round 1. But still managed to move up into a T-1 with Minnesota. Purdue the first round leader fell back after it’s team score was 27 shots higher than the first round.

Northwestern continues to struggle, and was 18 shots back off the lead after Round 2. The Wildcats will be out early in Sundays final round.

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Rory spent over 8 years growing up working at Rob Roy Golf Club in Prospect Hts.IL, then two years at Chevy Chase in Wheeling. He has covered golf in Chicago since 1986. Rory was one of the initial members of WSCR all-sports radio Chicago and covered golf there for 5 seasons, before moving on to work for ESPN/Sportsticker and ESPN Radio. In addition to hosting Golfers on Golf Radio on WNDZ Am 750 Chicago, he writes for both Chicagoland Golf and the Chicago District (CDGA) Magazine. Rory has played over 525 courses in 39 states, and rates golf courses. He does golf course management and communications consulting, in the golf industry.