Participating in the Derek Dolenc Invite Invitational for the eighth consecutive time that the event has been held, Bradley will play in the tournament for the tenth time in a 12-year period that began with the 2011-12 season.
This year’s event will feature 16 teams with competitors Missouri Valley Conference, Missouri State, Murray State and southern Illinois to join Bradley in a field that also includes Eastern Illinois, Green Bay, Idaho, Lindenwood, New Orleans, Omaha and Samford, tournament host SIU Edwardsville and southeastern Louisiana. Southern Indiana, Utah Martin, and Weber State.
Action Monday kicks off with a gun start at 8:15 a.m. for the opening two rounds, while Tuesday’s final round will also feature a gun start at 8:15 a.m.
Bradley opened the season strong as the Braves tied for fifth on the 15-team field at the season opener Wildcat Invitational and followed up with sixth on the 17-team field at Valpo Fall Invite earlier this week. After posting seven sub-300 rounds during the 2021-22 season, the Braves have been under 300 in five of six rounds so far this fall, which includes a season best of 291 in the final round of Valpo Fall Invite Tuesday.
big Josh Kirkham He leads the Braves, firing 75 or better in all six rounds and boasting an average of 71.00 team strokes. Kirkham has a pair of top-10 spots on his tally already this season having finished fourth at Valpo with a four-under 212 for the lowest 54-hole score of his career. Kirkham, who has run two rounds in the ’60s this fall already, tied for 11th in last year’s Derek Dolink Invite and has an average stroke of 74.00 in six career rounds at the National Gateway.
first colleague Roy Radke Derek Dolenc Invite closed last year with a score of 71 and tied for 45The tenth Inclusive. He averaged 75.67 hits in the youth season, finishing Valpo Fall Invite with rounds 73 and 72 to finish one shot in the top 20 on the field.
student Connor Ham He was also strong, averaging 75.17 strokes during his first two college championships. An important turn this year came in his first round as a Brave as he awarded a single player under 71 to unlock the Wildcat Invitational earlier this month.
Transformation luke crossbow He also made a huge impact on Bradley’s lineup with Illinois moving fourth on the team averaging 75.83 strokes. Armbrust has hit 75 or better in three of his six rounds this season.
big John Stillman He is out of Bradley’s squad and will play in Derek Dolek’s third invite. The low round of his new season (73) came in the second round of the 2019-20 event.
Bradley continues the Derek Dolenc Invitational with a trip to Jonesboro, Ark. , on October 10 and 11 for the Bubba Barnett Intercollegiate.