Player: Joe Weiler
University: Purdue University
Area of Study: Industrial Engineering
Expected Graduation: 2022
Soldier Honored: Michael D. Elledge
** WILL RETURN FOR A COVID SENIOR SEASON IN 2021-22.
• Weiler had a terrific season, appearing in all seven events and posting a 72.17 stroke average (cumulative 7-over par).
• Was named to the PING All-Midwest Region team and second-team All-Big Ten.
• His stroke average was the fifth-lowest average in school history, one year after posting fourth-best average.
• Recorded three top-5 and four top-10 finishes during the season.
• Had 12 (of 24) rounds of even-par or better and 20 of his 21 rounds were on the counting squad, including 14 straight currently.
• Recorded five rounds in the 60s.
• Posted a runner-up finish at the Big Ten Championships (77-68-73=218), Purdue's best finish since 2007.
• Was T-4 at both the Timuquana Collegiate (67-66-75=208) and Boilermaker Invitational (69-73-71=213).
• Finished T-10 at the NCAA Noblesville Regional, but was in the hunt for the individual title until the back nine in the final round.
• Was also named to the Academic All-Big Ten team.
• Weiler had an outstanding season, being named to the PING All-Midwest Region team and first-team All-Big Ten following the season.
• Led team with a 72.05 stroke average in seven events, good for the fourth-lowest stroke average in school history.
• Finished the year with five top-20, four top-10 and two top-5 showings.
• Eleven of his 21 rounds were even- or under-par, good for the fifth-best percentage (.524) of rounds of even- or under-par in school history.
• Recorded four rounds in the 60s and 19 of his 21 rounds were on the counting team.
• Posted a runner-up finish at the season-opening Island Resort Intercollegiate and tied for third the next week at the Gopher Invitational. Was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week following the Gopher Invite.
• Also placed ninth at the Desert Mountain Intercollegiate and T-10th at the Crooked Stick Invitational.
• Opened the year with six straight rounds of even-par or better, the fifth-longest streak in school history.
• Led team with 229 pars and only had seven double-bogeys or worse in 378 holes of golf.
• Was named the Indiana Amateur Player of the Year in Nov. 2019.
• Ranks 10th on the school’s career stroke average list (73.79).
• Was a member of the Big Ten’s All-Academic team.
• Had a solid season, appearing in 12 events with a 74.26 stroke average.
• Following the year, won the Indiana Amateur Championship in a playoff and finished tied for fifth at the Indiana Open.
• Recorded 10 rounds of even-par or better.
• Best finish was a T-25 showing at the Chatham Hills Collegiate.
• Got Purdue off to a good start at the Big Ten Championships, with an opening-round 70.
• Finished in the top 50 in nine of 11 full events.
• Member of the Big Ten's All-Academic Team and was a Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (3.84 GPA).
• Weiler had a good freshman campaign, appearing nine events and posting a 74.58 stroke average, the 11th-best average by a freshman in school history.
• Posted eight rounds of par or better, including a career-best 70 in the Northern Intercollegiate's final round at Rich Harvest Farms.
• Also finished T-28th at the Crooked Stick Invitational (72-74-77=223; +7).
• Following the season, placed 11th at the Indiana Open and fifth at the Indiana Am.
• Weiler graduated from Bloomington South High School in 2017 with impressive credentials.
• Finished the year ranked as the 55th-best player in the Class of 17 and was the No. 81-ranked junior golfer by Polo.
• Was the IHSAA sectional medalist and earned three other medalist honors as a senior.
• Two-time all-state honoree (2016, 17).
• Three-time Herald-Times Golfer of the Year and was named all-conference four times.
• Played in the final group at the prestigious Western Junior after opening rounds of 69 and 65.
• Finished ninth at the 2016 Indiana state championships.
• Was second at the 2016 AJGA Payne Stewart Championship and fourth at the AJGA Memorial Junior.
• Named to the TransAmerica Junior Scholastic All-American team by the AJGA and was a speaker at the Rolex Junior All-America banquet.
• As a sophomore was eighth at the state championships and won an IHSAA Regional.
• Qualified for the 2015 U.S. Junior Amateur.
• Was a member of National Honor Society and owned a 4.33 GPA on a 4.0 scale.
• Majoring in mechanical engineering.
• Born Sept. 11, 1998.
• Son of Don and Lisa Weiler.
• Had five cousins, aunts and uncles graduate from Purdue.
• Chose Purdue for the two Pete Dye courses on campus, the practice facilities, the family atmosphere and top-notch education.