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Northwestern alum Matt Fitzpatrick qualifies for Ryder Cup

Northwestern alum Matt Fitzpatrick qualifies for Ryder Cup
(Source: NU Athletics)

Ex-Wildcat golfer Matt Fitzpatrick has qualified for the prestigious Ryder Cup tournament, he announced Sunday on Twitter.

The 21-year-old Fitzpatrick is one of nine golfers to automatically qualify for Team Europe in the once-every-two-years match play tournament, which will take place at the Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minnesota at the end of September. Team Europe’s remaining three golfers will be announced at a later date.

Fitzpatrick made waves earlier this season after his performance at The Masters, where he tied for seventh place with an even 288. In his short Northwestern career, Fitzpatrick helped the Cats win two of five events in fall 2013 before departing to play professionally in Jan. 2014.

Team Europe has won the last three Ryder Cup tournaments and six of the last seven dating back to 2002.

Morning Roundup: May 4, 2016

Morning Roundup: May 4, 2016
(Source: Gary Prior)

The Northwestern softball team is entering its final road stretch in dire need of a few wins to qualify for the NCAA Tournament. Melissa Haniff previewed the Cats’ upcoming slate.

In other news…

  • Tyler VanderMolen dove into the professional career of former NU golf star Matt Fitzpatrick, who participated in the Masters last month.
  • Garrett Jochnau wrote about Northwestern men’s tennis retaining its top-16 rank and earning the right to host the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament.
  • Ben Pope previewed the baseball team’s final opportunity to secure a win over cross-town rival UIC.
  • Lacrosse star Selena Lasota earned Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honors after a career-high 8 goals.
  • The Women’s tennis team also earned themselves an NCAA Tournament bid and will face Ole Miss in their first round matchup.

And here’s a look at Wednesday’s back page:

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