Eichhorn to go on golf tour to Scotland

Hunter Eichhorn

ESCANABA — A new challenge is in store for reigning Upper Peninsula Golf Association champion Hunter Eichhorn.

The Carney-Nadeau High School graduate will join his Marquette University teammates on a golf tour to Scotland, considered the home of golf. The Golden Eagles will be gone Aug. 2-10 and will play eight courses, including seven of the world’s top 64 courses as rated by Golf Digest.

The Golden Eagles will play No. 2 Royal Dornach, No. 10 Turnberry, No. 21 Carnoustie (site of the 2018 British Open), No. 25 North Berwick, No. 30 Kingsbarns, No. 53 Castle Stuart and No. 64 Trump International.

They will also play a match against University of Stirling on day 6.

The trip will not allow Eichhorn to attempt a UPGA title defense, to the relief of the rest of the field. The 105th UPGA will be held Aug. 7-10 at the Terrace Bluff Golf and Country Club in Gladstone.

Last week Eichhorn won the 118th Wisconsin State Amateur championship at highly regarded Lawsonia Links Golf Course, highlighted by a course-record 65 on day two.

Eichhorn has averaged 71.71 in his two seasons at Marquette. He averaged 71.58 for the 2018-19 season and was named to the PING All-Midwest Region team by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He also was all-region as a freshman, when he was the Big East Conference champion and player of the year.

Eichhorn was a four-time Upper Peninsula high school golf champion.

Marquette teammate Oliver Farrell was also named all-region this year. Farrell is a four-time all-Big East selection and joins Eichhorn as the only Golden Eagles to have single-season scoring averages beneath par and rank in Golfstate NCAA player rankings in the top 100.

Farrell was Big East Player of the Year this spring.