Golden Eagles climb in national rankings behind junior's solid play through three events
Marquette finishes fifth, looks ahead to Erin Hills Invitational
Junior fires 68, Marquette in second place with 36 holes remaining
Golden Eagles will look to build off early season success
Nelson, Sanchez once again pace Golden Eagles
Marquette golf is set to tee off the the 2013-13 season - a year that includes a new-look BIG EAST, a home tournament in October's Erin Hills Intercollegiate, and a deeper, more experienced group of players. Coach Steve Bailey, Adam Chester, Corey Konieczki, and Pat Sanchez preview the upcoming year.
2014-15:Named BIG EAST Golfer of the Month for September 2014 ... Opened the season by finishing T-11 at the Northern Intercollegiate which included a second round 3-under par 69, the seoncd lowest round of his collegiate career.
2013-14: One of three Golden Eagles (Brandon Cloete, CJ Swift) named to the 2014 All-BIG EAST Team, becoming just the third MU golfer in school history to garner all-conference accolades in multiple seasons (2013) ... Shot a career low 68 in the second round of the USF Invitational helping him finish in the top 40 and first among MU Golfers ... Finished third among MU golfers at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic, guiding the team to a second place finish ... Led all MU golfers at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate finishing tied for 33rd with a 223 (74-77-72) ... Competed in the Windon Memorial Classic shooting an opening round 70 helping him to a top-40 finish ... Opened up the season at the Doc Gimmler by finishing tied for 39th shooting a 5-over 215.
2012-13: All-BIG EAST Conference selection and member of the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Carded a 75 in the only round of the C&F Bank Intercollegiate ... Shot a 217 (72-70-75) at The McLaughlin, the lowest among MU players ... Finished tied for third among MU golfers (T15 overall) to help Marquette claim the John Dallio Memorial title ... Was MU's top golfer at four of the team's 10 events as a freshmen in 2012-2013 ... Shot a 231 (76-77-78) and a 222 (75-79-68) at the Pintetree Intercollegiate and the Wendy's Kiawah Classic respectively... One of two MU players to play in every events... Led team with a 75.75 scoring average in his rookie campagin... Shot a 68 in the third round of the Wendy's Kiawah Classic, the lowest individual round of the season among all MU players... Finished with a team-high four rounds of par-or-better... Shot a 222 (72-78-72) at the BIG EAST Championship while finishing second among MU golfers and tied for 25th...
Amateur: Member of the Mexico national team for five years ... Earned his first Future Collegians World Tour victory on Dec. 12, 2010, at the Ritz Carlton at Dove Mountain ... Has posted two top-three finishes in AJGA events and two top-10 finishes in PGA of Mexico evnets ... Ranked No. 142 overall in the 2012 class by Golfweek... Graduated top-five in his class at Instituto Anglo Moderno.
Personal: Dual citizen of Mexico and Canada ... Brother Bobby Sanchez played NCAA Division I golf at Nicholls State University ... Born Patrick Javier Sanchez Mitchell on Sept. 10, 1993 in Mazatlan, Mexico ... Son of Roberto Sanchez Velarde and Judith Mitchell ... Majoring inmarketing.