Men's Golf
Marquette Leads USF Invite After Two Rounds

Mike Van Sickle

Mike Van Sickle

March 7, 2009

DADE CITY, Fla. -- The Marquette University men's golf team made its move Saturday and now leads the 23-team field at the Ron Smith USF Invitational. Led by senior Mike Van Sickle, the Golden Eagles sit one stroke ahead of Troy University and Middle Tennessee State heading into Sunday's final round of action at the par-72 Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.

Van Sickle, the tournament's two-time defending champion, carded a two-under 69 and is tied for second place on the leaderboard at five-under 139, five strokes behind individual leader Matt Stauch (134).

Marquette sophomore Ben Sieg was the only other MU player to score below par with a one-under 71, while senior Dustin Schwab shot a 72. Sophomore Kelly Kretz fell into a tie for 11th place following up yesterday's five-under 67 with a 75 on Saturday.

Both Sieg and Van Sickle eagled the 534-yard, par-5 hole nine.

Sunday's final round will be a shotgun start beginning at 7:30 a.m. CT.

Ron Smith USF Invitational
March 7, 2009 (Through Round 2 of 3)
Dade City, Fla.
Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
7,153 yards, par 72

Team Scores
1) Marquette 570 (283-287)
T2) Troy University 571 (290-281)
T2) Middle Tennessee State 571 (285-286)
T4) Eastern Michigan 573 (284-289)
T4) Louisville 573 (283-290)
6) Texas Tech 574 (285-289)
T7) Columbus State 575 (285-290)
T7) Florida Southern 575 (286-289)
T9) Baylor 579 (286-293)
T9) Jacksonville State 579 (289-290)
T9) Austin Peay 579 (284-295)
12) Missouri 580 (285-295)
13) Missouri State 581 (281-300)
14) USF 586 (300-286)
15) Arkansas 588 (286-302)
16) Xavier 589 (292-297)
17) DePaul 593 (296-297)
T18) South Alabama 595 (293-302)
T18) Louisiana-Monroe 595 (291-301)
20) Rhode Island 599 (307-292)
21) Seton Hall 608 (308-300)
22) Connecticut 613 (301-312)
23) Cincinnati 620 (311-309)

Marquette Individuals
T2) Mike Van Sickle 139 (70-69)
T11) Kelly Kretz 142 (67-75)
T42) Matt Haase 146 (71-75)
T53) Ben Sieg 147 (76-71)
T53) Dustin Schwab 147 (75-72)


 

 

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