MU Settles For Sixth At USF Invite

March 8, 2009

Final Results - Ron Smith USF Invitational Get Acrobat Reader

DADE CITY, Fla. -- Mike Van Sickle's bid to win his third straight Ron Smith USF Invitational title came up short Sunday, as did Marquette's bid to claim its first team title of 2008-09. Van Sickle finished third place overall, while the Golden Eagles settled for sixth at the par-72 Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club.

Van Sickle posted the squad's lone sub-par round on the final day of the 54-hole event with a one-under 71. The senior carded his tournament-leading second eagle of the weekend on the second hole before a triple bogey on the par-4 hole three put him at one-over on the round.

With three birdies on the back nine, Van Sickle was able to move to two-under on the day, but his final tally of six-under 210 wasn't enough to catch co-medalists Santiago Rivas of Texas Tech and Florida Southern's Matt Stauch, who each finished at nine-under 207 for the tournament.

Sophomore Ben Sieg shot even par Sunday to end at 219 (75-71-72), one stroke behind classmate Kelly Kretz, who tied for 34th place with a 218 after posting a team-low round of 67 on Friday.

Marquette led by one stroke heading into Sunday's final round of play, but a six-over 294 on the final 18 holes cost MU five spots in the team standings. Texas Tech and Florida Southern shared the team trophy with a score of 858. Middle Tennessee State (861), Louisville (862) and Baylor (863) rounded out the top-five.

Next up for the Golden Eagles is the Pinehurst Intercollegiate, March 15-17, at the Pinehurst No. 8 course in Pinehurst, N.C.

Ron Smith USF Invitational
March 8, 2009 (Final Results)
Dade City, Fla.
Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club
7,017 yards, par 72

Team Scores
T1) Texas Tech 858 (285-289-284)
T1) Florida Southern 858 (286-289-283)
3) Middle Tennessee State 861 (285-286-290)
4) Louisville 862 (283-290-289)
5) Baylor 863 (286-293-284)
6) Marquette 864 (283-287-294)
7) Troy 866 (290-281-295)
T8) Eastern Michigan 869 (284-289-296)
T8) Columbus State 869 (285-290-294)
T10) Missouri State 872 (281-300-291)
T10) Austin Peay 872 (284-295-293)
12) Jacksonville State 874 (289-290-295)
13) Missouri 876 (285-295-296)
14) Xavier 881 (292-297-292)
15) South Alabama 889 (293-302-294)
16) USF 891 (300-286-305)
17) Arkansas State 892 (286-302-304)
18) DePaul 895 (296-297-302)
19) Louisiana-Monroe 901 (294-301-306)
20) Rhode Island 907 (307-295-305)
21) Seton Hall 911 (308-301-302)
22) Connecticut 927 (301-312-314)
23) Cincinnati 932 (311-309-312)

Marquette Individuals
3) Mike Van Sickle 210 (70-69-71)
T34) Kelly Kretz 218 (67-75-76)
T39) Ben Sieg 219 (76-71-72)
T57) Dustin Schwab 222 (75-72-75)
T79) Matt Haase 225 (71-75-79)


 

 

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