March 13, 2018
SANTA CRUZ, Calif — Marquette finished a rain-soaked final day of the MacKenzie Matchplay in the runner-up position, as Wyoming edged the Golden Eagles 3-and-2 in championship round play on Tuesday at Pasatiempo G.C.
Wet conditions halted play on Monday near the end of the second round of matches and persisted throughout the final matches on Tuesday.
Finishing Monday’s semifinal match, MU advanced 3-and-2 over Cal Poly with wins from Hunter Eichhorn (4-and-3), Oliver Farrell (2-and-1) and Austin Kendziorski (2-and-2). In the finals, Matt Murlick (4-and-3) and Farrell (5-and-4) won their matches, but the Cowboys prevailed.
MU continues its California spring break training trip for the rest of the week - the Golden Eagles return to competition March 26-27 at the Lake Charles Invitational, hosted by McNeese State.
SEMIFINALS - (1) MARQUETTE 3-and-2 (5) CAL POLY
Hunter Eichhorn def. Jimmy Castles 4-and-3
Nick Englehardt def. Matt Murlick 5-and-4
Oliver Farrell def. Mitch Martin 2-and-1
Tanner Podres def. Matthew Bachmann 3-and-2
Austin Kendziorski def. Thomas Lehman 2-and-2
FINALS - (3) WYOMING 3-and-2 (1) MARQUETTE
Drew McCullough def. Hunter Eichhorn 3-and-2
Matt Murlick def. John Murdock 4-and-3
Oliver Farrell def. Ouintin Pope 5-and-4
Glenn Workman def. Matthew Bachmann 5-and-4
Dan Starzinski def. Austin Kendziorski 4-and-3