Golden Eagles Tied For Eighth At Pinehurst

March 15, 2009

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Senior Mike Van Sickle is tied for third place and Marquette tied for eighth after battling harsh weather conditions during opening-round action Monday at the 2009 Pinehurst Intercollegiate By Gatorade.

Eight of the 20 schools were unable to finish the first round due to weather and darkness at The Centennial No. 8 Course, part of the one of the nation's finest and famed golf resorts.

Van Sickle posted a 2-under-par 70. He carded his fourth birdie of the day on the 500-yard, par-5 hole 17 to go to 3-under, but finished the round with his second bogey on the back nine. He is just one stroke off the lead, however, with 36 holes remaining.

Red-shirt freshman Matt Haase ended the day at 2-over 74. Haase responded to his second bogey in three holes by matching Van Sickle and making birdie on hole 17. He went on to par the last hole of the afternoon and is tied for 26th place heading into Monday's second round.

Sophomore Kelly Kretz (76), red-shirt sophomore Ben Sieg (78) and senior Dustin Schwab (81) rounded out the Golden Eagles' scoring to finish at 298, knotted with Toledo which did not finish but stands at 10-over.

Penn State and Virginia Tech are tied atop the team leaderboard at 2-over 290.

Teams that were unable to finish play today will complete the first round Monday morning, prior to the start of round two which was scheduled to tee off at 8 a.m. CT.

Live scoring is available for this event.

2009 Pinehurst Intercollegiate By Gatorade
March 15, 2009 (1st Round)
Pinehurst, N.C.
The Centennial No. 8 Course
Par 72, 7,092 yards

Marquette Individuals
T3) Mike Van Sickle 70
T26) Matt Haase 74
T54) Kelly Kretz 76
T77) Ben Sieg 78
T96) Dustin Schwab 81

Team Scores
T1) Virginia Tech 290
T1) Penn State 290
3) Minnesota 293
4) Eastern Michigan 294
T5) Miami (Ohio) (+7)
T5) Michigan State 295
7) Southern Mississippi 296
T8) Marquette 298
T8) Toledo (+10)
T10) Radford (+11)
T10) Western Illinois (+11)
T10) VCU 299
13) UNC Wilmington 302
14) Old Dominion 303
15) Wichita State 304
T16) Ball State (+17)
T16) UNC Greensboro (+17)
18) Michigan 306
T19) Belmont (+20)
T19) Marshall (+20)




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