MU Golfers Struggle To Find Consistency at Rio Pinar

March 15, 2011

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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Marquette University men's golf team wrapped up play at the Rio Pinar Invitational with a lackluster third round Tuesday at Rio Pinar Country Club. MU finished tied for 14th place, led by senior Kelly Kretz who placed tied for 14th on the individual leaderboard.

Kretz entered the day tied for 12th at 1-under for the tournament and closed with an even-par 72 in the final round for a cumulative score of 1-under 215. Meanwhile, MU shot a third-round 304 to end up at 898, even with Rhode Island.

"Kelly continues to play well, but unfortunately he didn't have much of a supporting cast," said head coach Steve Bailey. "We have the rest of spring break to improve and look to respond with a better showing [at Florida Atlantic University]."

Since Marquette University is currently on its academic spring break, the MU players will remain in Florida throughout the week to practice. The Golden Eagles are scheduled to practice tomorrow at Old Memorial Golf Club in Tampa. They will also play a round Thursday at TPC Sawgrass before returning to Milwaukee later this week.

MU's next competitive event is the FAU Spring Break Championship, March 25-27, in Delray Beach, Fla.

Rio Pinar Invitational
March 14-15
Rio Pinar Country Club (Orlando, Fla.)
Par 72, 7,001 Yards

Marqette Individuals
T14. Kelly Kretz 215 (76-67-72)
T44. Ben Sieg 224 (72-75-77)
T77. Corey Konieczki 231 (75-78-78)
T84. Michael Motz 234 (79-74-81)
T88. Ryan Prickette 235 (77-81-77)

Team Standings
1. UCF 841
2. Liberty 846
3. North Carlina State 861
4. Wichita State 872
5. Florida Gulf Coast 873
6. Campbell 877
7. Winthrop 882
8. Toledo 884
9. Miami (Ohio) 890
T10. Florida Atlantic 891
T10. Ball State 891
12. Seton Hall 892
13. Akron 894
T14. Marquette 898
T14. Rhode Island 898
16. George Mason 909
17. Houston Baptist 913
18. Northern Illinois 917




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