Van Sickle Leads Marquette To 7th Place Finish At Pinehurst

March 17, 2009

PINEHURST, N.C. -- Marquette senior Mike Van Sickle finished tied for third place with the conclusion of Tuesday's final round at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate By Gatorade. Meanwhile, the Golden Eagles recorded their lowest round of the tournament at The Centennial No. 8 Course with a 3-over-par 291 to place seventh in the 20-team field.

It was Van Sickle's 17th top-three finish in 44 career collegiate events. He finished four strokes behind individual medalist T.J. Howe of Penn State. Van Sickle carded an even-par 72 to finish at 3-under 213 (70-71-72) for the tournament.

Van Sickle, who teed off this morning on hole eight due to the 9 a.m. ET shotgun start, was 2-over before getting back to even with an eagle on the par-5 hole 17. However, a double bogey on hole three nearly nullified the all-American's three birdies on the day.

Sophomores Kelly Kretz and Ben Sieg, along with senior Dustin Schwab, each shot a 1-over 73 Tuesday, recording their respective low rounds of the 54-hole tournament.

Marquette moved up four spots after Monday's second round in which the Golden Eagles ended the day tied with Radford for 11th place. MU finished with a team score of 887 (298-298-291), four strokes back of UNC Wilmington.

Penn State (862) took home the team trophy with a 3-under 862 (290-293-279), a decisive five-stroke advantage over runner-up Virginia Tech.

2009 Pinehurst Intercollegiate By Gatorade
March 17, 2009 (Final Round)
Pinehurst, N.C.
The Centennial No. 8 Course
Par 72, 7,092 yards

Marquette Individuals
T3) Mike Van Sickle 213 (70-71-72)
T52) Kelly Kretz 226 (76-77-73)
T52) Ben Sieg 226 (78-75-73)
T66) Dustin Schwab 229 (81-75-73)
T73) Matt Haase 230 (74-77-79)

Team Scores
1) Penn State 862 (290-293-279)
2) Virginia Tech 867 (290-293-284)
T3) Michigan State 877 (295-285-297)
T3) Minnesota 877 (293-296-288)
T3) VCU 877 (299-290-288)
6) UNC Wilmington 883 (302-292-289)
7) Marquette 887 (298-298-291)
8) Old Dominion 890 (303-292-295)
T9) Miami University 891 (294-299-298)
T9) Michigan 891 (306-294-291)
11) Southern Mississippi 892 (296-295-301)
12) Eastern Kentucky 896 (294-300-302)
13) Radford 899 (300-296-303)
T14) UNC Greensboro 901 (304-294-303)
T14) Wichita State 901 (304-299-298)
16) Ball State 904 (305-296-303)
17) Western Illinois 909 (301-304-304)
18) Toledo 911 (300-308-287)
19) Belmont 914 (309-308-297)
20) Marshall 921 (303-309-309)


 

 

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