Marquette Finishes Tied For 8th at FAU Spring Break Championship

March 27, 2011

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DELRAY BEACH, Fla. -- Marquette University finished in a tie for eighth place at the FAU Spring Break Championship, led by senior Kelly Kretz who closed with a 1-under par 71 in the final round Sunday at Gleneagles Country Club.

Kretz recorded a 54-hole score of 218 (73-73-71), which matches the fifth lowest individual score of MU's 2010-11 campaign. Kretz carded five birdies Sunday, and 11 birdies for the tournament, to pace the Golden Eagles.

It was the fifth time in the last five events that Kretz has posted a top-25 finish.

Right behind Kretz was MU freshman Michael Motz (T36) who posted a weekend score of 222 (73-75-74), one stroke off his 54-hole collegiate low. Motz tied for 36th place, his best individual finish as a Golden Eagle.

MU (894), which posted a third-round team score of 292 -- its best round of the tournament by four strokes -- finished tied with Michigan State and Marshall in the final team standings, ahead of Big 10 Conference schools Northwestern and Wisconsin and ahead of BIG EAST rival Connecticut, among others in the 17-team field.

Next up for head coach Steve Bailey and the Golden Eagles is the Hoosier Invitational hosted by Indiana University, April 8-10, in Bloomington, Ind.

March 25-27
Delray Beach, Fla. (Gleneagles Country Club)
Par 72, 6,750 yards

T19. Kelly Kretz 218 (73-74-71)
T36. Michael Motz 222 (73-75-74)
T52. Ben Sieg 226 (80-73-73)
T61. Corey Konieczki 229 (80-75-75)
87. Ryan Prickette 250 (89-74-87)

1. Ohio State 852
2. FAU 863
3. FGCU 867
4. Miami (Ohio) 869
5. Minnesota 870
6. DePaul 871
7. Nebraska 872
T8. Marshall 894
T8. Michigan State 894
11. Northwestern 898
12. Murray State 903
13. Northern Illinois 905
14. USF 912
15. Connecticut 914
16. Eastern Michigan 930
17. Wisconsin 939




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