Sieg Closes With Top 15 Finish at Hoosier Invitational
April 10, 2011
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- Ben Sieg tied for 15th place and the Marquette University men's golf team moved up the leaderboard Sunday to finish 11th at the adidas Hoosier Invitational.
Action resumed this morning at Indiana University Golf Course after the second round was suspended Friday evening following a five-hour weather delay during first-round play earlier in the day.
Sieg followed up an even-par 71 in the opening round with a 72 and 74 Sunday to walk off at 4-over 217 for the tournament. It was Sieg's best individual finish since his freshman season in 2005-06 when he won the BIG EAST/MAC Challenge.
"I didn't play great this week, but I stayed away from the large numbers and managed my game very well," said Sieg. "My game is starting to come around at the right time, and I'm excited to see what we can do next week [at the BIG EAST Championship]. It was good to see Mike shoot a low round like he did in the second round.."
Michael Motz finished up his second round with a 3-under-par 68, a collegiate low for the Marquette freshman. It was his first round in the 60s this season and marked MU's low round for the tournament. Motz ended the day at 222 (77-68-77), tied for 29th place, his best finish in seven starts in 2010-11.
"Motz's game has been very consistent lately, and it was nice to see him close out a solid round ," said head coach Steve Bailey.
Freshman Corey Konieczki (T48) and Kelly Kretz (T63) each fired 73 as the Golden Eagles moved into a tie for eighth place to close round two. But the pair went on to shoot 79 and 80, respectively, to fill out the scorecard.
Indiana took home the team trophy with a combined score of 852, followed by Cleveland State (867) and Evansville (870).
This was the last tournament of the regular season for the Golden Eagles who now turn their attention to the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship, April 16-19, held at the Copperhead Course at Innisbrook in Palm Harbor, Fla.
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