April 14, 2009
Final Results (PDF) - Palisades Collegiate Classic (April 13-14, 2009)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Marquette University senior Mike Van Sickle continued to add to his storybook career Tuesday by rallying to win the Palisades Collegiate Classic. The all-America candidate closed with back-to-back birdies to claim his 11th collegiate victory, finishing with a final-round 66 at the par-72 Palisades Country Club.
It is the fifth win this season for Van Sickle, who carded scores of 69-65-66, and the fourth time this year that he has had to come from behind in a tournament to claim medalist honors.
Van Sickle erased Monday's two-stroke deficit to finish at 16-under-par 200, a new tournament record. His score was good enough to edge VCU's Vincent Nadeau who finished at 202, and Louisville's Riley Wheeldon (204), who shot a tournament-record 61 in the second round and was the co-leader with Nadeau heading into Tuesday.
Van Sickle's two-day total was one stroke shy of matching his 54-hole collegiate low score of 199, also a school record, which he fired back in October en route to winning the Xavier Invitational.
Marquette placed third overall with a team score of six-under 858. It was the Golden Eagles' lowest tally in their last seven events. Fellow senior Dustin Schwab posted his lowest tournament score of the season finishing up Tuesday at 1-under 215 (70-72-73). Schwab tied for 16h place on the individual leaderboard.
VCU won the tournament with a team score of 28-under 836, seven strokes better than Louisville (843), who the Golden Eagles will face again when the two teams tee up at the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship, April 19-22, at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla.
Palisades Collegiate Classic
April 14, 2009 (Final Round)
Palisades Country Club
Par 72 / 6,797 yards
1) Mike Van Sickle 200 (69-65-66)
T16) Dustin Schwab 215 (70-72-73)
T30) Ben Sieg 220 (70-71-79)
T37) Kelly Kretz 223 (74-76-73)
T72) Matt Haase 233 (75-77-81)
1) VCU 836 (282-270-284)
2) Louisville 843 (290-567-286)
3) Marquette 858 (283-284-291)
4) Old Dominion 868 (294-278-296)
5) Belmont Abbey 873 (292-285-296)
T6) West Florida 874 (289-289-296)
T6) Francis Marion 874 (293-291-290)
T8) Charlotte 877 (296-291-290)
T8) Longwood University 877 (296-295-286)
10) Richmond 886 (301-286-299)
11) Kennesaw State 888 (298-292-298)
12) Davidson College 893 (296-296-301)
13) Winthrop 895 (307-296-292)
14) Nebraska 897 (298-301-298)
15) Elon 899 (298-306-295)
Link to complete results (PDF), posted at the top of the page.