Matt Haase's BIG EAST Championship Record-Low 64 Paces MU To Second Place Finish

April 21, 2009

Final Results (PDF) | Photo Gallery

DADE CITY, Fla. -- Led by redshirt freshman Matt Haase's BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship record final round score of 8-under-par 64, the Marquette University golf team rallied from a 22-stroke deficit to finish second, five strokes behind tournament champion Louisville, Tuesday afternoon at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club.

MU carded a 15-under 273 for the final round of competition, marking the second lowest single-round total ever at Marquette. Haase's 64 also tied the second lowest individual round in MU annals, in addition to beating the previous BIG EAST Championship record low of 66 by two strokes.

Haase opened they day by shooting a 34 on the front nine before making the turn with a scorching 6-under 30 on the back. Haase was able to climb the leaderboard and move into a tie for fifth place by converting birdies on five of the last six holes.

Starting the day tied for first with eventual medalist Adam Hadwin of Louisville, senior Mike Van Sickle recorded a double bogey on the fourth hole and was unable to recover, ending the day in a tie for second. After making the turn at even-par for the day, Van Sickle was 3-under on the back through 17 before hitting his tee shot in a bunker on No. 18, effectively ending his shot at a comeback.

Senior Dustin Schwab and sophomore Kelly Kretz finished the tournament in 11th and 12th place, respectively. Schwab fired a final round 1-under par 71, while Kretz was the only Golden Eagle on the day over par with a 2-over 74.

Redshirt sophomore Ben Sieg, who began the day tied for 41st, moved into a tie for 24th with a final round score of a 4-under 68.

BIG EAST Conference Men's Golf Championship
April 21, 2009 (Final Round)
Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club - South Course
Dade City, Fla.
Par 72 / 7,031 yards
Complete results attached (PDF)

Marquette Individuals
T2) Mike Van Sickle 210 (73-67-70)
T5) Matt Haase 211 (73-74-64)
11) Dustin Schwab 218 (73-74-71)
T12) Kelly Kretz 219 (73-72-74)
T24) Ben Sieg 222 (78-76-68)

Team Scores
1) Louisville 847 (282-286-279)
2) Marquette 852 (292-287-273)
3) Seton Hall 870 (285-298-287)
4) Notre Dame 873 (295-292-286)
5) USF 875 (295-294-286)
6) St. John's 883 (292-293-298)
7) DePaul 889 (297-301-291)
8) Georgetown 891 (302-291-298)
9) Rutgers 897 (301-296-300)
10) Villanova 902 (312-296-294)
11) Cincinnati 906 (304-300-302)
12) Connecticut 917 (324-292-301)




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