Van Sickle Finishes Second at BIG EAST Championships
April 24, 2007
SIMPSONVILLE, Ky. - For the second straight season, a Marquette golfer has placed second at the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championships, earning all-confernce honors. Sophomore Mike Van Sickle matched the efforts last season by Joe Weber.
Van Sickle, the tournament leader after 18 holes, returned to his strong form, scoring a 69 on the day, finishing the tournament at five-under, 211. Van Sickle was just one of two golfers to have two rounds below 70 in the tournament, joining Notre Dame's Cole Isban. He had just one bogey on the day, that coming on the final hole.
Van Sickle finished two shots behind Louisville's Daryl Fathauer, the individual champion. Fathauer led Louisville to the team title with a 20-under, 844. In all, four Louisville golfers were among the top five finishers. The Cardinals won by 12 strokes over Notre Dame (-8, 856). St. John's placed third at seven-over, 871. Marquette came in fourth at eight-over, 872.
Junior Michael Bielawski placed 19th at six-over, 222. He had an up and down day, recording four birdies, but also had three bogeys and two double bogeys.
Freshman Ben Sieg shot three-over for the day to finish at 16-over, 232. He was in a tie for 46th place.