Golfers Climb One Spot With One Round Remaining at BIG EAST
April 30, 2012
REUNION, Fla. -- Sophomore Corey Konieczki shaved nine strokes off his opening-round score, pacing Marquette University with an even-par 72 Monday at Tom Watson Golf Course and helping the Golden Eagles move up one spot in the team standings with one round remaining in the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship at Reunion Resort.
Konieczki, who shot an 81 and had his score dropped from the team's scorecard Sunday, fought back strong. He was 1-under-par for most of the front nine, but moved to 1-over with bogeys on hole nine and hole 13. But Konieczki managed a birdie on the 553-yard, par-5 hole 17 to get back to even on the day. His second round 72 was the low round of the tournament thus far for the Golden Eagles.
Classmate Michael Motz shot a 74 and is currently MU's top individual heading into Tuesday's final round tied at 32nd place at 151 (77-74) for the tournament. Motz is followed by freshman CJ Swift and senior Matt Haase, both tied at 37th place overall, after they carded second-round scores of 76 and 79, respectively.
Marquette was in ninth place following the first day of action in which the team shot 299. The Golden Eagles carded a 301 as a squad on Monday and sit five strokes behind seventh-place Seton Hall.
Tuesday's third and final round is scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. Central Time.
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