May 16, 2017
SAMMAMISH, Wash. -- Marquette enters the final round of regional play in 11th place after posting a team score of 308 (291-308—599) in Tuesday’s second round of the NCAA Men’s Golf Sammamish Region, hosted by the University of Washington at Aldarra G.C.
Rain forced the start of play to be delayed 90 minutes from the original morning tee times, which included 13th-seeded Marquette’s start at 8 a.m. local time (10 a.m. CT). Play was suspended again due to lingering rain before all five MU players went off and eventually resumed around 12:30 p.m. local time. All teams and players completed their rounds by 8:15 p.m. Pacific Time.
NCAA championship top overall seed USC leads the regional at 5-under-par (563) through two rounds. The average player score was 74.91, nearly a stroke higher than Monday’s first round.
Austin Kendziorski shot a 5-over-par 76, and continues to lead Marquette at 6-over-par through two rounds (72-76–148, T-37). Matt Murlick and BIG EAST champion Matthew Bachmann shot 6-over-par 77s in round two. Murlick and Oliver Farrell are tied for 44th at 8-over-par in the regional.
Final round play gets under way for the Golden Eagles beginning at 10:25 a.m. CT on Wednesday - Marquette will be grouped with 10th-place UTEP and 12th-place Michigan State off the No. 10 tee.