Sept. 11, 2016
MADISON, Wis. - In his first start since October of 2014, senior Henry Klongland shot an opening round 69 (3-under-par) and sits in a four-way tie for first place, leading Marquette (1-over-par, 289) into the fourth spot after 18 holes at the Badger Invitational, hosted by Wisconsin at University Ridge G.C.
Klongland’s day is the third time in his MU career that he has carded a sub-70 round (first since 2013), an impressive start to the season after not appearing in the Golden Eagles’ starting five at any point in 2015-16. Starting in the second position, Klongland birdied three of the first five holes with no bogeys - he finished on the back nine with a similar stretch between No. 13 and No. 17.
ROUND 1 NOTES
- After an up and down start on the front nine, Marquette finished strong and shot 1-under-par as a team on the back nine, led by Klongland’s four birdies. Charlie Maleki (77, 5-over-par) rallied from a tough start where he shot 6-over-par going out before punching in three birdies to post a 1-under-par score on the back nine.
- Oliver Farrell posted an eagle on the par-5 16th, adding to a 2-under-par performance on the front nine, and shot an opening round 71, tied for ninth after 18 holes.
- MU started two freshmen in the season opener - after a 3-over-par start on the first five holes, Matt Murlick (75, 3-over-par) made par on the next 13 in a row to close out his round. Ferdinand Müller birdied two of his first three collegiate holes and closed the day with a 2-over-par 74.
Second round play at University Ridge continues on Monday morning.