Sept. 11, 2017
Round 2 Results
VERONA, Wis. -- Marquette carded 23 birdies as a team, Matt Murlick’s 3-under-par 69 vaulted him into a tie for fourth and Austin Kendziorski shot a career-low 66 as the Golden Eagles carded an 11-under-par 277 to move into second place after two rounds at the Badger Invitational.
Monday’s second round at University Ridge G.C. (Par 72, 7,259 yards) was MU’s lowest team total, and round versus par, since Oct. 24, 2015 when the Golden Eagles shot 275 (13-under-par) at the Price’s Give ‘Em Invitational in El Paso, Texas.
Marquette (289-277--566) sits six shots back of leader Texas A&M - the Aggies (276-284--560) shot 4-under-par as a team on Monday. Kansas (288-280--568) went 8-under-par for the day, two behind MU. The three teams were grouped together on Monday and will be in a threesome in Tuesday’s final round.
After shooting a 70 on Sunday, Murlick (70-69--139, 5-under-par) continued his good play on Monday to move two spots up the board and three shots behind the leaders - Texas A&M’s Chandler Phillips and KU’s Andy Spencer at 8-under-par.
SECOND ROUND HIGHLIGHTS
- MU set the tone for the day in its first nine holes, teeing off on No. 10 - the Golden Eagles went 5-under-par among their five starters with no one playing over par.
- Kendziorski’s flawless round started with an eagle on the par 5 11th hole and continued with two more birdies to go out at 4-under-par. His clean final nine holes cemented his first career sub-70 round.
- Kendziorski is tied for 18th at 1-under-par (77-66). Monday’s 66 is the second-lowest round of the event.
- Murlick bogeyed his opening hole of the day, and his ninth, but notched five birdies coming in to post his fourth career sub-70 round.
- Matthew Bachmann sits in striking distance, tied for eighth at 3-under-par for the tournament (72-69).
- Bachmann started his day wrong with a double bogey on the par 4 No. 10, but shot 4-under-par the rest of the way, including an eagle on the par 5 16th, with only one bogey to finish strong. He carded his fifth career sub-70 round.
Final round play gets under way at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday with a shotgun start.