Kendziorski Takes Co-Medalist Spot at Erin Hills, MU Third

Oct. 3, 2017

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ERIN, Wis. --
Austin Kendziorski made a birdie putt on the 54th hole of the tournament to clinch co-medalist honors for the first time in his career, leading third-place Marquette (879) with a 3-under-par 213 (67-72-74) performance at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills.

Kendziorski shared the top spot with Harry Ellis (75-66-72-213) of Florida State, the reigning British Amateur champion.  

No. 1 Texas A&M (293-287-286--866) weathered windy conditions on the final day to shoot 2-under-par in the finale and win the event by 11 strokes over UCLA.  The Bruins (300-281-296--877) finished at 13-over-par, two strokes better than No. 22 Marquette (290-296-293).

Ellis entered the clubhouse with the top spot five groups ahead of Kendziorski.  After birdies on No. 14 and No. 15, Kendziorski bogeyed the Par 4 17th, needing a birdie on No. 18 for a share of the title.  On the 675-yard Par 5 18th hole, Kendziorski hit his second shot to 30 yards away from the pin.  The uphill eagle putt curled four feet shy of the hole, but he knocked in the fourth shot to get back to 3-under-par.

Scores in the final round on Tuesday played at a tournament-high 76.30 for the field on the Par 72, 7,722-yard layout, as players battled 15-plus mile per hour winds.  Erin Hills was laid out as the longest course in major championship history this past June when it hosted the 117th US Open.

Marquette got a final round boost from freshman Hunter Eichhorn, who jumped to a tie for 14th (71-77-72) with an even par 72.  Matthew Bachmann's 1-over-par 73 on Tuesday lifted him to a top-20 finish at T-19 (76-74-73--223).

Marquette plays its fourth of five fall events beginning on Sunday (Oct. 8) in the Windon Memorial Classic, hosted by Northwestern.


 

 

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