Feb. 9, 2017
Marquette opens its spring 2017 event schedule on Saturday, Feb. 11 with a three-team event, the Charleston Shootout, hosted by Big South member Charleston Southern. CSU welcomes the Golden Eagles and Wisconsin to Osprey Point Golf Club at Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
Saturday’s play includes 36 holes with groups of three from Marquette, Wisconsin and CSU teeing off the first round from 6:30 a.m. to 7:40 a.m. CT. Second round play will begin at the immediate conclusion of the first.
Osprey Point G.C. is one of the five championship courses on Kiawah Island, which hosted the 1991 Ryder Cup, 2007 Senior PGA Championship and 2012 PGA Championship at the Ocean Course.
MARQUETTE LINEUP: Oliver Farrell, Charlie Maleki, Matt Murlick, Matthew Bachmann, Ferdinand Müller, Garrett Loomis
Individuals: Henry Klongland, Austin Kendziorski
SPRING SEASON NOTES:
- The Golden Eagles enter their first spring event with a national ranking of No. 111 (Golfweek), the highest-rated team in the BIG EAST.
- MU’s average round score in five fall events was 291.73, 3.23 strokes behind league leader Seton Hall.
- Marquette led the BIG EAST in Male Golfer of the Week selections during the fall, with four of a possible eight (Oliver Farrell - Sept. 29, Oct. 12; Matt Murlick - Oct. 5; Ferdinand Müller - Nov. 3).
- Four of MU’s five regular starters rank in the in BIG EAST top six in scoring: 3. Oliver Farrell - 71.80; 4. Charlie Maleki - 72.75; 5. Matthew Bachmann - 73.76; 6. Matt Murlick - 73.33
- Farrell’s 72.71 collegiate career average is the second-lowest in MU program history - to officially qualify for the top-10 list, Farrell needs four more rounds to reach the minimum of 45; Farrell only trails Mike Van Sickle’s 71.69 average (139 rounds).
- Marquette’s spring schedule includes seven events, wrapping up at the 2017 BIG EAST Championships from April 29-May 2 at Callawassie Island G.C. Callawassie Island, located in South Carolina and just north of Savannah, Georgia, has hosted the last three championships and has agreed to host the event through 2022.