Golden Eagles Open Spring Campaign at The Match Play
Feb. 10, 2011
The Match Play
LUTZ, Fla. -- The Marquette University men's golf team will return to action this weekend, Feb. 11-12, at The Match Play in Lutz, Fla. Play will be held at the par-71, 6,898-yard TPC Tampa Bay golf course. The first tee time set for 6:30 a.m. CT on Friday.
Marquette is one of 16 teams competing in the event. Joining the Golden Eagles will be co-hosts USF and DePaul, in addition to fellow BIG EAST schools Cincinnati, Connecticut, Notre Dame, St. John’s and Villanova. Ball State, Kennesaw State, Xavier, Campbell, Cleveland State, Loyola Maryland, Charleston Southern and Morehead State will round out the field.
The tournament format will feature five individual matches, per head-to-head team match. The team that has most individual match victories (best of five) will win the team match. Each team is guaranteed four matches.
Marquette will face off against conference foe Villanova in the opening round at The Match Play. The winner/loser of that match will face the winner/loser of Notre Dame vs. Morehead State.
Kretz matched the best finish of his MU career, placing second at the Stockton Sports Commission Pacific Invitational, Nov. 1-3, and helped the Golden Eagles tie for sixth in their final tournament of the fall season.
This weekend will be the only time during the regular season that the Marquette men's golf team will compete in a match play event.
THE MATCH PLAY
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