Palisades Collegiate Classic Begins Monday

April 12, 2009


CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Marquette University men's golf team will open the Palisades Collegiate Classic with 36 holes Monday, as the field prepares to battle weather and wet course conditions at the par-72, 6,797-yard Palisades Country Club.

Rain is forecast for Monday with thunderstorms possible on Tuesday during the scheduled final round. This year's event features 15 teams, including Louisville, MU's rival from the BIG EAST Conference.

Marquette placed fourth at last year's event won by Charlotte, which is again a co-host of this year's tournament along with Davidson College. Mike Bielawski and Mike Van Sickle tied for third place in 2008, both finishing at 4-under-par 212.

Live scoring is not available for this tournament. Complete results can be found on

Palisades Collegiate Classic
April 13-14, 2009
Palisades Country Club
Charlotte, N.C.
Par 72 / 6,797 yards
Live scoring (not available for this event)

Monday, April 13 - First and Second Rounds (8 a.m. CT - shotgun start)
Tuesday, April 14 - Third Round (7:30 a.m. CT - tee times)

Participating Teams (15)
Belmont Abbey (co-host), Charlotte (co-host), Davidson (co-host), Elon, Francis Marion, Kennesaw State, Longwood, Louisville, Marquette, Nebraska, Old Dominion, Richmond, VCU, West Florida, Winthrop.

Marquette Lineup
Mike Van Sickle, Sr., Wexford, Pa.
Dustin Schwab, Sr., Waunakee, Wis.
Kelly Kretz, So., Antigo, Wis.
Matt Haase, R-Fr., Medford, Wis.
Ben Sieg, R-So., Osseo, Wis.

Last Time Out
Mike Van Sickle boasted a low-round of a 6-under-par 65 to help lead the Golden Eagles to a strong finish at the Florida Atlantic University Spring Break Championship at the Gleneagles Country Club. Van Sickle, who tied for 22nd place, carded nine birdies during his final round and sophomore Kelly Kretz (T-27th) finished even par, as MU tallied its best round of the tournament with a team score of 285. MU finished 11th overall with a team score of 894.




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