Men's Golf Seeks Second BIG EAST Title
April 27, 2012
REUNION, Fla. -- Marquette University will be looking for its second BIG EAST title and first since 2008 when the Golden Eagles men's golf team heads to the Orlando area for the 2012 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship, which runs April 29 through May 1.
This year's event will be held at the 7,257-yard, par-72 Tom Watson Golf Course at Reunion Resort with 12 participating schools. Live scoring will be available at Golfstat.com.
Marquette enters the BIG EAST Championship with a 302.73 team scoring average in 10 stroke-play events in 2011-12.
The Golden Eagles will play a practice round Saturday at Reunion Resort before Sunday's first-round of competition. Marquette is paired with Connecticut and DePaul and will be going off the first tee with the first golfer scheduled to tee off at 7 a.m. Central Time. Monday’s second round as well as Tuesday’s closing round are also scheduled to begin at 7 a.m. CT, respectively.
Making the trip for MU will be lone senior Matt Haase, whose 64 in the final round of the 2009 tournament is still a BIG EAST Championship record, and redshirt junior Ryan Prickette, who earned the team's final qualifying spot in practice earlier this week.
Additionally, sophomore Michael Motz is Marquette's top-ranked golfer coming into the championship. Motz posted the best finish of his career (T-2nd) at the John Dallio Memorial earlier this year, and he leads the squad with a 74.46 scoring average, nearly two strokes better than classmate Corey Konieczki, who is ranked second on the squad in scoring average (76.23).
Freshman CJ Swift, who is coming off a 7th place finish last week's Battle at Warren, hosted by Notre Dame, rounds out MU's lineup. It was Swift’s best collegiate finish in eight events this year.
The weather forecast in the Orlando area calls for temperatures in the upper 80s early next week with an 30 percent chance of isolated thunderstorms Sunday and Monday.