Marquette Tees Off at BIG EAST Championships Sunday

April 27, 2017

For the fourth year in a row, Marquette will travel to Callawassie Island G.C. for the BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championship, April 30-May 2. 

At stake is an automatic berth in the 2017 NCAA Men’s Golf Championships for both the team and individual champion.  NCAA Regional play takes place at six host locations May 15-17.

Marquette won BIG EAST Championships in 2008 and 2015 - in the 2015 title run, MU carded a three-day score of 897 (304-297-296) at Callawassie to claim the crown.  Georgetown had a three-round score of 864 to win last year’s championship, while MU finished fourth at 898 (299-293-306).  Nick Nelson, playing his final collegiate event, was MU’s top individual (74-72-76—222) and finished tied for ninth.

BIG EAST CHAMPIONSHIP - April 30-May 1 | Live Scoring
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND G.C. - OKATIE, S.C.
Field (9): Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova, Xavier
Marquette Lineup: Oliver Farrell, Charlie Maleki, Henry Klongland, Matthew Bachmann, Matt Murlick

CHAMPIONSHIP OUTLOOK

  • Marquette was second in the BIG EAST in scoring average (293.73) during the regular season behind Seton Hall (289.68).  MU is the highest ranked BIG EAST team (No. 113) in the Golfweek/Sagarin Men’s Team Collegiate Rankings.
  • Sophomores Oliver Farrell and Charlie Maleki are the only players on MU’s eight-man roster with BIG EAST Championship experience.  Senior Henry Klongland will play in his first career BIG EAST Championship.
  • In 2016 at Callawassie, Maleki made a second-round climb up the leaderboard by making birdies on three of his last four holes to post a 72 and move to sixth place entering the final round.  Maleki (73-72-82—227) finished tied for 20th.
  • Farrell’s best round in last year’s championship came in the third, when he made five birdies and posted a 72 en route to his T-14 finish (76-77-72—225).
  • Farrell, who was second in the BIG EAST in scoring average (72.03, 0.57 vs. par) was a four-time BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week - MU players claimed league honors in seven of 13 weeks of the 2016-17 regular season.

 

 

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