Kelly Kretz Garners Second Straight All-BIG EAST Selection
April 29, 2011
MILWAUKEE - Marquette University senior Kelly Kretz has been named to the All-BIG EAST men's golf team for the second consecutive year. Kretz and 11 other golfers received all-conference accolades as voted on by the league's golf coaches.
Kretz finished tied for sixth at the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship earlier this month at Innisbrook Golf Club to give him his seventh top-10 finish of his career. He carded a final-round of 68, which included the first bogey-free round of his collegiate career.
The Antigo, Wis., native was one of the top two finishers for Marquette in all but one of the Golden Eagles' 10 tournaments in 2010-11, including a second-place overall finish at the Pacific Invitational (Nov. 1-3, 2010). Kretz closed with a 7-under-par 64, which was a career low for the senior and the third-lowest 54-hole all-time for a MU golfer.
In his final season, Kretz compiled a 73.47 stroke average, the fourth-best single-season scoring average in school history. Kretz concludes his MU career ranked fifth all-time in career rounds played (122) and third in career scoring average (74.31).
After claiming the 2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship title, the Fighting Irish swept the individual BIG EAST postseason awards. Max Scodro took home BIG EAST Player of the Year, Niall Platt received Freshman of the Year and Jim Kubinski was named Coach of the Year.
2011 BIG EAST Men's Golf Postseason Awards
2011 All-BIG EAST Men's Golf Team
Joe Kastelic, Sr., Cincinnati
Player of the Year
Max Scodro, Notre Dame
Freshman of the Year
Coach of the Year
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