Marquette Golf Will Host Erin Hills Intercollegiate Oct. 6-8

Erin Hills, which was selected to host the 2017 U.S. Open, will partner with Marquette University in October 2013 to host its first collegiate event.

May 22, 2013

MILWAUKEE - Marquette University head men's golf coach Steve Bailey has announced the Golden Eagles will host the Erin Hills Intercollegiate, 14-team stroke-play tournament, at the highly acclaimed Erin Hills golf course.

The 54-hole event will run Oct. 6-8, 2013, at the future U.S. Open site, with practice rounds slated for Saturday, Oct. 5. One 18-hole round is scheduled to be played each day Sunday, Monday and Tuesday.

"We are thrilled to bring a top-tier college tournament to Wisconsin and thank Erin Hills for the opportunity," said Bailey. "The combination of a major championship venue and an elite tournament field will showcase an exciting three days of golf."

In addition to Marquette, the field will feature former NCAA champions No. 30 Oklahoma and No. 3 UCLA, which will be making their 40th and 35th appearances, respectively, in the national tournament when the 2013 NCAA Division I championship tees off later this month.

Fellow national powerhouse Stanford, currently ranked No. 8 in the nation, along with No. 21 SMU and Oregon State will also participate, in addition to in-state rival the Wisconsin Badgers, as well as Big Ten schools No. 35 Northwestern, Michigan and Michigan State, BIG EAST representatives DePaul and St. John's, along with Northern Illinois and Green Bay.

"Erin Hills has supported amateur golf in many ways over the years and is excited to host a collegiate event for the first time," said John Morrissett, Competitions Director at Erin Hills. "We look forward to welcoming many of the finest teams in the country and know that some of the players will return in 2017 to play in the U.S. Open here. We are honored to team with Marquette University for this event."

Erin Hills, which opened in 2006, will host the 2017 U.S. Open and hosted the 111th U.S. Amateur Championship back in 2011, in which former SMU Mustang Kelly Kraft defeated UCLA's Patrick Cantlay in the finals. The par-72 track stretches 7,823 yards in Erin, Wis. (about 35 miles west of campus). It was ranked No. 10 in Golf Digest's latest list of America's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses released in February.

Erin Hills Intercollegiate
Date: Oct. 6-8, 2013 (practice round Oct. 5)
Location: Erin Hills (Erin, Wis.)
Par/Yardage: Par 72 (36-36) / 7,823 yards
Format: 54 holes (18 holes - Sunday, Monday, Tuesday)

Participants (14): Marquette (host), UCLA, DePaul, Green Bay, Michigan, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Oklahoma, Oregon State, SMU, Stanford, St. John's, Wisconsin.




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