Marquette University Releases 2012 Men's Golf Schedule
June 15, 2012
MILWAUKEE – Steve Bailey, head men’s golf coach at Marquette University, has announced the Golden Eagles’ 2012 fall tournament schedule. MU will compete in five events this upcoming fall, opening its season Sept. 15 at The McLaughlin in Old Bethpage, N.Y.
MU returns to Long Island to visit historic Bethpage State Park (Red course) for the first time since 2006 to participate in a tournament hosted annually by fellow BIG EAST Conference member St. John’s University. The Golden Eagles finished third out of 16 teams and current Marquette assistant coach Michael Bielawski posted a runner-up finish the last time MU played in the event.
From there, Marquette will play in back-to-back tournaments in the Chicagoland area, giving fans in the Midwest one of the few opportunities to catch the Golden Eagles in live action. First up is the Windon Memorial Classic, hosted by Northwestern University on Sept. 23-24 at Skokie Country Club, which also hosted the 1922 U.S. Open.
Coach Bailey and his squad will then head back to play in the John Dallio Memorial for the second straight year. The tournament will again be held at Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Ill., Oct. 6-7, a track designed by legendary architect Pete Dye.
Later that month, junior Michael Motz -- Marquette’s top golfer last season -- will have a homecoming when the Golden Eagles travel to Kennesaw, Ga., Oct. 22-23, to compete in the Pinetree Intercollegiate at Pinetree Country Club, less than an hour’s drive from Motz’s hometown of Milton, Ga.
Marquette then wraps up its fall slate with the Wendy’s Kiawah Classic, hosted by Charleston Southern, Oct. 28-30, at the prestigious Kiawah Island Golf Resort on South Carolina’s Kiawah Island. The Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point course will serve as the location of MU’s final fall event.