Sept. 8, 2017
Marquette opens up its 2017-18 men’s golf season beginning on Sunday, when the Golden Eagles travel to Madison for the Badger Invitational, hosted by Wisconsin at University Ridge G.C.
All eight MU players will be in the field this weekend. The event is the first of five in the fall for 2017 BIG EAST Champion Marquette - the middle of the fall season schedule features the Marquette Invitational at Erin Hills Oct. 1-3.
BADGER INVITATIONAL | SUNDAY-TUESDAY, SEPT. 10-12
UNIVERSITY RIDGE G.C. (Par 72, 7,259 yards) | VERONA, Wis.
Teams (15): Butler, Illinois State, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Loyola-Chicago, Marquette, Nebraska, Nevada, Oakland, Rutgers, South Dakota State, Texas A&M, UAB, Wisconsin
Marquette Lineup: Hunter Eichhorn, Oliver Farrell, Austin Kendziorski, Matt Murlick, Matthew Bachmann; Individuals: Garrett Loomis, Charlie Maleki, Ferdinand Müller
- Marquette won its second BIG EAST championship in the last three seasons during May of 2017, rallying from a 17-stroke final round deficit to claim the title.
- The Golden Eagles return all but one player (graduated senior/starter Henry Klongland) and welcome one newcomer in Hunter Eichhorn. Eichhorn was a four-time Upper Peninsula of Michigan state champion from Carney-Nadeau High School, the first player in MHSAA history to accomplish that feat.
- Eichhorn, who finished tied for 10th at the 2017 Wisconsin State Amateur Championship, will start in the No. 1 spot for MU this weekend.
- Marquette finished tied for 4th at last year’s Badger Invitational (289-291-290—870) and Oliver Farrell was tied for 12th to lead MU (71-73-72—216, even par).
- Farrell (First Team) leads a group of two all-BIG EAST selections from last year, including All-BIG EAST Second Team pick Matt Murlick. BIG EAST Champion and Freshman of Year Matthew Bachmann also highlights the returning group for MU.
- Farrell posted the fourth-lowest single season scoring average in Marquette program history last year at 72.75 (1.28 vs. par) - his career 72.95 stroke average is second all-time, behind M Club Hall of Famer Mike Van Sickle (71.69). Charlie Maleki (75.10) ranks 10th in program history in career scoring entering 2017-18.
- Austin Kendziorski starts his second straight event for MU - he finished second among MU players at the NCAA Sammamish Regional in May (72-76-77—225) in only his second start of the season. Murlick’s 221 (73-77-71) tied for 29th and led the Golden Eagles.