Sept. 26, 2017
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MILWAUKEE -- The Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills, site of the 117th US Open, begins this Sunday (Oct. 1) when 15 top Division I men’s golf programs visit Erin for 54 holes over three days.
Live scoring through Golfstat will be available throughout the tournament. Tee times off of holes No. 1 and No. 10 will begin at 9 a.m. CT on Sunday and Monday, and 8:30 a.m. CT on Tuesday - first round tee times will be available later this week. Tournament updates will also be available on Twitter at @MarquetteMGolf.
After playing as the longest course in major championship history this past June at 7,741 yards, Erin Hills will feature a similar layout for the Marquette Intercollegiate, playing as a 7,722 yard-Par 72.
The field features 11 teams that qualified for NCAA Regional play in 2017, including host and defending BIG EAST Champion Marquette, along with four teams (Florida State, Iowa State, Ole Miss, Purdue) that played in the 30-team NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.
TOURNAMENT FIELD (15 teams/87 players): Augusta, Florida State, Iowa State, Marquette, Michigan State, Northern Illinois, Northwestern, Ole Miss, Purdue, South Florida, Texas A&M, UC Davis, UCLA, UTEP, Wisconsin
Host Marquette enters the event on the wave of an accomplished start to the 2017-18 season. MU set a new school 54-hole scoring record with a 32-under-par 832 to win by 13 strokes at the Northern Intercollegiate at Rich Harvest Farms in Sugar Grove, Illinois on Monday. Marquette had three top-ten finishes, led by co-medalist Oliver Farrell, who won his first collegiate 54-hole event with a 14-under-par 202 (66-65-71). MU’s leading scorer through two events is junior Austin Kendziorski - the Sussex, Wisconsin native (Sussex Hamilton) is averaging 69.83 strokes per round. His season includes a 64 in the first round of the Northern Intercollegiate (Sept. 24), one stroke shy of the Marquette school record.
Including the BIG EAST Championship last May, Marquette has won two of its last four events.
The Marquette Intercollegiate is scheduled to feature some of the world's top amateur players. NCAA individual champion Braden Thornberry of Ole Miss finished with an 11-under-par 277 to claim the national title in May - he tied for eighth at the 2015 Erin Hills Intercollegiate. Florida State's Harry Ellis is the reigning British Amateur Champion and participated in the 2017 Open Championship at Royal Birkdale. Thornberry is ranked third in the World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR) and Ellis is 72nd. Texas A&M's Chandler Phillips (55th) and Northwestern's Dylan Wu (82) also rank in the world's top 100 amateurs.
Marquette has hosted a fall event in each of the last four seasons and at Erin Hills in three of the last four. Stanford (2013), UCLA (2014), SMU (2015) and Northwestern (2016) are past winners of the Marquette Intercollegiate. The event has featured current pros Patrick Rodgers (Stanford/PGA Tour), Bryson DeChambeau (SMU/PGA Tour), Matt Fitzpatrick (Northwestern/PGA Tour/European Tour), Jonathan Garrick (UCLA/Mackenzie Tour) and Jordan Niebrugge (Oklahoma State/Mackenzie Tour). Niebrugge finished tied for 35th at the 2017 US Open, while DeChambeau missed the cut.