Sept. 29, 2016
NEW YORK -- Marquette sophomore Oliver Farrell was named BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week for the season’s fourth week, as announced by the conference office on Thursday.
A Worcestershire, England native, Farrell posted his third career top-10 finish (70-75-72--217 1-over-par), placing tied for eighth at the Windon Memorial Classic hosted by Northwestern. He has been Marquette’s top finishing player in six of the 11 collegiate tournaments that he has participated in. Farrell shot 2-under-par in the first round, his fourth par or better round over the last five dating back to the 2016 BIG EAST Championship. After shooting a second round 75, Farrell quickly rebounded and went 4-under-par in his first four holes of the third round, including an eagle on the par-4 No. 4. Increased winds made scoring challenging over the rest of his round, but he did enough to card a top-10 spot. He made 14 birdies, third-most in the 78-player field.
In the first two events of 2016-17, Farrell is leading the Golden Eagles by averaging 72.6 strokes per round and is third in the BIG EAST in scoring.
The honor is Farrell’s third from the BIG EAST - he was the conference Male Golfer of the Month last October, and earned Second Team All-BIG EAST honors at the end of his freshman campaign.
The Golden Eagles open play in the Marquette Intercollegiate at Milwaukee Country Club on Sunday morning.