Matt Murlick Named BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week
Oct. 5, 2016
NEW YORK -- Marquette freshman Matt Murlick earned his first career BIG EAST Male Golfer of the Week honor, announced by the conference office on Wednesday.
Murlick earned the second straight league honor for a Golden Eagles player, as he closed out the Marquette Intercollegiate at Milwaukee Country Club with rounds of 69 (1-under-par) and 67 (3-under-par) jumping seven spots on the leaderboard in the final round. It was Murlick’s first career top-10 finish, as he carded a 1-under-par 209 (73-69-67) to finish tied for fifth.
On Monday, Murlick posted his career low round - he started 3-under-par through 13 holes, then after bogeys on No. 14 and 15, saved his best performance for two of the hardest holes on the course. On the par 3 No. 17, the second-highest scoring hole during the tournament, he drained a 70-foot birdie putt to move to 2-under-par, then made another challenging birdie putt on the par 4 No. 18, which played as the third-hardest hole on the course during the weekend. He finished second in the field with 11 birdie makes during the tournament.
Murlick is MU's stroke average leader at 72.1 per round, fourth lowest in the BIG EAST.
Marquette returns to competition on Sunday (Oct. 9) in the Northern Intercollegiate at Beverly Country Club in Chicago.
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