Marquette Looks To Defend Title At Xavier

Oct. 12, 2008

LOVELAND, Ohio -- Marquette returns to the Xavier Invitational, held Oct. 13-14 at Oasis Golf Club, as the event's defending champion. Dustin Schwab posted the team's lone top-10 finish last year, but the Golden Eagles still managed to place two strokes ahead of runners-up Western Carolina and Campbell. This year's tournament opens with 36 holes Monday.

Marquette will compete in a field of 18 schools, which also includes: California, Colorado State, Columbia, Eastern Michigan, Gardner Webb, Iowa State, Michigan, Michigan State, Missouri, Oakland, San Diego, Toledo, UC Davis, Virginia Tech, Wisconsin and Xavier.

Four participating teams are ranked in the top 30 by Golfweek -- Michigan State (No. 17), Cal (No. 21), Colorado State (No. 27) and Michigan (No. 28).

Marquette set a school record for lowest team round with score of 266 (-22) during its second round last year at the 6,921-yard, par 72 course. It was a full 10 strokes better than the team's previous record of 276 set during the BIG EAST/MAC Challenge in 2005.

Schwab carded a 65 in his second round last October -- matching the second lowest round ever recorded by a Marquette player in tournament action. He then carded a 69 on day two to finish at nine-under 207 and ninth place overall. Fellow senior Mike Van Sickle tied for 14th with a five-under 211 (76-68-67).

Live scoring is not available for this event. A recap, along with updated scores, will be posted on following after each day of competition has been completed.




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