Oct. 18, 2017
Marquette closes its five-event fall schedule beginning on Friday at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, hosted by UTEP at Butterfield Trail G.C. in El Paso, Texas.
At the tail end of a historic fall season that includes a team event win at the Northern Intercollegiate and two individual medalists (Oliver Farrell - Northern Intercollegiate; Austin Kendziorski - Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills), MU closes the fall at a venue it’s been traditionally strong at.
The Golden Eagles have shot a combined 37-under-par over their last 108 holes at Butterfield Trail, finishing fourth (24-under-par) in 2015 and third (13-under-par) in 2016. Oliver Farrell shot an 8-under-par 208 in 2015 to finish seventh, while Ferdinand Müller’s 7-under-par 209 was tied for fifth in 2016.
PRICE’S GIVE ‘EM FIVE INVITATIONAL | FRIDAY-SUNDAY, OCT. 20-22
BUTTERFIELD TRAIL G.C. (Par 72, 7,307 yards) | EL PASO, TEXAS
Teams (12): Air Force, Army West Point, Marquette, New Mexico State, Oral Roberts, San Jose State, Southern Utah, Texas State, UMKC, UTEP, UTRGV, Western New Mexico
Marquette Starters: Oliver Farrell, Matt Murlick, Hunter Eichhorn, Matthew Bachmann, Austin Kendziorski; Individual - Ferdinand Müller
- With a team scoring average at 283.83 (-2.17 vs. par), Marquette is the team average scoring leader in the BIG EAST by nearly eight strokes through 12 rounds.
- MU has four of the conference’s five lowest scoring averages - Kendziorski is the leader at 70.83 (-0.67 vs. par) and only player in the BIG EAST with an average score under par. Hunter Eichhorn (71.67) and Oliver Farrell (71.75) are a close second and third, while Matt Murlick is fifth at 72.08.
- Marquette leads the nation with 13 eagles made, one more than Boise State’s 12, is tied for seventh with 206 birdies, and is tied for 13th with a 4.67 average on Par 5 holes.