Oct. 27, 2016
Marquette tees off in its fifth and final event of the Fall 2016 calendar at the Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, hosted by UTEP, at Butterfield Trail Golf Club in El Paso, Texas this Friday through Sunday.
The Golden Eagles make their second trip to Butterfield Trail G.C. in as many years. At last season’s Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invitational, Marquette carded its lowest team 54-hole score of the season with a 24-under-par 840 (281-275-284) to finish in fourth place. Then-freshman Oliver Farrell had his second top-10 finish in a row with a 54-hole 208 (8-under-par), good for seventh place - those results still stand as his lowest career tournament and best score versus par.
PRICE’S GIVE ‘EM FIVE INVITATIONAL - Oct. 28-30 | Live Scoring
BUTTERFIELD TRAIL G.C. - Iron Course (Par 72, 7,307 yards)
Field (10): Air Force, Army West Point, Marquette, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Seton Hall, Texas State, UTEP, UTRGV, UTSA, Western New Mexico
Marquette Lineup: Oliver Farrell, Charlie Maleki, Matt Murlick, Matthew Bachmann, Austin Kendziorski; Ferdinand Müller
- The Price’s Give ‘Em Five Invite features another meeting between the top two teams in the BIG EAST - Seton Hall (287.91 strokes per round) is the league’s lowest scoring team, while Marquette is second at 293.75. SHU and MU also have the league’s top four individuals - SHU’s Lloyd Jefferson Go and Gen Nagai are 1-2 in the conference rankings, while Oliver Farrell (72.17, 0.92 vs. par) is third and freshman Matt Murlick (72.92, 1.67 vs. par) is fourth.
- Farrell has been MU’s top individual in three of his four fall events, and has led the way on the leaderboard for the Golden Eagles in seven of his 13 collegiate starts. He posted a season-low even par 213 (70-74-69) in his last event, the Northern Intercollegiate (Oct. 9-10)
- Murlick is MU’s only player to shoot under 70 twice this season - he went 69-67 in his final two rounds of the Marquette Intercollegiate Oct. 2-3.
- Charlie Maleki will look to keep the momentum rolling from his last event - he fired a final round 69 (2-under-par) on the way to a career-low 214 and a sixth-place finish at the Northern Intercollegiate.