Van Sickle bags another victory at Xavier Invitational

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Van Sickle was the leader through the tournament's entirety and faced little pressure from the field, as he recorded his eighth win as a Golden Eagle.,”Mike Van Sickle added yet another collegiate victory to his impressive career at Marquette last Tuesday after winning the Xavier Invitational in Ohio.

Van Sickle was the leader through the tournament's entirety and faced little pressure from the field, as he recorded his eighth win as a Golden Eagle.

He finished the three-day tournament at 17-under-par, eight strokes in front of Toledo's Nathan Wine. His total of 199 (64-68-67) broke the school's record for a 54-hole tournament.

Unfortunately for the Golden Eagles, they came up just short in their effort to defend their team title at the invitational.

Marquette led the 20-team field after the first round, but by the end of two rounds it had slipped two spots, heading into the final round in third place.

Despite posting the lowest team total in round three, the Golden Eagles were unable to catch eventual champion Eastern Kentucky.

Redshirt freshman Matt Haase struggled early, posting a 78 in the first round, but carded two eagles in the final round en route to a 4-under-par 68. Outside of Van Sickle, Haase, and Ben Sieg (71), were the only Golden Eagles to record a round under par (72).

Senior Dustin Schwab and sophomore Kelly Kretz finished the tournament with 3-day totals of 221.

Marquette finished ahead of other Big East schools Cincinnati (16th place) and Georgetown (18th place).

The Golden Eagles travel next to Stockton, Calif., to compete in the Pacific Invitational. The three-day event will take place from Nov. 3-5 at Brookside Country Club. Marquette placed third at last year's event.