With the school year officially underway and men’s golf teams across the country getting a tournament or two under their belts, the Bushnell/Golfweek D-I Coaches Poll issued their first in-season poll of the year and HOLY CRAP MARQUETTE IS RANKED #22 IN THE COUNTRY.
It’s the first ever ranking for Marquette, which has had a golf team since 1924.
MU is one of seven teams not ranked in the preseason poll to vault their way into the top 25, led by Kentucky zooming their way up to #9. Marquette picked up a third place finish at the Badger Invitational by shooting a team score of 17-under-par to open the season, and then went out and won the Northern Intercollegiate tournament in their next outing. The Golden Eagles fired a program record 32-under-par in order to bring that trophy home, led by Oliver Farrell snagging the individual title with a 14-under-par 202 across three rounds of action. The team score record has stood for nearly 11 years, as MU shot 28-under-par in November of 2007 at the Pacific Invitational.
Marquette golf appears to officially be on the rise on a national level with this newfound ranking. The Golden Eagles have won two of the past three Big East titles, including this past spring led by now-sophomore Matthew Bachman’s individual title.
The team gets to play at home for their next event, hosting 14 other teams at the Marquette Intercollegiate at Erin Hills. Yes, that’s the same golf course that hosted this past summer’s US Open. MU will not be the only ranked team in the field, as they have #1 Texas A&M and #24 Florida State coming to town as well.
The next Bushnell/Golfweek D-I Coaches Poll will come out on October 20th, so Marquette will have one more tournament after the event at Erin Hills to impress the voters.
You can check out the full top 25 right here.