As the Marquette men’s golf team is coming off a successful weekend, one of the best players the program has ever had is continuing his attempt to break into the professional game.
Mike Van Sickle owns most of the individual records at Marquette, including career victories, scoring average, career rounds of par or better, tournament finish percentage and career rounds played.
Van Sickle was also a two-time Cleveland Golf All-America Scholar and a three-time Big East Academic All-Star.
In 48 career collegiate events, Van Sickle finished in the top five 24 times. He was also ranked as high as No. 4 in the world by the R&A World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Nowadays, Van Sickle is plying his trade in the developmental tours around the country, primarily the eGolf Professional Tour and the Web.com Tour, formerly the Nationwide Tour.
The former Marquette standout keeps his career up-to-date on his blog, which you can find at http://mikevansicklegolf.blogspot.com. He details the life of trying to make it as a professional golfer, which is full of qualifying and plenty of traveling.