Hoyas Fire Best Round of Spring, Tie for Third Place at Princeton Invitational
April 10, 2011
Perhaps it was a bit of déjà vu, but the Georgetown men's golf team fired a 5-over par 289, its best team score this spring, and finished in a tie for third place among 12 teams at the Princeton Invitational, played at the par-71, 6,390-yard Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, N.J.
Last year, the Hoyas fired a 6-over par 290 - its best round of the season - and carried that momentum into the BIG EAST Championship, which they won to advance to the NCAA Tournament.
On Sunday, four players posted scores of no higher than 3-over par and the Blue & Gray posted their best score in 22 rounds this spring and the second-best score of the 2010-11 season.
Georgetown posted a 54-hole score of 33-over par 885, tying for third place with host Princeton. Yale topped the 12-team field with a score of 4-under par 848, while Penn placed second at 2-over par 854. The Hoyas entered the final round of play in sixth place and were nine shots behind Princeton.
Sophomore Curtis Loop (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan/California) shot a 1-over par 72 in the final round and finished in a tie for seventh with a score of 3-over par 216.
Junior Taylor Hall (Roswell, Ga./Trinity) posted the best round of the day for the Hoyas, firing an even-par 71 and moving up 11 places to tie for 27th at 10-over par 223.
Junior Brian Dorfman (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek) shot a 1-over par 72 and tied for 20th place at 8-over par 221.
Senior co-captain Brandon Ellis (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis de Sales) carded a 3-over par 74 and tied for 30th place overall at 12-over par 225.
Senior co-captain Danny Hathway (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) tied for 59th place at 24-over par 237.
Georgetown heads to Florida next weekend and the Hoyas will look to defend their BIG EAST Championship when the league tournament takes place from Sunday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 19 at the Innisbrook Resort in Tampa.