Men's Golf Falls to 11th Place After Second Round of BIG EAST Championship
April 18, 2011
The Georgetown men's golf team shot a 24-over par 308 in the second round and is in 11th place among 12 teams after the second round of play at the BIG EAST Championship, being played at the Innisbrook Golf & Spa Resort in Palm Harbor, Fla.
Notre Dame shot a 6-over par 290 in the second round and leads the 12-team field with a 36-hole score of 15-over par 583. Louisville is in second place at 7-over par 590, followed by Villanova (26-over par 594), South Florida (34-over par 602) and DePaul (35-over par 603).
"We just couldn't get anything going," Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. "We didn't have any birdies on the front nine and it was one thing after another. I think the guys put a lot of pressure on themselves playing in that lead group and wanting to defend our title.
"It's hard to repeat and it caught up with us. Now it's time to play golf for respect and that's what we're going to try to do."
Georgetown was tied for third place after a first round 16-over par 300, but fell to 11th place with a two-round score of 40-over par 608. Only six strokes separate the fourth place team (South Florida) and the 11th place team (the Hoyas).
"We're aiming to try get back in that top five," Hunter said. "They have to understand that they have to put a bad round behind us and go out and have a good round. We'll find out a little bit about this team tomorrow."
Junior Brian Dorfman (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek) shot a 5-over par 76 and is Georgetown's top finisher, tied for 24th place at 9-over par 151.
Sophomore Curtis Loop (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan/California), who shot a 1-over par 72 and was tied for sixth place, struggled in the second round with an 8-over par 80 and is tied for 29th place at
Senior co-captain Danny Hathway (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) shot a 7-over par 78 in the second round and is tied for 33rd place at 11-over par 153, while junior Taylor Hall (Roswell, Ga./Trinity) is tied for 38th place at 12-over par 154.
Senior co-captain Brandon Ellis (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis de Sales) is in 54th place at 17-over par 159.
The Hoyas will tee off in Tuesday's final round at 8 a.m.