Georgetown Men's Golf Falls to 11th at BIG EAST Championships
April 21, 2008
Washington, D.C. -
Sophomore Vincenzo Salina (Vandoeuvres, Switzerland/Institut Florimont) bounced back from a tough first round to lead the Georgetown men's golf team with an even-par 72 , but the Hoyas fell from a tie for eighth to 11th place after the second round of play at the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championships, being held at the Traditions Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky.
Georgetown posted a second round score of 20-over par 308 and now stands 11th of 12 teams at 34-over par 610. Marquette, led by senior Ted Gray, who fired round back-to-back rounds of four-under par 68 for a two-day total of eight-under par 136, leads the field at three-over par 579.
Louisville is second at 14-over par 590, 11 strokes behind Marquette, with Seton Hall and Notre Dame tied for third place at 15-over par 591 and St. John's in fifth place at 24-over par 600. South Florida and DePaul are tied for sixth place at 26-over par 602, Villanova and Cincinnati are tied for eighth place at 27-over par 603 and Connecticut is 10th at 28-over par 604. Georgetown is 11th at 34-over par 610 and Rutgers follows at 40-over par 616.
Gray leads the field of 60 golfers at eight-over par 136, while Josh Sandman of Notre Dame and Keegan Bradley of St. John's are tied for second place at one-under par 143.
Salina, one of the Hoyas top players this spring, shot an eight-over par 80 in the first round, but bounced back with an even-par 72 and is tied for 31st place at eight-over par 152. Junior Tim Hager (Ivyland, Pa./Council Rock North) had a solid round with a five-over par 77 and is tied for 14th place at five-over par 149.
Senior David Praet (Oakland Township, Mich./Notre Dame Prep) shot a seven-over par 79 and is tied for 41st place at 10-over par 154, while junior Garrett Logan (Henderson, Nev./Bishop Gorman) is in 43rd place at 11-over par 155. Junior Patrick Sherry (Brookeville, Md./Landon) shot an even-par 80 and is tied for 58th place at 16-over par 160.
The BIG EAST Golf Championships will continue on Tuesday at 8 a.m. Live stats are available online at www.bigeast.org and www.golfstat.com.
TEAM SCORES: 1. Marquette (291-288=579, +3); 2. Louisville (296-294=590, +14); T3. Seton Hall (294-297=591, +15); T3. Notre Dame (296-295=591, +15); 5. St. John's (300-300=600, +24); T6. South Florida (304-298=602, +26); T6. DePaul (302-300=602, +26); T8. Villanova (305-298=603, +27); T8. Cincinnati (301-302=603, +27); 10. Connecticut (301-303=604, +38); 11. GEORGETOWN (302-308=610, +34); 12. Rutgers (307-309=616, +40).
INDIVIDUAL SCORES: 1. Ted Gray, Marquette (68-68=136, -8); T2. Josh Sandman, Notre Dame (71-72=143, -1); T2. Keegan Bradley, St. John's (71-72=143, -1); 4. Mike Bielawski, Marquette (72-73=145, +1); T5. Derek Fathauer, Louisville (76-70=146, +2); T5. John Zur, Seton Hall (71-75=146, +2); T5. Kyle Morris, Seton Hall (73-73=146, +2).