April 27, 2014
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, S.C. - The Georgetown University men's golf team is in sixth place of nine teams following the first 18 holes on Sunday at the BIG EAST Championships. Senior Ed McCrossen (Philadelphia, Pa./Chestnut Hill Academy) is tied for sixth place out of 43 competitors after shooting a two-over par 74 in the first round. The BIG EAST Championships are being played at the par 72, 7,065-yard Callawassie Island Golf Club.
The Hoyas struggled during the first day of the three-day 54-hole championship. McCrossen, who finished the season in the BIG EAST's top 30, fired a first round 74 to lead the squad, but Georgetown carded a 27-over par 315 to fall 25 strokes behind current leader St. John's. Marquette, Seton Hall, DePaul and Xavier round out the top five.
Sophomore Matthew Moosavian (Westerville, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) shot a six-over par 78 to tie for 20th place after the first day. Senior Charlie vonArentschildt (Scottsdale, Ariz./Deerfield Academy) turned in a nine-over par 81 to finish third on the team and tie for 31st overall. Junior Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep), who entered the tournament as the 14th-ranked player in the BIG EAST, shot a 10-over par 82 to tie for 35th with teammate freshman Austin Rendell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier).
Play at the BIG EAST Championships resumes on Monday morning at 8 a.m. Live results will be available by visiting: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/indexh.cfm?tournament_id=5322