March 24, 2013
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's golf team opens its spring season this Sunday, March 24, at the William & Mary Invitational held at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va. The three day event runs through Tuesday, March 26.
This is the 36th year that William & Mary has hosted the event. Last season Missouri won the team title with a tournament record 870 (+18). Georgetown won the team crown in 2004 after a two round total of 21-over par, 589 (298-291). Last year GU placed 19th with a three round total of 51-over par, 903.
The 2013 version of the William & Mary Invitational is scheduled for 54 holes on the par-71 course. There are 32 total teams participating, including: Appalachian State, Binghamton, Boston College, Bowling Green, Bucknell, Drake, Eastern Kentucky, Eastern Michigan, Florida State, George Mason, Georgetown, High Point, IPFW, James Madison, Longwood, Loyola (Md.), Marquette, Michigan, Mount St. Mary's, Notre Dame, Radford, Richmond, Rutgers, St. Joseph's, St. Peter's, Tennessee, Toledo, Towson, UNC Greensboro, William and Mary, Wright, State and Xavier.
This past fall sophomore Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Catholic Prep) led the Hoyas in rounds played with 14 and averaged 73.6 strokes per round. Podufal's top finish of the fall was tying for 11th at the Georgetown Intercollegiate in the final competition of 2012.
Freshman Raleigh Chapin (Doylestown, Pa./New Hope Solebury) and senior Justin Edwards (Westlake Village, Calif./Westlake Village) each played in 11 rounds during the fall. Chapin had nine rounds count and averaged 74.8 strokes per round. Edwards meanwhile had eight rounds count and averaged 76.5 strokes per round.