April 19, 2013
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's golf team visits Penn State's Blue Course for the Rutherford Invitational this Saturday and Sunday, April 20-21. The Hoyas will compete in a field of 14 teams for the championship.
The 54-hole event will be played on the par-71, 7,202 yard, Penn State Blue Course in State College, Pa. Competing for the team championship in 2013 will be Penn State, Maryland, Bowling Green, Seton Hall, Youngstown State, Rutgers, Minnesota, Binghamton, Robert Morris, Ohio University, Xavier, Georgetown, Connecticut and Villanova. Teams will tee off on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 7:30 a.m. Winner of the 2012 team crown was Bowling Green.
Last weekend Georgetown placed 13th at the Princeton Invitational. Senior captain Justin Edwards (Westlake Village, Calif./Westlake Village) tied for 19th overall with a 10-over par 223, one off his season for low 54 holes. Edwards has had a strong spring with two top 20 finishes. He has a 76 stroke average for the year and has been 6.5 strokes off the lead on average.
Sophomore Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) has been the most consistent Hoya during the entire 2012-13 season. Podufal has three top 20 finishes including a season best third place at the Wildcat Invitational two weeks ago. Podufal averages 73.9 strokes per round.
Also possibly competing at the Rutherford for Georgetown will be Raleigh Chapin (Doylestown, Pa./New Hope Solebury), Curtis Loop (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) and Brian Tohir (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan). In his first season Chapin has participated in seven events with a season best finish of 22nd at the Wildcat Invitational. Loop has seen action in seven tournaments as well and averaged 74.9 strokes per round. Tohir also has been involved in seven competitions and has averaged 77.5 strokes in his 17 rounds played.