WASHINGTON, D.C. ? Georgetown University?s men?s golf team?was selected to participate in the 107th annual NCAA Division I Men?s Golf Championship. The Hoyas will be the No. 20 seed in the Eastern Regional portion of the Championship, which will be hosted by Yale University at the Yale Golf Course in New Haven, Connecticut between Thursday, May 20 and Saturday, May 22.
Georgetown has been in the NCAA Championship four times prior to this season with the latest being in 1997. GU?s other team appearances came in 1939, 1940 and 1941 when Georgetown finished 10th, third and 14th, respectively. The Hoyas have had two NCAA individual champions with Maurice McCarthy winning in 1928 and John Burke earning the 1938 title. Burke was also the Tournament Medalist in 1940.
This seasons men?s golf program has produced top three finishes in eight of 10 events. The Hoyas won four tournaments during the course of the 2003-04 season, claiming team victories at The Navy Invitational, The James Madison Invitational, The Big Five Invitational and the Kingsmill/William and Mary Invitational.
Head coach Tommy Hunter, who is in his 19th season, leads Georgetown. The team is captained by seniors Jamie Farrah (Potomac, Md./Georgetown Prep) and Nick Cook (Shelton, Conn./Fairfield Prep), who both will be participating in their first NCAA Championship. Rounding out Georgetown?s five participants at the NCAAs will be Matt Myers (St. Joseph, Mo./Central High School), David Erickson (Edina, Minn./The Blake School) and Tim Moynihan (Pittsburgh, Pa./Franklin Regional).
The tournament is broken down into three regionals with 27 teams at each regional for 81 total participating institutions. The other two regionals will be the West Regional held at the Crosswater Club at Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon and hosted by the University of Oregon and the Central Regional that will be held at the Birck Boilermaker Golf Complex in West Lafayette, Indiana and is hosted by Purdue University. The NCAA Finals will be held on June 1-4, in Hot Springs, Virginia at Cascades Golf Course, The Homestead and hosted by Virginia Tech.