June 17, 2009
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Georgetown Head Men's Golf Coach Tommy Hunter announced the 12-team field for the 25th Annual Georgetown University Hoya Invitational.
The Hoya Invitational will be held at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md. on Monday, Oct. 19 and Tuesday, Oct. 20. The teams will play 36 holes on the first day of play and will wrap up the tournament with 18 holes on the second day of play
In addition to host Georgetown, the 12-team field will include fellow BIG EAST Conference members DePaul and St. John's. Schools representing seven other conferences, highlighted by Pacific 10 Conference member Washington State, will compete in the tournament - Campbell (Atlantic Sun Conference), Detroit-Mercy (Horizon League), James Madison (Colonial Athletic Association), Miami of Ohio (Mid-American Conference), UNC-Greensboro (Southern Conference), Richmond (Atlantic 10), St. Joseph's (Atlantic 10) and William & Mary (CAA).
Last year's team champion was Miami of Ohio, who put four individuals in the top-20 and finished with a 22-over par 590, topping second place William & Mary by five strokes.
Four Streams is a member-owned Club. The 7,100 yard championship course is designed by world renowned player Nick Price and architect Steve Smyers. Mr. Smyers is known for his designs reflecting the Old World traditions of golf.
The Members Club at Four Steams is the first signature design in the United States from the renowned Price/Smyers Golf Course Design Group. The course is inspired by some of the world's best courses and holes. Mr. Price combines his playing talents with the architectural expertise of Steve Smyers, architect of Chart Hills (England) recently named the number one inland course in the British Isles, Old Memorial and Southern Dunes (Florida) and Wolf Run (Indiana). The greens, tees and fairways feature a new type bentgrass that will ensure superb playing conditions year round. The course is set on rolling land with visual drama from many vantage points.