Georgetown Men's Golf Set to Tee Off at Navy Fall Classic
Sept. 10, 2010
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's golf team tees off the 2010 fall season this weekend when the team competes in the Navy Fall Classic, being held at the United States Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, Md.
The 36-hole tournament tees off on Saturday, Sept. 11. Each of the 16 competing teams will play 18 holes and tee off at 8 a.m.
Georgetown plays in the Navy Fall Classic along with Brown, Delaware, Drexel, George Washington, LaSalle, McDaniel, Penn, Rollins, Siena, St. Joseph's, Towson and Villanova.
The Hoyas are returning to the course for their first competition since playing in the NCAA South Central Regional in Texas following their win at the 2010 BIG EAST Tournament Championship in April.
Returning to the Georgetown lineup are four members of the team who helped lead the team to the BIG EAST title last year, including senior co-captain Brandon Ellis (Westerville, Ohio/St. Francis de Sales). Ellis earned All-BIG EAST honors last year after finishing in eighth place at the BIG EAST Championship, shooting a 3-over par 216. He had three top-25 finishes last year and was third on the team with a 75.86 stroke average.
Joining Ellis in the lineup will be senior co-captain Danny Hathway (Rockville, Md./Georgetown Prep) and two other players from last year's lineup, juniors Brian Dorfman (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek) and Taylor Hall (Roswell, Ga./Blessed Trinity).
Hathway was one of the keys to Georgetown's win at the BIG EAST Championship. After not having competed as part of the team's starting lineup during the first eight tournaments of the season, Hunter penciled Hathway into the lineup at the Princeton Invitational, the last event of the regular season. The Hoyas posted a strong final round in that tournament and Hathway joined the team for the league tournament. At the BIG EAST Championship, he tied for 15th place with a 6-over par 219.
Dorfman led the team in stroke average last season, posting a 75.40 in 23 rounds, with one top-10 finish and four among the top-35 overall. Hall competed in eight tournaments last season and was fourth on the team with a 77.95 stroke average.
Joining the lineup this weekend will be sophomore transfer Curtis Loop (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan/California), who joined the team this year after spending his first season at the University of California. Loop, the 2009 Connecticut High School State Champion, played in two tournaments last fall, posting a 77.20 stroke average.