Sept. 29, 2012
WASHINGTON - Georgetown's men's golf program leaves the fall weather and heads to Fort Myers, Florida on September 30 through October 1 for the Cobra-PUMA Invitational hosted by Xavier University. The 54-hole stroke play event will be played at Miromar Lakes Golf Course with 15 teams participating.
Miromar Lakes is a par-72, 7,390 yard long course. On day one, Sunday, September 30, the players will play 36 holes. The final 18 holes will be played on Monday, October 1 with pairings being determined by the team's day one total score.
The 15 teams competing in the field includes Arkansas State, Bethune Cookman, Dayton, Florida Atlantic, Florida Gulf Coast, Georgetown, Jacksonville, Loyola of Maryland, Marshall, Northern Kentucky, Penn State, St. Joseph's, William and Mary, Wofford and Xavier.
This past weekend the Hoyas participated in the Cardinal Intercollegiate. The tournament was hit by bad weather during both days of competition. Georgetown was only able to play the first two rounds. The final round was delayed five and a half hours by powerful storms which caused the Hoyas to withdraw from the competition in order to catch their flight back to D.C.
Head coach Tommy Hunter looks forward to this weekend's event. "We hope to have deeper scoring this coming weekend at the Xavier event. In order to compete at this level we need four quality scores in each competitive round. I am confident the guys will come around and play the kind of golf we are capable of playing."