Hoya Golfers Back in Action at Bearcat Invitational Starting Monday
Oct. 9, 2011
WASHINGTON - The Georgetown University men's golf team is back in action again on Monday, Oct. 10, starting play in the Bearcat Invitational, being hosted by the University of Cincinnati at the Traditions Golf Club in Hebron, Ky.
The 14-school, 15-team field includes Austin Peay, Bowling Green, Belmont, Cincinnati, Cleveland State, Dayton, Eastern Kentucky, Georgetown, Kentucky (with two squads), Marshall, Morehead State, Oakland, Ohio and Youngstown State.
The tournament will feature 36 holes of action on Monday, with play beginning with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m. ET. Final-round play starts Tuesday with a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m.
Georgetown is coming off a seventh place finish at the Xavier Invitational last week. The team opened the season with a third place showing at the Maryland Intercollegiate before struggling to a 12th place showing at the Gridiron Classic.
The Hoyas have posted a 292.33 stroke average as a team this season and are coming off a final round 2-under par 286 at Xavier, the team's best round since three sub-290 rounds in the Maryland Intercollegiate.
Georgetown is led by senior and co-captain Brian Dorfman (Greenwood Village, Colo./Cherry Creek), who fired a 4-under par 68 in the final round and finished in ninth place at the Xavier Invitational last week (2-under par 214). Dorfman leads the team with a 71.89 stroke average.
Senior co-captain Taylor Hall (Roswell, Ga./Trinity) and junior Curtis Loop (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) have been among the team's top two or three finishers this season. Loop, who finished in fifth place at the season-opening Maryland Intercollegiate, is second on the team with a 73.11 stroke average. Hall tied for 17th place at Xavier last week and is third on the team with a 74.11 average.
As the team has in its first three tournaments this season, the lineup will be rounded out by a pair of freshmen, Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) and classmate Brian Tohir (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan). Podufal is fourth on the team with a 74.22 stroke average and Tohir is fifth at 78.11.
Following this event, the Blue & Gray participate in its final tournament of the fall season, the Georgetown Intercollegiate. Hosted by the Hoyas, the tournament will be held on Monday, Oct. 17 and Tuesday, Oct. 18 at The Members Club at Four Streams in Beallsville, Md.
The Hoyas finished the two-day, 54-hole tournament with a score of 15-over par 879.