Tournament gets underway Monday in Richmond
Porcelli cards career-best 67; Lowe shoots 68
Colonials return all five players from last year's Atlantic 10 Tournament
Lowe, Palazzolo finish in top-10
Lowe tied for fifth at 3-under; Colonials fall back amid windy conditions
GW Golf Practice (9/26/14)
AS A JUNIOR (2016-2017): Competed in eight events with a 77.80 scoring average ... led GW to a third place finish at the Atlantic 10 Match Play Championships ... shot six over 213 (69-74-76) to finish at a tie for 11th at the Bash at the Beach (March 13-14) ... helped GW to a fifth place finish at the Yale Spring Invitational (April 15), shooting 12-over 140 (74-78) to place in a tie for 36th ... also competed at the Atlantic 10 Championships and helped GW to a fourth place finish ... recognized on the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-2016): Competed in six events and ranked fifth on the team with a 76.93 scoring average ... shot 6-over 216(73-74-75) at the Price's Give Em Five Invitational (Oct. 23-35) ... went 2-1 at the Atlantic 10 Match Play Championships (Feb. 22-23) as GW won the consolation final ... recorded a career-best 54-hole total of 219 (75-69-75) at the Bash at the Beach (March 7-8) to finish 6-over and tied for 32nd ... helped GW to a fourth-place finish at the Atlantic-10 Championships (April 29-May 1).
AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Competed in seven events and had a 78.9 scoring average in 20 rounds ... recorded two rounds at or under par on the season ... had a season-best 54-hole total of 228 (82-71-75) at the Wendy's Kiawah Classic to finish 12-over and tied for 55th ... recorded a t-48th finish at the Davidson Invitational (March 2-3) with a 13-over 157 (77-80).
HIGH SCHOOL Porcelli wrapped his scholastic career ranked No. 69 in the Golfweek/Sagarin Boys Class of 2014, climbing 11 spots from the time he signed his NLI with GW in November 2013. He posted a 74.5 scoring average over six 18-hole events and helped the Taft School in Connecticut to a 9-1 dual match record, a third-place showing at the 22-team Kingswood Invitational Tournament and the Founders League Championship title as a senior in 2013-14.
He registered just one 18-hole score above 74, highlighted by a pair of 72's and co-medalist honors at the Andover Invitational at Newport Country Club with a 1-over-par 73. His 3-over 74 at the Founders League Championship on May 17 helped the Rhinos better the field by 16 shots and set a new single-round school record team total.
The Princeton, N.J., native was an All-Founders League selection as a junior at The Taft School in Connecticut in 2013, helping the Rhinos to a 15-2 match record and finishing runner-up at the All-New England Championship. On the American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) circuit, Porcelli posted a pair of top 10 finishes in 2013, including a victory at the Sugarloaf Coca-Cola Junior Championship. He also finished eight (of 110) at the Metropolitan PGA New York City Championship (72-71-143) and seventh (of 82) at the U.S. Amateur regional qualifier in Port Washington, N.Y. (72-73-145).
"I am so excited to have the opportunity to take my golf to the next level and to play for Coach Scheinost at GW," said Porcelli. "It's been a dream of mine to play Division I college golf and now it's come true. I couldn't have done this without the support of family, my teammates at Taft, and my coaches."
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