GW Men's Golf Halves Match with Georgia State in Spring Debut

The George Washington men's golf team drew to a 2-2 tie with Georgia State in its spring debut on Tuesday.

March 14, 2012

DULUTH, Ga. – The George Washington men’s golf team opened the 2012 season over Spring Break with a head-to-head match against Georgia State at the Golf Club of Georgia on Tuesday afternoon. The Colonials and the Panthers competed in a four-player match play format and drew to a 2-2 tie.

“We are lucky to have had the opportunity to play at such a fine golf facility,” said head coach Terry Shaffer (’79). “Everyone worked really hard and we are ready to head into our first tournament this weekend.”

GW and Georgia State paired off to compete in match play – as opposed to stroke play – where a point is awarded to a player for each hole in which he scores lower than his opponent.

Seniors Martin Liu and Taylor Fuqua defeated their respective opponents, while senior Andres Pumariega and sophomore Graham Lawyer were edged by their challengers.

Liu defeated GSU's Sam Jandel, 2 and 1. Fuqua, who was down two holes heading into the 15th, came back to win holes 15, 17 and 18 to defeat Victor Lavin, 1-up.

Pumariega fell to Davin White, 3 and 2, and Lawyer dropped a 6-and-5 decision to Jared Cagle.

GW returns to action when it hosts the 14th annual GW Intercollegiate Invitational at Bear Trap Dunes in Bethany Beach, Del., from Friday, March 16-Saturday, March 17.  The Colonials will be joined by Binghamton, Boston College, Delaware, Hofstra, Holy Cross, La Salle, Niagara, Penn, Rider and St. Francis (N.Y.) in the 11-team invite.



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