GW Golf Within Striking Distance After Day 1 at Towson Invitational
Colonials Tied for Fifth Place and on Pace for Top Team Finish of Season
March 31, 2014
EASTON, Md. - GW golf is tied for fifth place after the first round of the shortened Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational, 12 shots off the lead and in prime position for its top team finish of the 2013-14 season heading into Tuesday's final round.
GW opened with a 23-over-par 311 at the par-72, 7,106-yard Hog Neck Golf Course, the contingency course after Sunday's rainfall forced the event away from the original venue - Prospect Bay Country Club - and cut the tournament from 54 to 36 holes.
Fairleigh Dickinson opened with an 11-over 299 and owns a two-shot lead over VCU (301), followed by Northern Colorado (309) in third and Indiana (Pa.) (310) in fourth.
The Colonials are in a three-way tie with host Towson and Sacred Heart at 311, while Seton Hall (313), LIU Brooklyn (315), Robert Morris (315) and Central Connecticut State (315) round out the top half of the 22-team field.
Senior Benton Kircher and sophomore Michael Helton led the Colonials with rounds of 5-over 77 and are tied for 21st place in the 115-player field, just four shots off the early pace set by VCU's Steffan Harm at 1-over 73.
Freshman Michael Heda carded a 6-over 78 and is tied for 28th while sophomore Steve Piela capped GW's counting scores with a 7-over 79 and is tied for 40th. Junior Jack Persons is tied for 45th after an 8-over 80. Individually, freshman Lucas Farmer fired a 6-over 78 and is tied for 28th along with classmate Heda.
Tuesday's final round will revert back to Prospect Bay's par-72, 6,659-yard layout in Grasonville, Md., with the Colonials going out in the morning's opening tee times beginning at 8 a.m. Live scoring via GolfStat will return for the final 18 holes.
Lowe Finishes T-6th at Elon Invitational
GW sophomore Logan Lowe recorded the best finish of his collegiate career with a T-6th showing at the Elon Phoenix Invitational
Lowe Tied for 2nd at Elon Invitational
GW sophomore Logan Lowe is in contention at the Elon Phoenix Invitational after playing the first two rounds 9-under par on Monday at the Alamance Country Club.
GW Golf to Tee it up in Elon Phoenix Invitational
GW will play in its penultimate tournament of the 2016 fall season on Monday and Tuesday at the Elon Phoenix Invitational in Burlington, North Carolina.
Lowe Tied for 12th After Day One at ODU/OBX Intercollegiate
GW sophomore Logan Lowe opened play at the ODU/OBX Intercollegiate with a 1-under par 70 on Sunday afternoon at Kilmarlic Golf Club.
GW Golf Completes Play at NC State Wolfpack Invitational
The George Washington golf team completed play in the NC State Wolfpack Invitational at the Lonnie Pool Golf Course on Tuesday afternoon.
GW Golf Headed for NC State Wolfpack Invitational
Following a two-week break from competition, the GW golf team heads to NC State for the Wolfpack Invitational on Monday and Tuesday.
GW Golf Wraps Play at VCU Janney Invitational
The George Washington golf team wrapped play in the rain-shortened VCU Janney Invitational on Tuesday afternoon at the Country Club of Virginia Tuckahoe...
GW Golf to Tee it up in VCU Janney Invitational
The GW golf team is set to compete in its second tournament of the 2016-17 season with the VCU Janney Invitational at the Country Club of Virginia Tuckahoe...