Golf Places Ninth at Navy Spring Invitational
Carroll's 150 Paces Colonials
April 5, 2004
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The GW golf team shot a combined 623 to finish in a three-way tie for ninth eighth at the Navy Spring Invitational, Saturday and Sunday, at the par-71, 6,611-yard Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, MD. The tournament was played in difficult weather conditions that included intermittent rain Saturday and strong wind gusts of up to 35 miles per hour on Sunday.
Johnson & Wales won the 23-team tournament with a 35-over par 603 score. Binghamton's Joe Kunz won the 36-hole event with a one-over-par 143 (71-72) followed by Towson's Billy Wingerd who carded a 144 (69-75).
GW sophomore Brian Carroll (Crystal Lake, IL/Crystal Lake South) continued his outstanding play this spring by shooting a 73-77 for an eight-over 150, good for sixth out of 115 individuals. Carroll, who tied for 56th place in this event last year, recorded three birdies and an eagle in Saturday's first round. Teammates Dan Mirabella (Ann Arbor, MI/Saline) and Raman Luthra (East Amherst, NY/Nichols) both shot a 158 to tie for 47th place. Colonials senior Charles Taylor (St. Lambert, Quebec/Gov. Dummer) was a stroke behind Mirabella and Luthra at 159 (79-80).
Colonials' individual scores (115 total golfers):
T-6th Brian Carroll 73-77 - 150
T-47th Dan Mirabella 79-79 - 158
T-47th Raman Luthra 77-81 - 158
T-56th Charles Taylor 79-80 - 159
T-65th Andrew Gallo 77-84 - 161
Final Team Standings:
1. Johnson & Wales 295-308-603
2. Loyola 302-307-609
4. Methodist 294-318-612
5. Navy 298-315-613
6. Princeton 304-311-615
7. Columbia 299-322-621
8. Binghamton 294-328-622
9. George Washington 306-317-623
12. William & Mary 312-313-624
13. Rider 304-324-628
14. Lehigh 305-327-632
15. Delaware 317-316-633
16. Saint Joseph's 312-322-634
17. Villanova 298-339-637
18. Lafayette 317-325-642
19. St. Bonaventure 308-337-645
20. Iona 319-329-648
21. Navy "Gold" 316-334-650
22. Colgate 325-342-667
23. Anne Arundel C.C. 335-338-673
GW next plays in the 36-hole Princeton Invitational, April 9-10, at Springdale Golf Club in Princeton, NJ.
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