Golf Places Eighth at Navy Spring Invitational
Guzman's 145 Paces Colonials
April 7, 2003
ANNAPOLIS, MD -- The GW golf team shot a combined 599 to place eighth in the Navy Spring Invitational, Saturday and Sunday, at the par-70, 6,361-yard Naval Academy Golf Course in Annapolis, MD.
The host Midshipmen won the tournament with a total 581. Both Navy and first-round leader Johnson & Wales finished the tournament with a 21-over par 581 score. In the case of a tie, tournament policy requires a playoff to break the tie, however Johnson & Wales left the golf course prior to the end of the tournament due to an early flight back to Miami. Because the playoff could not take place, the tie was broken by virtue of a match of cards by the fifth man on the final day of play. Rob Lenkey of Johnson & Wales produced an 11-over par 81, while Navy's Rocky Novellino (Bayville, N.J.) turned in a 77 to give the Mids the victory. The 23-team tournament was won by Navy's Brian Crum with a one-under-par 139 (70-69) followed by teammate Billy Hurley who carded a 140 (73-67).
GW freshman Federico Guzman (Bogota, Colombia/Colegio Nueva Granada) was the low Colonial with a 145 which included an even-par 70 in Saturday's first round. Guzman tied for 11th out of 115 individuals. Colonials senior Michael Ball (Potomac, MD/Churchill) tied for 22nd with a 149 (72-77).
Colonials' individual scores (115 total golfers):
T-11th Federico Guzman 70-75 - 145
T-22nd Michael Ball 72-77 - 149
T-48th Dan Mirabella 72-82 - 154
T-56th Andrew Gallo 76-80 - 156
T-56th Brian Carroll 79-77 - 156
Final Team Standings:
1. Navy 294-287-581
2. Johnson & Wales 283-298-581
3. Georgetown 291-292-583
4. Towson 294-292-586
5. Methodist 293-299-592
Charleston Southern 294-298-592
7. Pennsylvania 293-303-596
8. George Washington 290-309-599
9. Lehigh 300-310-610
10. Winthrop 297-314-611
11. Iona 302-313-615
12. Princeton 303-314-617
13. Seton Hall 307-312-619
15. Villanova 305-318-623
16. Colgate 310-315-625
St. Bonaventure 305-320-625
18. Saint Joseph's 310-318-628
19. Rider 307-323-630
20. Navy "Gold" 316-323-639
21. Delaware 320-334-654
22. Bucknell 328-330-658
23. Anne Arundel C.C. 342-347-689
GW next hosts the Rehoboth Beach Invitational, April 14, at Kings Creek Country Club in Rehoboth Beach, DE.
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