Golf Ties for Fifth at Rain-Shortened Princeton Invitational
April 15, 2007
PRINCETON, NJ -- GW junior Tim Johnson (Marblehead, MA) shot a five-over-par 147 to tie for ninth place, nine strokes off the pace, in the Princeton Invitational Saturday at the par-71, 6,390-yard Springdale Golf Club. It marked Johnson's first top-10 finish this season. He shot the only eagle of the tournament on the 14th hole, a 470-yard par 5, that he holed with a 60-yard wedge shot from the fairway. Originally scheduled as a 54-hole tournament, the event was shortened to two rounds on Saturday due to heavy rain on Sunday.
St. John's won the 15-team tournament with a two-round 583, four strokes ahead of host Princeton (587). Princeton senior John Sawin won the tournament by two shots over Keegan Bradley.
GW combined to shoot a 596 which tied for fifth place along with Penn and Towson.
Colonials sophomore Eddie Newland (Piedmont, CA) was two strokes behind Johnson carding a 149 (74-75) to tie for 24th place out of 78 individuals.
Next up for the Colonials is the 54-hole FirstEnergy Intercollegiate, April 28-29, at Firestone Country Club in Akron, OH.