GW Golf in 14th Through First Round of NCAA Greensboro Regional
May 17, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Competing in its first NCAA Tournament since 2006 and its first under fourth-year head coach Terry Shaffer (’79), the George Washington golf team sits in 14th place through Round 1 of the NCAA Greensboro Regional with a combined score of 24-over par 312.
The Colonials tee off at 9:40 a.m. on Friday morning with hopes of shaving down their score at the par-72, 7,271-yard Grandover Resort East Course.
Senior Andres Pumariega was GW’s top performer on the day after shooting a 4-over 76. The Atlantic 10 All-Conference honoree is currently tied for 39th with 11 other players. Senior Taylor Fuqua shot a 5-over 77 and sits in a tie for 51st.
The Buff and Blue are competing with Auburn, UNLV, Florida, Duke, Indiana, Liberty, SMU, Texas Tech, Tulsa, Lamar, Lousiana-Lafayette, Mount St. Mary's and Atlantic 10 rival Charlotte, in addition to individuals Vaita Guillaume (Campbell), Sam Ryder (Stetson), Chris Russo (Cal State Northridge), Casey O'Toole (Samford) and Leo Garcia (Sacred Heart).
Thirteen teams and 10 individuals not on those teams will compete at each of three regionals (Athens, Ga., Ann Arbor, Mich., Stanford, Calif.) while the other three regionals (Greensboro, N.C., Bowling Green, Ky., Norman, Okla.) will have 14 teams and five individuals not on those teams. The top 30 teams and six individuals advance to the NCAA Championship, held May 28 - June 3 at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif.