Wallman Leads GW Men's Golf After Day 1 at Hartford Invitational
Sept. 26, 2011
SOUTH KENT, Conn. - The George Washington men's golf team wrapped the first day of play at the Hartford Invitational at par-72, 6,532-yard Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, Conn., Monday. The Colonials are tied for seventh place out of 17 teams with a combined score of 11-over par 299, with junior Brennan Wallman also tied for seventh after a career-low round of 1-under par 71.
GW is tied for seventh with Sacred Heart as eight teams are within 10 shots of first-round team leader St. John's (1-over 289). Wallman trails first-round individual leader Andy Mai of Boston College by four strokes.
"This is the best Brennan has performed since he started at GW, so we are very excited for him," said GW head coach Terry Shaffer. "I have never seen him shoot so well; it's fun to watch."
Senior Andres Pumariega follows Wallman in a tie for 13th with a round of 1-over par 73. Classmate Taylor Fuqua is in 45th after shooting a 5-over 77, and Martin Liu is in 52nd with a 6-over 78. Freshman Jack Persons sits in 80th with a total of 12-over 84.
"We got off to a good start," said Shaffer. "We are in a good field of teams, so I am very pleased with everyone's performances."
The Hartford Invitational begins its second day of play Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 8:00 a.m. Results will be available after completion of the event.