GW Men's Golf Finishes 10th at Hartford Hawks Invitational
Sept. 27, 2011
SOUTH KENT, Conn. - The George Washington men's golf team finished 10th out of 17 teams Tuesday at the three-round Hartford Hawks Invitational. The Colonials totaled a 56-hole score of 57-over par 921 at the par-72 Bulls Bridge Golf Club in South Kent, Conn.
The University of Connecticut finished first as a team with a combined score of 868 for four-over par. The Huskies’ Jeb Buchanan won the individual title with a score of 213 for three-under par.
The second round - suspended Monday afternoon due to an earlier fog delay - wrapped up Tuesday morning before the third and final round. The Colonials stood in 12th place with a two-round total of 619 and improved 10 spots with a third-round 14-over team total of 302.
"These guys were tired," said head coach Terry Shaffer. "We will be much better prepared for 36 holes the next time around."
Senior Andres Pumariega was tied for 29th with a 6-over par 150 through two rounds, but shot an impressive 1-over 73 in the third round for 7-over 223. Classmate Martin Liu fired a 2-over 74 in the third round for his lowest score of the tournament to finish 49th overall with a total of 15-over 231.
Senior Taylor Fuqua finished 61st with a total of 19-over 235 following a third-round 4-over 76, his low round of the event. Junior Brennan Wallman finished 68th with a total of 21-over 237 and freshman Jack Persons landed 82nd with a three-round 29-over 245.
The Colonials next compete Monday, Oct. 17, when the squad heads to Morganton, N.C., for the Donald Ross Intercollegiate Invitational.