Golf Struggles at Xavier Invitational
Oct. 14, 2008
LOVELAND, OH - The George Washington Golf team combined to shoot a three-round 896 (307-287-302) to finish last in the 20-team Xavier Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the par-72, 6,921-yard Oasis Golf Course near Cincinnati. Eastern Kentucky won the event with a 846, five strokes ahead of runner-up Marquette (851).
For the third straight tournament, GW sophomore Brendan Barrack was the low Colonial with a 214 (75-69-70) that included a second-round 69 on Tuesday. He tied for 19th in the 104-player field. Barrack took advantage of the par-4 holes on which he averaged a sub-par 3.93 strokes.
Marquette's Mike Van Sickle was the individual medalist with a 17-under 199 (64-68-67), eight strokes ahead of Toledo's Nathan Wine (64-70-73--207).
In the same event last year, GW shot an 888 to place 17th.
The Colonials will close out the Fall portion of the 2008-09 schedule Oct. 27-28 in the 36-hole Sea Scape Collegiate hosted by Old Dominion University at Kitty Hawk, NC.