Golf's Brian Carroll Wins Lehigh Don Mershon Classic
Freshman's 147 Carries GW to Victory
Oct. 15, 2002
TELFORD, PA - GW's Brian Carroll (Crystal Lake, IL/Crystal Lake South) became the second Colonial to win a tournament this month when he fired a 70-77-147 to capture the Don Mershon Classic Monday at the par-72, 6,859-yard Indian Valley Country Club in Telford, PA. Freshman Andrew Gallo (Thornhill, Ontario/Crescent) won the Temple Owl Invitational Oct. 6. Carroll's performance helped lead GW to the team title with a 298-308-606, nine strokes ahead of host Lehigh. Colgate was third with a 616. It marked the first GW team victory since the 1999 St. Bonaventure Invitational.
Carroll became just the fifth Colonial to win an individual tournament title in the last nine years and the second this month. Senior Michael Ball (Potomac, MD/Churchill) was the second-lowest Colonial finishing fourth with a two-round total 150 (75-75). Gallo was the third-best Colonial with a 153 (79-77).
Carroll joins an exclusive list of former Colonials who have won individual medalist honors during the last nine years: Ryan Day at Rehoboth Beach Invitational (Oct., 2000); Bryan Derdenger at Lehigh (Oct., 2000); Thomas Blankvoort twice (GW Invitational in April, 2001 and Rehoboth Beach Invitational in April, 2002) and Gallo (Temple Owl Invitational on Oct. 6, 2002).
Colonials' individual scores (75 total golfers):
1st Brian Carroll 70-77 - 147
T-3rd Michael Ball 75-75 - 150
T-7th Andrew Gallo 74-79 - 153
T-15th Dan Mirabella 79-77 - 156
T-45th Federico Guzman 80-83 - 163
Final Team Standings:
George Washington 298-308-606
Lehigh "B" 314-327-641
Long Island 325-324-649
La Salle 335-351-686
GW closes out the fall season at the Old Dominion SeaScape Intercollegiate, Oct. 30-31, at Kitty Hawk, NC.
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