Persons Sets GW Men's Golf 54-Hole Scoring Mark at ODU/Outerbanks Collegiate
Freshman Leads Colonials with 9-Under 207 to Finish Fourth
Oct. 25, 2011
Persons, who opened with rounds of 68 and 70, bested GW alumnus Brian Carroll’s (’06) previous 36- and 54-hole marks of 139 and 210, both set in 2005, with a two-round total of 138 and Tuesday’s three-round total of 207.
“The team and I could not be happier for or more proud of Jack,” said head coach Terry Shaffer (’79). “This was an extremely talented pool of players, and to finish ahead of several top-notch guys says a lot about Jack and his ability.”
Persons shot under par in all three rounds of the event to pace the Colonials. He finished fourth overall, trailing only two players from Georgia, the 28th-ranked team in the country, and another from
As a team, GW finished fifth in the 18-team pack with a three-round total of 11-over 875 - ahead of Atlantic 10 foes
“We are really starting to gel as a team and I think this tournament proved how good we can be,” said Shaffer. “We keep getting better and better and I’m very impressed with how we played this week.”
Senior Andres Pumariega, who improved from 42nd place after round one to 15th on Monday, finished in a tie for 10th with an even-par total of 216. Pumariega shot a third-round score of 1-under 71 on Tuesday to climb into a top-10 finish.
Senior Brandon Rukin tied for 60th with a three-round 12-over 228 after firing a 6-over 78 on Tuesday. Senior Taylor Fuqua, who shot 5-over 77 Tuesday, finished in a tie for 65th with a total of 14-over 230. Classmate Martin Liu tied for 72nd with a three-round 16-over 232 after shooting 4-over 76 Tuesday.
GW returns to the links on Sunday, Oct. 30 at the three-day Kiawah Island Intercollegiate at the Turtle Point Golf Club in