GW Golf Invitational Tees Off Friday-Saturday, Mar. 18-19
Tournament's 8-Team Field to Battle for NCAA Bids
March 18, 2011
BETHANY BEACH, DE -- The 13th annual George Washington Golf Invitational, hosted by The George Washington University, tees off today with 36 holes and will continue tomorrow with 18 holes at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Bethany Beach, DE. Bear Trap Dunes is a par-72, 6,834-yard course.
The tournament will host several of the northeast's top teams and several teams from this event aim to qualify for the NCAA Regionals in 2011 either as conference champions or as at-large selections.
The event will be contested over 54 holes with 36 holes played Friday and 18 holes played Saturday on the Grizzly and Kodiak nines. Teams will tee off in a shotgun start at 8:30 a.m. each day.
The GW Invitational had been held at Swan Point Golf Club in Issue, MD, for seven straight years before moving to Bear Trap Dunes on the Delaware Shore five years ago. Previous winners of the tournament returning to compete this year are the host Colonials of George Washington (2004 and Penn (2006, `07). The Quakers are coached by GW alumnus and former GW golf coach, Scott Allen ('94).
Last year's event was won by Missouri which posted an 820 and defeated runner-up Yale (852) by 32 strokes. Missouri took the top three individual spots led by Chris Johnson who won medalist honors with a 199 (66-68-65) to defeat Tiger teammate William Harrold six strokes last year. GW placed fourth at last year's tournament led by Tyler Wendelken's 218 (tie-13th) and Cole Turner and Max Hamm who tied for 17th place, each with 219s.
Spectators are welcome. Visit the Bear Trap Dunes pro shop for a tournament package with rosters and pairings. Call (302) 537-5600 for more information or visit: www.beartrapdunes.com.
The 2011 GW Invitational Field:
George Washington (host) - 2006 NCAA East Regional Participant; 2004 champion
Hofstra - placed 16th in 2010 GW Invitational
Holy Cross - placed 11th in 2010 GW Invitational
Monmouth - placed 9th in 2010 GW Invitational
Pennsylvania - two-time champion (2006 & 2007), 2007 Ivy League Champion
Rider - placed 8th in 2010 GW Invitational
Yale - runners-up in 2010 GW Invitational