GW Golf Invitational Set for Friday-Saturday, Mar. 19-20
March 19, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC -- The 12th annual George Washington Golf Invitational, hosted by The George Washington University, will be held Friday-Saturday, March 19-20, 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 2009 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. 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 four years ago. Previous winners of the tournament returning to compete this year are the host Colonials of George Washington (2004), Penn (2006, `07) and the defending champion Rhode Island Rams. The Quakers are coached by GW alumnus and former GW golf coach, Scott Allen ('94).
Last year's event was won by Rhode Island which defeated Longwood by four strokes. Originally scheduled as a 54-hole event, the 2009 tournament was shortened to 36 holes due to darkness. Delaware's Justin Martinson won medalist honors by edging both GW's Brandon Rukin and URI's Mark Stevens by one stroke among individuals last year.
Spectators are welcome. Visit the Bear Trap Dunes pro shop for a tournament package with rosters and pairings. Contact GW head coach Terry Shaffer (202-994-5969) for more information or visit: www.beartrapdunes.com.
The 2010 GW Invitational Field: