GW Golf Invitational Set for March 25-26
March 25, 2006
WASHINGTON, DC -- The eighth annual George Washington Golf Invitational, hosted by The George Washington University, will be held Saturday-Sunday, March 25-26, at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Bethany Beach, DE. Bear Trap Dunes is a par-72, 6,761-yard course. The tournament will host several of the top teams in the Mid-Atlantic and New England regions who are battling for a limited number of NCAA Tournament at-large bids. The Mid-Atlantic Region, of which GW is a member, receives four NCAA bids and the New England Region receives three bids.
The event will be contested over 36 holes with 18 holes played each day. The GW Invitational had been held at Swan Point Golf Club in Issue, MD, for the last seven years before moving to Bear Trap Dunes this year.
Saturday's round gets underway with 8:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. shotgun starts and a 1:00 p.m. shotgun start. Three teams that have participated in recent NCAA tournaments highlight the field. The host Colonials of George Washington will look to earn an NCAA bid after winning the event in 2004. Defending champion Villanova returns as does Iona which won the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship in 2000, `01 and `03 and participated in the 2000, `01 and `03 NCAA Championships. St. John's competed in the NCAA Regionals in 2001 and `02. Defending champion Joseph Kim of Columbia returns to defend his title.
Spectators are welcome. Visit the Bear Trap Dunes pro shop for a tournament package with rosters and pairings. Contact GW Head Coach Scott Allen (202-994-5969) for more information.
The 2006 GW Invitational Field: