GW Golf Set for Nearby Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational
Colonials Begin Stretch Run to 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship
March 27, 2014
WASHINGTON - With the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship approaching at the end of April, GW golf will look to get dialed in at its most local regular season event at the Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational, March 31-April 1.
Due to poor weather and course conditions at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md., Sunday's first round was cancelled and will not be made up. The event will be shortened to 36 holes and Monday's round is scheduled to be played at Hog Neck Golf Club in Easton, Md., beginning with a 12 p.m. shotgun start. The tournament will then revert back to Prospect Bay for Tuesday's final 18 holes.
GW will be part of a 22-team field consisting of mostly northeastern schools except for Northern Colorado. Host Towson will field two teams alongside the Colonials and California (Pa.), Central Connecticut State, Colgate, Fairfield, Fairleigh Dickinson, Hofstra, Indiana (Pa.), Iona, Long Island, Rider, Robert Morris, Sacred Heart, Seton Hall, Siena, St. Bonaventure, St. Peter's, UMES and VCU.
First-year Head Coach Chuck Scheinost will send six Colonials to compete against the field at Prospect Bay's par-72, 6,659-yard layout. Senior Benton Kircher, junior Jack Persons, sophomores Michael Helton and Steve Piela, and freshman Michael Heda will comprise GW's five-man team, while freshman Lucas Farmer will play as an individual.
GW will compete in one more regular season tournament - the Greenbrier Invitational in White Sulphur Spring, W.V. - in mid-April before heading to Tampa, Fla., for the A-10 Championship on April 25-27 at TPC Tampa.