GW Golf Unveils Competitive 2013-14 Schedule
Coach Scheinost, Colonials Set for 11 Events
Aug 14, 2013
WASHINGTON - The GW golf team will compete in 10 regular-season tournaments in the lead up to the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship at TPC Tampa Bay in April, first-year Head Coach Chuck Scheinost announced on Wednesday.
"To be the best, we need to play the best, so we've stepped up the level of competition in our schedule to help us reach our goals within the A-10 and nationally," said Coach Scheinost. The Colonials will compete in five events in the fall - including three holdover tournaments from a season ago - and five new events in the spring prior to the A-10 Championship.
The team makes its debut under Coach Scheinost on Sept. 16 and 17 at the Adams Cup of Newport hosted by the University of Rhode Island at Newport National Golf Club in Middletown, R.I. Newport National was voted as New England's top course for four straight years from 2009-12, and the 15-team field will consist of the host Rams as well as five teams from Florida.
GW will then make its first appearance at the VCU Shootout on Sept. 23 and 24 at Hermitage Country Club's Manakin Course in Manakin-Sabot, Va. The 12-team field will feature 2013 NCAA Regional participants Virginia Tech, Iowa State, Maryland and Richmond.
The Colonials return to Old Dominion's Outer Banks Intercollegiate at the Kilmarlic Golf Club in Powells Point, N.C., on Oct. 20-22 for the 34th annual installment of the tournament.
The following week GW will head to Greenville, N.C., for East Carolina's Pirate Intercollegiate at Greenville Country Club's Brook Valley Course on Oct. 28 and 29.
The Colonials wrap up play for the fall on Nov. 3-5 in Charleston Southern's Wendy's Kiawah Classic on Kiawah Island, S.C. It marks the fourth straight year GW will compete in the event on the Jack Nicklaus-designed Turtle Point Golf Course, rated 48th on Golf Digest's 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses list. "This is always a popular event with great teams and will be a fantastic way to finish the fall season in a great location," said Coach Scheinost.
The five-event spring slate features a trio of tournaments hosted by teams that competed at NCAA Regionals in 2013 - Arizona, Florida State and Marshall - as Coach Scheinost aims to enhance GW's strength of schedule.
The spring season begins Jan. 27 and 28 at the Arizona Invitational on the newly built Sewailo Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. Designed by former PGA Tour professional Notah Begay III, Sewailo is set to open in 2013 and will measure 7,300 yards from its championship tees.
GW will have a busy second week of March with a pair of tournaments in the southeast - Appalachian State's Bash at the Beach in North Myrtle Beach, S.C., on March 10 and 11, and Florida State's Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla., on March 14-16. The host FSU Seminoles finished the 2012-13 season ranked 12th in the final Golf Coaches Association of America (GCAA) Top 25 after reaching the 2013 NCAA Championship.
The Colonials close the month at the Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club in Grasonville, Md., from March 30 to April 1.
GW players will conclude the regular season and tune up for the A-10 Championship at the Greenbrier Invitational jointly hosted by Bowling Green and Marshall at the Greenbrier Golf Resort in White Sulphur Springs, W.V., on April 14 and 15. "This will be a good test before A-10's and our guys will be able to gauge how good they are versus the best in the world on the same course used by the PGA Tour for the Greenbrier Classic," said Coach Scheinost.
The Colonials will then head to the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championship at the TPC Tampa Bay on April 25-27. After winning the 2012 conference crown, a Colonials' team consisting of two sophomores and three freshmen posted its best performance of the season in placing sixth at the 2013 A-10 Championship. Coach Scheinost will rely on seven returners and two newcomers to help GW compete for another A-10 title in 2014.
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