Oct. 21, 2014
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BEALLSVILLE, Md. - Freshman Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) won a one-hole playoff against William & Mary's Alex Hicks to claim the individual title at the 30th Annual Georgetown Intercollegiate at The Members Club at Four Streams on Tuesday afternoon.
Berman fired a two-under-par 69 in the final round to put him at two-under-par 140 for the tournament, forcing the playoff with Hicks. He shot par on the tenth hole to claim his second individual title of the fall season, after winning the Navy Invite in September.
"It was great to win with the entire team here," Berman said about winning the Hoyas' home tournament. "Today was a grind, I was playing well, but not making any putts, so luckily I had a chance to be in a playoff."
Berman came into the day two strokes off the lead after shooting an even-par 71 in the first round.
"I knew I had to shoot something in the 60's to win," Berman said. "Luckily 69 was enough. Throughout the day I didn't know if it would be enough, you need some things to go your way and today they did."
The Hoyas finished tied with Penn State at sixth overall in the 12-team field. After shooting a team 297 on Monday, the Blue & Gray improved by five strokes, shooting an eight-over-par 292 to finish at 589. Toledo won the team title, finishing with a one-over-par 569. Seattle University and William & Mary rounded out the top-three. Hicks finished second, as Toledo teammates Chris Selfridge, Otto Black and Stephen Watts tied for third overall at one-under-par 141.
"The guys continued to fight hard and we finally found some consistency," Georgetown Head Coach Tommy Hunter said of the team in the second round. "Overall we showed that we can compete with top-40 teams and that's a good sign for the coming spring."
Sophomore Austin Rendell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) turned in one of his best rounds of the fall, shooting a one-over-par 72 to finish tied for 27th overall with a final score of seven-over-par 149. Sophomore Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis,/Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.)) shot a three-over par 75 on Tuesday to tie Rendell for 27th place at 149.
Junior Raleigh Chapin's improved by two strokes in the second round, shooting a five-over-par 76 to help the Hoyas. He finished the tournament with a 12-over-par 154. Freshman Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) slid in the second round, turning in a score of 80 to finish at 13-over-par 155 after the final round.
Junior Matthew Moosavian (Westerville, Ohio/St. Charles Prep) led the Hoyas' playing in the tournament independently. He shot a seven-over-par 78 in the final round for a 157 over the two-day tournament. Senior captain Brian Tohir (New Canaan, Conn./New Canaan) shot a 10-over-par 81 to finish with a 162, while sophomore Andrew Rudy (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines) shot a 12-over-par 83 to finish at 167 at the Georgetown Intercollegiate.
The Hoyas' home tournament was their final competition before the spring season.