Sept. 7, 2014
ANNAPOLIS, Md. - ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Freshman Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) shot a three-under par 68 to win the Navy Fall Classic; his first collegiate event.The Georgetown University men's golf team shot a team score of 288 on Sunday to finish third overall at the Navy Fall Classic at the par-71 U.S. Naval Academy Golf Course.
Berman becomes the first Georgetown men's golfer to win the Navy Fall Classic since John Berg in 1992.
"Cole's win was special," Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. "He handled the pressure like an upperclassmen. His decision making made the difference. We can't wait to get to our next event."
The Hoyas improved by two strokes in the second round to finish 290-288 for a team score of 578 over the 36-hole tournament, moving up one spot to finish third in a 10-team field. Berman also improved by a stroke during the second round, finishing with a five-under par 137 for 36 holes. Georgetown trailed only Seton Hall and Delaware in the field of 10.
"I'm very proud of the guys this weekend," Hunter said. "Navy is not an easy golf course and we managed it well. We need to tighten up a few things, but a third place finish sets us in motion for good things to happen."
Senior Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) finished tied for tenth overall, after shooting an even par-71 on Sunday. Podufal finished with a two-over par 144 through 36 holes. Freshman Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.)) finished tied for 16th, finishing with a four-over par 144.
Sophomore Austin Rendell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) finished the tournament with an 11-over par 153, while freshman Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) rounded out the Hoya competitors with a 13-over par 155.
Georgetown returns to action at The Shoal Creek Invitational in Birmingham, Alabama on Monday, September 29.