April 19, 2015
UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. - Freshman Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons (Fla.)) finished with a one-under par 212 over three rounds to tie for first place, before falling in a one-hole playoff to Binghamton's Jack Sedgewick, as the Georgetown University men's golf team finished fourth overall at the Rutherford Intercollegiate hosted by Penn State University.
Madsen, who finished with a pair of three-under par 69 rounds on the first day of competition on Saturday, shot a two-over par 74 on Sunday to clinch the best finish of his collegiate career at the par-72, 7,228 yard Penn State Golf Course - Blue Course.
"Sam played quality golf all weekend and ended up tied for the medalist position at the Rutherford hosted by Penn State," Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. "Although he lost on the first sudden death hole, Sam felt all the things he needs to feel in order to win in the future. We are very proud of him!"Â
The Hoyas carded a third round team score of 301 to finish with a 41-over par 893, good for fourth place overall. The Blue & Gray turned in a team score of two-over par 290 in the second round to jump from a tie for seventh into sole possession of fourth place, where they were able to hold on. Host Penn State won the team title with a team score of 16-over par 868.
Sophomore Austin Rendell (Winnetka, Ill./New Trier) finished tied for 28th overall, shooting a 13-over par 226. Rendell shot a personal-best even par 72 in Saturday's second round before concluding the tournament with a three-over par 75 on Sunday.
Freshman Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) shot a personal-best two-over par 74 in the final round to finish at 14-over par 227 over three rounds to tie for 31st place. Freshman Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) finished with an 18-over par 231 tied for 46th place.
Senior Greg Podufal (Erie, Pa./Cathedral Prep) shot a one-over par 73 in the second round, but slipped by six strokes in the third to finish with a 21-over par 234 for a tie for 54th place.
Sophomore Andrew Rudy (San Diego, Calif./Torrey Pines), playing independently, finished tied for 51st overall after shooting a 19-over par 232. Rudy turned in a two-over par 74 in the first round, before following with a pair of seven-over par 79 rounds.
Georgetown will travel to the Callawassie Island Golf Club in Charleston, South Carolina for next week's BIG EAST Championships. The three-round league championship begins on Sunday, April 27 and concludes on Tuesday, April 29.