April 14, 2018
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Georgetown University's men's golf team finished the first day of the 42nd Rutherford Intercollegiate in ninth place after posting rounds of 299 and 295 for a total of 594.
Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) led the Hoyas with rounds of 72 and 74 to sit in a tie for 26th place. Patrick DiPasquale (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) carded a 75 and 73 to tie for 38th, Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons [Fla.]) shot 75 and 74 to tie for 48th and Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) posted rounds of 77 and 74 to tie for 58th place. Eduardo Blochtein (Delray Beach, Fla./Spanish River) shot matching 78s to tie for 66th.
Hardin Councill (High Point, N.C./Westchester Country Day), playing as an individual, matched Berman's rounds of 72 and 74 and is also tied for 26th.
Host Penn State leads the 12-team field at 556, followed by Oakland (564) and West Virginia (567) as the only three teams under par after two rounds. Loyola Maryland is fourth with 573, followed by Seton Hall (574) and Eastern Michigan (577). Rutgers (584), Dayton (585), Georgetown (594), Columbia (595), Cleveland State (597) and Binghamton (606) rounded out the standings on the first day.
Competition continues on Sunday for a final round of 18 holes. The Hoyas will tee off with the first group at 8 a.m. starting on hole one. Georgetown is paired with Dayton and Rutgers.
Following Georgetown's trip to the Keystone State, the Hoyas return to action at the BIG EAST Championships on April 29-May 1 at the Callawassie Golf Course in Callawassie Island, South Carolina.