April 28, 2018
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's golf team travels to Callawassie Island, South Carolina as it looks to win its second BIG EAST Championship in the past three seasons. The Hoyas previously won the 2016 title at the Callawassie Island Golf Club's Dogwood and Magnolia courses.
The three-day, 54-hole tournament will begin on Sunday, April 29 and conclude on Tuesday, May 1. Links to live results will be available on www.GUHoyas.com.
"We are excited to return to Callawassiee Island for the 2018 BIG EAST Championship," Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. "The golf course is challenging, yet very fair - it demands our focus on every shot."
Led by a trio of senior captains, all five players representing the Blue & Gray in the Palmetto State have played in at least 17 rounds this season. Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons [Fla.]) paces the Hoyas with a 72.54 stroke average while Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) is hot on his trail with a 73.63 average. Both seniors posted first place finishes this season with Berman advancing to a three-hole playoff at the 33rd Georgetown Intercollegiate and Madsen claiming medalist honors at the ECU Intercollegiate.
Eduardo Blochtein (Delray Beach, Fla./Spanish River) has a 74.00 stroke average, Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) averages 74.13 and Patrick DiPasquale (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) cards a 74.65 average.
As a team, Georgetown has posted four top-five finishes in eight tournaments this season. The Hoyas won the 33rd Georgetown Intercollegiate, finished second at the ECU Intercollegiate, placed fourth at the George Mason Patriot Invitational and was fifth at the FAU Spring Championship. Georgetown also posted its best par-72 score in program history with a 276 (-12) in the final round at Florida Atlantic.
The Hoyas finished in third-place at the BIG EAST Championship last season, posting a three-round score of 901 to finish just two strokes behind the eventual winner Marquette. Berman placed fifth with a score of 219 while Madsen tied for seventh at 224.
Georgetown has won three BIG EAST Championships in program history. Along with their tournament title in 2016, the Hoyas also won in 2010 and 1998.
5. Patrick DiPasquale
4. Eduardo Blochtein
3. Jack Musgrave
2. Sam Madsen
1. Cole Berman