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Men's Golf in Lead After First Day at BIG EAST Championship

April 29, 2018

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WASHINGTON - Georgetown University holds a one stroke lead over defending champion Marquette after the first day of action at the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship Presented by Jeep on Sunday. The Hoyas shot an opening round score of 289 to lead the nine-team field and has three golfers with top-10 scores to begin the 54-hole event title at the Callawassie Island Golf Club's Dogwood and Magnolia courses.

"The course played hard today," Georgetown Head Coach Tommy Hunter said. "The winds swirled and made shot selection difficult. The guys were very patient and respected the golf course."

Senior Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) shares the lead after 18 holes with a 3-under par 69. Fellow senior Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) is hot on his trail and is tied for third with a 2-under 70.

"Cole and Jack were special out there today," continued Hunter. "We look to continue our success and will play as hard as we can tomorrow."

Sophomore Eduardo Blochtein (Delray Beach, Fla./Spanish River) sits tied for seventh with an opening round 74. Patrick DiPasquale (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) shot a 76 to tie for 17th and Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons [Fla.]) carded a 78 to tie for 22nd.

Georgetown has now led after the first round of each of the past three BIG EAST Championships. The Hoyas won the 2016 title and posted a third place finish by just two strokes a year ago.

With its opening round score of 289, the Blue & Gray holds a one stroke lead over defending champion Marquette (290). Villanova and DePaul are tied for third at 309, followed by Seton Hall (310), Butler (312), Xavier (313) and St. John's (314). Creighton rounds out the first round competitors at 321.

Monday's action begins at 9:40 a.m. for the Hoyas with Madsen teeing off first, followed by DiPasquale, Blochtein, Musgrave and Berman in 10-minute intervals. Live results can be found at www.GUHoyas.com.

Round 2
9:40 a.m. - Sam Madsen
9:50 a.m. - Patrick DiPasquale
10:00 a.m. - Eduardo Blochtein
10:10 a.m. - Jack Musgrave
10:20 a.m. - Cole Berman

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