May 1, 2018
BIG EAST Championship - Day 3
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University's men's golf team won its second conference championship in three years with a three-stroke victory at the BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship Presented by Jeep on Tuesday. The Hoyas shot a final round score of 291 to post a final score of 884 at the Callawassie Island Golf Club's Dogwood and Magnolia courses.
With the three-stroke victory over Marquette (887), the Hoyas won their second BIG EAST Championship in three years and the fourth in program history. Georgetown also won in 2016, 2010 and 1998.
Holding a two-stroke lead heading into the final round, Georgetown saw its advantage eclipsed by Marquette on the front nine. The Golden Eagles took an eight-stroke lead before the Hoyas began to battle back and even things up going into the final three holes. Steady leadership from GU's three senior captains helped seal the victory, as Cole Berman (Philadelphia, Pa./The Haverford School) and Sam Madsen (Madison, Wis./Edgewood/Cardinal Gibbons [Fla.]) shot even over the final three holes and Jack Musgrave (Chesterton, Ind./Andrean) posted a 1-under par in that span to close out the championship.
Three Hoyas finished in the top 10 of the event. Musgrave led the Hoyas with a three-round score of 217 to finish fourth overall and Eduardo Blochtein (Delray Beach, Fla./Spanish River) carded a final round 69 for a 54-hole total of 219 to finish fifth. Berman rounded out the group with a 224 to finish tied for 10th. Musgrave and Blochtein were both named to the All-Tournament Team for their efforts.
Patrick DiPasquale (Rochester, N.Y./McQuaid Jesuit) finished tied for 12th overall with a 226 total and Madsen finished tied for 34th with a 239.
The Hoyas (884) and Marquette (887) battled wire-to-wire while DePaul (900) and Seton Hall (902) finished third and fourth, respectively. Butler (913) was fifth, followed by Xavier (925), Villanova (930), St. John's (932) and Creighton (945).
Georgetown's NCAA Championship destination will be determined on Wednesday, May 2 at 6 p.m. when the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Selection Show is broadcast live on The Golf Channel. Sites for NCAA Regionals, slated for May 14-16, include Raleigh, North Carolina, Bryan, Texas, Columbus, Ohio, Kissimmee, Florida, Norman, Oklahoma and Stockton California.