The Georgetown contingency celebrates Big East title
(University of Georgetown Photo)
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, SC (May 3, 2016) - Inclement weather forced the completion of the second round until today but that didn't stop Georgetown (E) from capturing the Big East title after a long day of golf. Second round play resumed at 8:00 a.m. this morning at the Callawassie Island Golf Community with the third round following.
Despite the delays the elements could do nothing to slow down the Hoyas as they won by 27-strokes over second place Xavier (+27). Third place DePaul (+32) was another five behind of Georgetown.
For Georgetown this was their third Big East Championship in program history. Their previous titles came in 1998 and most recently in 2010.
"We really have a young group, but they stayed positive throughout the tournament," said head coach Tommy Hunter to a Georgetown athletics representative. "They had to battle through a lot. We had the weather delay at the end of the second round, but they came out strong early today. I thought that's where we won the tournament. We chipped and putted well and that's what you need to do at Callawassie."
The Hoyas were led by four top-10 finishers with sophomore Sam Madsen (-3) in second place leading the way. Madsen shot rounds of 70-70-73 and improved on his 9th place finish in last years Big East Championship.
Behind Madsen the Hoya players to finish inside the top-10 were sophomore Cole Berman (-2) tied for third, freshman Harrison Rhoades (+3) tied for fifth and sophomore Jack Musgrave (+6) tied for ninth.
The medalist winner was the 36-hole leader Lloyd Jefferson Go of Seton Hall. Go, 6-under for the tournament, became the third Pirate player to win a Big East title and first since Eugene Smith in 2000. The junior used a Callawassie Island course record 7-under 65 to propel him to victory. In the second round Go only bogeyed only two holes while birdieing nine, including four of the first five.
Go started the day with a seven-stroke lead and eased his way to victory with a three bogey 3-over 75.
-Georgetown and Seton Hall athletics contributed to this story
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