Blue Demons Travel to Florida for Ron Smith USF Invite
CHICAGO The DePaul golf team heads South to Florida for the 17th annual Ron Smith USF Invitational at Lake Jovita Golf & Country Club in Dade City, Fla. The tournament is a three-day, three-round event at the course that also serves as host of the 2009 BIG EAST Championship later this season.
The 24-team field features seven BIG EAST programs with Friday’s first round starting at 7:45 a.m. ET followed by 8 a.m. ET tee times on Saturday and Sunday. Joining the Blue Demons at Lake Jovita are host USF, Arkansas State, Austin Peay, Baylor, Cincinnati, Columbus State, Connecticut, Eastern Michigan, Florida Southern, Jacksonville State, Louisiana-Monroe, Louisville, Marquette, Middle Tennessee State, Missouri State, Missouri, Nebraska, Rhode Island, Seton Hall, South Alabama, Texas Tech, Troy and Xavier.
Recapping the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational: The DePaul golf team moved up two spots to end the third and final round of the UTSA Oak Hills Invitational in sixth place. Greg Doherty led the Blue Demons with a three-round total of 213 (72-69-72) to finish in a tie for ninth individually. The Blue Demons totaled a team score of 873 and moved up two spots in the team standings after settling in eighth following two rounds on the tournament’s first day. Texas Tech’s Chris Ward won the individual title with a three-round total of 11-under at 202. The Red Raiders won the team title with a combined 28-under score of 824. UT-Arlington finished second, 20 strokes behind Texas Tech and Texas State was third at eight-over. DePaul started the third round in eighth place and passed Wichita State and Stephen F. Austin for sixth out of the 14 teams competing in San Antonio.
Looking Ahead: DePaul travels to Arroyo Grande, Calif., to play in the Cal Poly Invitational at the Cypress Ridge Gold Course, Mar. 26-27. Following that tournament, the Blue Demons will be at the Marshall Invitational in Huntington, W. Va., before the adidas Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., April 11-12.