Golf Takes Seventh Place at BIG EAST Championship
HEBRON, Ky. The DePaul men’s golf team earned a seventh place finish as the 2008 BIG EAST Conference Championship drew to a close on Tuesday. Sophomore Greg Doherty paced the Blue Demons and tied for 14th in the individual standings following the three-round tournament at Traditions Golf Club.
Doherty carded a final round of 74 on Tuesday after shooting a 72 on Sunday and a 76 on Monday. His 54-hole score of 222 locked him in a three-way tie for 14th place with Dave Sampson and John Zur of Seton Hall.
Junior Cory Blenkush trailed Doherty by two strokes as he finished the tournament in a seven-way tie for 18th place with a score of 224. Blenkush posted a final round of 76 on Tuesday after delivering scores of 77 on Monday and 71 on Sunday. Senior Will Cumberland placed 32nd with a three-round score of 229 (79+71+79).
Senior Matthew McMahon shot a final round of 74 on Tuesday, finishing in a three-way tie for 33rd place with a 54-hole total of 230. Junior Nick Martin rounded out DePaul’s showing as he landed in a four-way tie for 53rd place with a score of 238 (80+79+79).
Marquette swept both the individual and team titles. Ted Gray led the field of 60 individuals with a five-under-par total of 211, while the Golden Eagles topped the team standings with a combined score of 874. Louisville placed second with a score of 876 and Seton Hall took third place with a tally of 887.
Notre Dame followed in fourth place with a score of 889, St. John’s earned fifth place with a sum of 893, and USF took sixth place with a total of 903. The Blue Demons trailed the Bulls with a score of 905. Georgetown placed eighth with a score of 908 and Cincinnati followed in ninth place with a total of 909. Team scoring was rounded out by Connecticut (913), Villanova (920) and Rutgers (938).