Men's Golf in a Tie For Fifth After First Day
CHICAGO - A weather-shortened first day of action at the Georgetown Intercollegiate saw the DePaul golf team finish in a tie for fifth place. The competitors were only able to play one round as inclement weather and morning frost in the Washington, D.C. area shortened the first day to just 18 holes.
Greg Doherty leads the Blue Demons with a fifth-place showing through the first round. He shot a one-over 72 at The Members Club at Four Streams on Monday with a 34 on the front nine followed by a 38 on the back nine. Russell Budd and Ben Westley both fired a 76 (38-38) to finish in a group in 24th place while Charles Boucher is a stroke behind them in a tie for 29th after a 77 in his opening round. Michael Furci shot a 78 over his 18 holes and sits in a tie for 37th on the leaderboard.
Washington State leads the team standings with the top two individuals after a round of action. The Cougars posted a first-round total of 285. Hank Frame shot an impressive 68 and sits along at the top ahead of teammate Trent Sanders with a 69.
The Cougars are 11 strokes ahead of second-place teams UNC Greensboro and Richmong. Detroit is in fourth place at 299 while the Blue Demons and Campbell are tie for fifth with team totals of 301.
The 25th annual Georgetown Intercollegiate is scheduled for the final 18 holes on Tuesday. Play is scheduled to start at approximately 9:30 a.m. ET.