The Mids shaved 5 strokes off their first-round score to finish 10th among 23 teams.
Navy stands tied for 15th through the first round.
Burke has been part of the Navy coaching staff since the spring of 2008.
2012 Navy Golf - PL Championship
A native of Cape May Court House, N.J., Burke arrived in Annapolis in the spring of 2007 as a member of the Academy’s Golf Professional Staff. A PGA Class “A” Professional since 2007, he joined the Mids’ coaching staff in the spring of 2008 where he has served as a volunteer assistant for Pat Owen.
Since his arrival, Navy has twice won the Patriot League Championship (2008, ‘12) and earned an automatic bid to the NCAA Regionals, while the Mids have also placed second three times (2009, ‘11, ‘13) during that time frame. Eleven different Midshipmen have garnered All-Patriot League honors, including Erich Schoen who earned Patriot League Player-of-the-Year accolades after taking the individual tournament crown in Burke’s first season and Chris House who took the title last spring and earned an automatic berth to play in the NCAA Baton Rouge Regional. Additionally, Navy has produced the league’s rookie of the year in three of the last six seasons (2008 Ben Hayes, 2009 Peter Reilly, 2011 David Hall).
Prior to his arrival at the Academy, Burke served internships at the Brentwood (Calif.) Country Club, the Seaview Marriott (N.J.), the Air Force Academy (Colo.) and Bandon Dunes (Ore.). A proven master of the links, Burke passed the PGA Playing Ability Test on his first attempt.
Burke is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University, earning his bachelors degree in Professional Golf Management.