Golfers Finish Ninth at Whiting Turner Towson Invitational
April 2, 2013
GRASONVILLE, Md. -- After beginning the final round in a tie for 14th place, the Navy golf team shaved off 6 strokes from its second round score to finish in a three-way tie for ninth at the 54-hole Whiting Turner Towson Invitational played at Prospect Bay Country Club. The Mids opened the tournament with a 22-over par 310, but dropped back in that standings on Monday when they posted a 30-over par 318. Navy regrouped in Tuesday's final round to turn in a 24-over par 312 and secure a top-10 finish with a 76-over par 940.
William & Mary (291-292-305=888) won the team title by 25 stroke over Loyola (302-302-309=913), while Rutgers (300-304-310=914) fell in at third followed by Indiana University of Pennsylvania (305-298-315=918) in fourth and Central Connecticut State (308-313-310=931) in fifth. The Mids finished tied with Fairleigh Dickinson (313-307-320) and Lehigh (313-316-311) and were just 2 strokes behind eighth-place Seton Hall (313-307-318=938).
The Tribe had three players finish among the top four, including Jeremy Wells who claimed medalist honors by shooting par (68-72-76=216).
Navy was paced by junior David Hall (Huntersville, N.C.) who essentially jumped from the bottom to the top in a matter of days. Hall got off to a rough start, posting an 8-over par 80 in the opening round. He trimmed 2 strokes off his score in the second round and turned in the Mids' low score of the final round with a 4-over par 76. Hall finished the tournament in 37th place with an 18-over par 234.
Sophomore August Jonas (Jacksonville, Fla.) sandwiched his middle round 10-over par 82 with a pair of 77s to placed 44th with a 20-over par 236.
Junior Chris House (Raleigh, N.C.) and freshman Zeke Shaffer (Radford, Va.) tied for 49th as the pair posted a 22-over par 238. Like Jonas, House also struggled in Monday's second round with a 10-over par 82. House was able to rally and turned in a 6-over par 78 over the final 18 holes. Shaffer, meanwhile, got off to a fantastic start with a 3-over par 75 in the first round. However, he added scores of 80 and 83 over the next two rounds to fall in the standings.
Rounding out the lineup for the Mids was rookie Garrett Moyer (Annapolis, Md.) who placed 58th with a 23-over par 239.
The Mids will be off this weekend, but return to the links April 13-14 when they compete at the Princeton Invitational.
### Go Navy ###