Men’s golf competes at G.W. Invitational

Mark O'Neil

 The men’s golf team put up a strong performance for three days at the George Washington Invitational, held in Rehoboth Beach, Del. over the weekend.

Junior Conor Casey led the individual finishers at the invitational, finishing in a solo eighth place with a three-day total of 213, good for a total of three under par.  He was followed closely behind by junior Brendan Kelly, who finished in ninth place with a three-day total of 214.  

Sophomore Brian Colbert finished two places behind Kelly among the individual finishers, finishing in a tie for 11th.  He shot a three-day total of 216, even par for the tournament.     

Freshman Bret McGaughey finished in 26th place overall with a total of 222, while freshman Steve Skurla finished in a tie for 27th place, just a stroke behind, with a total of 223.  

Freshman Alex Penza rounded out the team with a tied-73rd finish, shooting a total of 239 for the tournament.  

The overall team competition was won by Missouri, who was led by Chris Johnson, the individual winner of the tournament, who finished with a total of 17 under par for the tournament.  

Missouri finished 32 shots ahead of second-place Yale.  

Casey opened with a three over par round of 75, but finished strong with rounds of 67 and 71. Kelly played steady through his three rounds, shooting scores of 72, 70 and 72 to finish just a shot behind Casey.  

This was his first tournament of the year, and he was the highest finisher from a team not named Missouri or Yale.

For his efforts in the tournament, Casey was named the Big East Golfer of the Week on Tuesday morning. 

The team will next travel to Princeton, N.J. for the Princeton Invitational.  The two-day event will take place April 10-11.