Golf takes fourth at invite

The GW men’s golf team placed fourth in the 13-team field at the Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational Monday. Originally scheduled as a 36-hole event, the invitational was shortened to 18 holes due to heavy rains.

The University of Maryland won the invitational with a team total of 295, 10 shots ahead of second-place United States Military Academy. Columbia University took third with a 306, and the host Colonials finished with a 310.

Sophomore Dan Mirabella led GW, shooting a three-over-par 75 to finish sixth. Freshman Jack Tyler shot a 76 to tie for 12th place, and freshman Raman Luthra and sophomore Andrew Gallo each shot a 77 to tie for 16th place. Sophomore Brian Carroll shot an 82 to finish in 39th.

“Brian Carroll, who has been our No. 1 player most of the year, didn’t play quite as well on Monday as he would have liked to,” said GW head coach Scott Allen. “But it was only one round. We would have liked to have beaten Maryland, but they beat us, which was a little bit disappointing.”

The Colonials were coming off a strong fifth-place finish last weekend at the Princeton Invitational. GW shot a combined 598, 11 strokes back from the first-place host.

Tyler led the Colonials individually in Princeton, shooting a combined 146 to finish ninth overall out of 120 players.

Allen said the Colonials have been playing well lately, despite not finishing in the top three.

“The fact is that we finished fifth (last weekend) and fourth this weekend and beat a lot of teams,” he said. “But it still kind of feels like we had a bad weekend. That tells you how far this program has gone.”

Coming up next for the Colonials is the Brotto Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville, Va., which will be held April 23-24.

“The next weekend we have the (University of Virginia) tournament, which is a big event for us; there’s going to be some Top 20 teams there,” he said. The weekend after that is (Atlantic 10s) and we’ll be probably one of the four or five teams that have a chance to win.”

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