Golf Heads to Our Nation’s Capitol

Wil De Revere

Last weekend, the golf team headed to Washington D.C. for the George Washington Invitational tournament, its first event of the spring season. The event was split into three rounds, which were all played at the Bear Trap Dunes Golf Course. The first two rounds were par-72’s and the final round was a nine-hole par-36. In the first round of play, the team shot a collective 332. Senior Ricky Hayes shot a six-over-par 78. Sophomore David Ake came away from the first day of action with a nine-over-par 81. In round two, the Raiders were once again led by Hayes, who shot a solid three-under-par 69 on the day. The men finished the second round with a total score of 313, a 19-stroke improvement over their first round of play. In third round action, the team finished with a combined score of 158, placing their total score for the tournament at 803, which was 65 strokes behind first-place Maryland’s score of 738. The team finished 16th out of 20 teams that participated in the tournament. The highest individual finisher for the Raiders was Hayes, who placed seventh overall with a total score of 185. The team had four other players who achieved scores in the top 100. The golf team’s next event is on April 5th in New Haven, Connecticut, when the team will compete in the Yale Spring Opener.