BIG EAST Golf Weekly Notebook - March 30

Providence, R.I. - Six BIG EAST men's golf teams and seven women's teams will take the course this weekend with just a few weeks left of the season before the BIG EAST Championship. The 2011 BIG EAST Golf Championship will be held at Innisbrook Resort & Golf Club April 16-19 in Palms Harbor, Fla.
 
Where they will be this week...
Men
Mizzou Invitational April 4-5 (Columbia, Mo.): Cincinnati, DePaul
Villanova Invitational April 3-4 (Malvern, Pa.): Georgetown, Villanova
University Club Intercollegiate April 2-3 (Baton Rouge, La.): Notre Dame
Penn Invitational April 4 (Philadelphia, Pa.): Rutgers
Idle: Connecticut, Louisville, Marquette, St. John's, Seton Hall, USF
 
Women
2011 Hall of Fame Classic April 4-5 (St. Augustine, Fla.): Cincinnati
Hoya Invitational April 4-5 (Beallsville, Md.): Georgetown, Rutgers, St. John's, Seton Hall
Indiana Invitational April 4-5 (Columbia, Ind.): Louisville
Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic April 1 (Athens, Ga.): Notre Dame
Rebel Intercollegiate April 1-3 (Oxford, Miss.): USF
 
Men's Notes
Cincinnati: Cincinnati did not compete last week.In their last tournament,the Bearcats took 11th at the Seminole Intercollegiate on March 11-13. The Bearcats posted rounds of 296-296-294=886 to place 11th, three shots behind 10th-place Georgia State. Sophomore David Tepe was UC's top finisher, tying for 11th with rounds of 76-70-68 (214).
 
Cincinnati is next at the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on April 4-5.
 
Connecticut: Connecticut placed 14th at the FAU Spring Break Invitational at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. Junior Matthew Dziubina was the top finisher, placing 24th with a three-round score of 220 (+4).
 
The Huskies will compete at the New England Division I Championships hosted by Providence College. The event will take place at the Newport National Country Club in Newport, R.I., on April 9-10.
 
DePaul: After a two-week break, the Blue Demons participated in the FAU Spring Break Championships last week at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. The squad finished sixth, its highest finish in a tournament this season. The team success was driven by freshman Moritz Ackerhans, who placed second individually with rounds of 69, 69 and 73 to shoot a 211 for the tournament. Ackerhans shot the lowest single-round total (69), lowest 54-hole total (211) and had the highest finish (second) of any DePaul golfer this season.
 
The Blue Demons head to the Mizzou Invitational in Columbia, Mo., on April 4-5.
 
Georgetown: Junior Brian Dorfman tied for 14th and all five student-athletes placed in the top 32 of a 92-player field as the Hoyas earned their best result since the first tournament of the season in September. The squad completed the Fireline Towson Invitational in a tie for fourth place with a 54-hole score of 53-over par, 917. Dorfman went on to shoot a 226 (+10) to lead GU.
 
The Hoyas will have a week off before hitting the links again next Sunday when they participate in the Villanova Invitational, held at the White Manor Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.
 
Louisville: The Cardinals tied for second at the 17 team UALR/First Tee Classic held at the Chenal Country Club in Little Rock, Ark. The Cardinals shot 295-293-302=890 en route to their best finish this spring during the two day event. They finished eight shots behind Missouri who shot an 882.
 
Junior Justin Dorward captured the Cardinals' best finish of the season, placing second in the field of 93. He shot a three-round total of 214.
 
Louisville is idle this week. UofL returns to action at the Irish Creek Collegiate in Charlotte, N.C., on April 9-10.

Marquette: Marquette finished in a tie for eighth place at the FAU Spring Break Invitational at Gleneagles Country Club in Delray Beach, Fla. The team finished with a three-round total of 894. Senior Kelly Kretz led the way with a score of 218, including a final round score of 71 (-1).

Marquette has this week off before competing in the Hoosier Invitational on April 8-10.

Notre Dame: Notre Dame did not compete last week. In their last time out, the Irish finished in 12th place (of 15 teams) at the 32nd annual Schenkel Invitational at Forest Heights Country Club. The Irish final round saw them post a 22-over-par 310 to finish the tournament with a three-round total of 888. The team's best round came on the second day, as the squad carded 287. Individually, senior Tom Usher led the Irish at the tournament, finishing tied for 20th at two over par (218).
 
The Irish will participate in the University Club Intercollegiate in Baton Rouge, La., on April 2-3.

Rutgers: Rutgers placed 16th with a 962 (314-320-328) team score at the Fireline Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club. Freshman Doug Walterspaced the scarlet Knights, carding a 236 (75-82-79) on the par 72, 6,659 yard course to tie for 51st.

Senior Chris Framealso performed well in the 17-team event, shooting a 237 (81-76-80) to tie for 56th in the 92-player field. He had nine birdies, the fourth highest total in tournament.

The Scarlet Knights return to the links at the Penn Invitational on April 4 in Philadelphia, Pa.

St. John's: The Red Storm did not compete last week. In its last tournament, St. John's withdrew from the Folino Invitational on March 22 after the pace of play in the 10-team field conflicted with the team's travel arrangements.

The Red Storm entered the day tied for fifth place after shooting 291-301=592 (+24). Cal Poly won the event with a 292-291-284--867 (+15). Cal Poly's Geoff Gonzalez took the individual title with a 72-70-70--212 (-1).

After the first two rounds, freshman Ryan McCormick was in a six-way tie for first place, shooting 69-73=142 (E). McCormick's opening-round
2-under 69 tied for the third-best round of the tournament. McCormick eagled hole No. 1 in the first round and recorded birdies on Nos. 6, 9, 11 and 17. In the second round, he eagled hole No. 5 and birdied holes No. 1 and 10.
The Red Storm next compete in the River Landing Intercollegiate April 8-9 at River Landing Country Club.
Seton Hall:Seton Hall tied for fourth place among 17 teams competing at the Fireline Towson Invitational. The Pirates shot the third-best second round team score with an 11-over-par, 299, to jump from an eighth place tie following round two to a fourth-place standing.  For the three-round event, Seton Hall fired a 53-over-par, 308-299-310=607. Junior John Dawson Neufeldled the Pirates with a 10-over-par, 76-73-77=226.
The Pirates are idle this week. The team next competes at the River Landing Intercollegiate in Wallace, N.C. on April 8-9.
USF: USF finished 14th at the FAU Spring Break Championship over the weekend with a three-day total of 912 strokes. Devin Hernandez was the low individual scorer for the Bulls with a three-day total of 227 strokes. He finished in a tie for 44th
 
The Bulls next tournament is the BIG EAST Championships, which they host April 17-19 at Innisbrook Golf Resort.

Villanova: Villanova finished tied for 13th at the NIT Invitational at the OMNI Tucson National Golf Club in Tucson, Ariz. The team finished with a three-round total of 916 (+50). Junior Brian Colbert was the top finisher, tying for 31st with a 226 (+12).

Villanova hosts the Wildcat Invitational beginning on April 3 at White Manor Country Club in Malvern, Pa.

Women's Notes

Cincinnati: The Bearcats hosted the UC Spring Invitational at the Plantation Golf Resort and Spa in Crystal River, Fla., next weekend. The team placed 10th with an overall score of 927. Freshman Olivia Dose was the top finisher for the Bearcats, tying for 20th with rounds of 78, 75 and 75 to finish with a three-round total of 228.

UC is next in action at the 2011 Hall of Fame Classic on April 4-5 in St. Augustine, Fla.

Georgetown: Georgetown did not compete last week. In its last tournament, the Hoyas placed ninth at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate March 19-20 in Williamsburg, Va. Georgetown fired a two-round score of 644 (+68). The team was led by Joan Dulieu, who tied for eighth with rounds of 77 and 78 to finish at 11 over par (155).
 
The team next hosts the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md., on March 4-5.
 
Louisville: The Cardinals tied for ninth at the Bryan National Collegiate last weekend. The team shot a three-round total of 929. Senior Laura Anderson shot a three-round total of 226, finishing tied for 16th to lead Louisville. Senior Sara-Maude Juneau shot a a 228 to tie for 19th overall.
 
Louisville takes part in the Indiana Invitational on April 4-5.
 
Notre Dame: The No. 24 Irish won the team title at the John Kirk/Panther Intercollegiate in Stockbridge, Ga. The Irish registered a three-round total of 888 (+24) to earn the honor. The team shot rounds of 298, 293 and 297 to win by 17 strokes over Maryland.
 
Junior Becca Huffer led the team in second place, carding a 54-hole total of 211 (-5). Huffer's second-place finish marked her top finish this season, as well as her career-best 54-hole total. The junior's previous top score was a 217 at the 2008 LSU classic.
 
The Irish return to action Friday, April 1 at the Liz Murphey Collegiate Classic at the University of Georgia Golf Course in Athens, Ga.
Rutgers:Rutgers finished 17th with a 954 (312-314-328) team score at the UC Spring Invitational at the Plantation Golf Resort in Delray Beach, Fla. Junior Lizzy Carlpaced the Scarlet Knights, carding a 235 (75-78-82) to place tied for 53rd.

Senior Jeanne Watersalso performed well. The team captain shot a 236 (77-79-80) to finish tied for 56th in the 121-player field.

The Scarlet Knights return to the links for the Hoya Invitational on April 4-5 in Beallsville, Md.

St. John's: The Red Storm had their dual match against Columbia canceled last week. In the team's last tournament, St. John's took second place in the C&F Bank Intercollegiate after carding a two-round total of 616 at Ford's Colony Country Club's Blackheath Course. Sebin Kim and Harin Lee led the way for the Red Storm, tying for second.

The Red Storm finished 10 strokes behind Yale, which led all 22 teams with a 296-310=606 (+30). Pennsylvania rounded out the top three at 49-over 625.

Kim and Lee each shot 74-74=148 (+2) on the weekend, finishing six strokes back of Yale's Seo Hee Moon, who won with a 66-76=142 (-2). Kim led the 112-player field with six birdies and played her best golf on the par 4s with a 4.00 (E) scoring average. Lee led all individuals with 26 pars and tied for the best showing on par 5s with a 4.75 (-2) scoring average.

The Red Storm will next compete in the Hoya Invitational on April 4-5 in Beallsville, Md.

Seton Hall:Seton Hall tied for 20th at the UC Spring Invitational at Plantation Golf Resort in Delray Beach, Fla. Freshman Christina Cantu led the team in 26th-place, firing a three round total of 230. The Pirates finished with a team score of 964.

Seton Hall next competes at the Hoya Invitational in Beallsville, Md., on April 4-5.

USF: USF team had the last two weekends off, but returns to action at the Rebel Intercollegiate hosted by Ole Miss this weekend. It is the Bulls' last tournament before hosting the BIG EAST Championships at Innisbrook Golf Resort from April 17-19.