Georgetown Set To Represent BIG EAST at NCAA Golf Regionals

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Georgetown is headed to College Station, Texas, to compete at the Traditions Golf Club in the NCAA Regionals beginning on May 20. The three-round event concludes on May 22. The Hoyas, who earned the conference's automatic bid, earned the No. 13 seed in the regional. Host Texas A&M is the No. 1 seed and the defending NCAA Champion. Texas Tech, Georgia (the SEC Champion), North Florida, TCU, Pepperdine (the West Coast Champion), Auburn, North Carolina, Baylor, Tulsa, Rice, Wichita State and Jackson State (the Southwestern Athletic Champion) round out the field.

At the BIG EAST Championship Georgetown was led to the title by senior Vincenzo Salina, who clinched the team win with an eight-foot putt for par on the 18th hole. The Hoyas hung on to win by one stroke with a 54-hole score of 21-over par 873. Salina, who was selected to the All-BIG EAST team, then hit a 25-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a four-man playoff to take medalist honors.

It is the first BIG EAST Championship for the Georgetown men's golf team since 1998 and the first conference title in any sport for Georgetown since the men's cross country team won the league title in 2008.

At the NCAA Regional the team's lineup in Texas will include junior Brandon Ellis, who earned All-BIG EAST honors this year after tying for fifth place at the BIG EAST Championship at 3-over par 216; junior Danny Hathway, who tied for 15th at the BIG EAST Championship at 6-over, 219; sophomore Brian Dorfman and sophomore Taylor Hall.

This is Georgetown's first appearance in the NCAA Tournament since 2004, when the Hoyas competed in the NCAA East Regional at the Yale University Golf Course in Connecticut.

Under the direction of BIG EAST Coach of the Year Tommy Hunter, who is completing his 25th year at the helm of the program, Georgetown will be making its fourth appearance in the NCAA Tournament. Georgetown also competed in the NCAAs in 1997 and 1998.

The top five teams from six different regionals, as well as the top five individuals not among the top five teams, will advance to the NCAA Division I Championship, being held at The Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.