Callawassie Island, SC, is Hoya country. One week after the Georgetown women’s golf team captured the Big East Women’s Golf Championship Presented by Jeep, the men followed up with a Big East title of its own.
Georgetown rallied in the final holes to edge Marquette by three strokes and take the Big East Men’s Golf Championship Presented by Jeep. The title is the men’s second in three years.
As the Big East champ, Georgetown earns an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Marquette is hoping for an at-large bid.
Marquette Freshman Takes Medalist Honors
Individually, Marquette freshman Hunter Eichhorn won medalist honors by carding a two-under-par 214 for the 54 holes. He shot an even-par 72 in the final round.
Georgetown, which led after the first and second rounds, fell behind by as many as eight strokes before coming back to earn the tournament crown.
DePaul took third place, 13 strokes behind Marquette.
“We were in a dogfight today,” said Georgetown coach Tommy Hunter, who won his fourth Big East title. “We talk about golf being 18 holes, not 14-15 holes. We never ever panicked. It’s just the nature of these guys. It’s maturity, too.”
Runner-up Chris Yeom paced fourth-place Seton Hall.
Big East Men’s Golf Championship
Top 5 Team Scores – Final
- Georgetown 289-309-291—884 +20
- Marquette 290-306-291—887 +23
- DePaul 309-293-298—900 +36
- Seton Hall 310-298-294—902 +38
- Butler 312-300-301—913 +49
Top 5 Individual Scores – Final
1. Hunter Eichhorn, Marquette 69-73-72—214 -2
T2. Chris Yeom, Seton Hall 74-71-71—216 E
T2. Matt Murlick, Marquette 70-78-68—216 E
4. Jack Musgrave, Georgetown 70-74-73—217 +1
5. Eduardo Blochtein, Georgetown 74-76-69—219 +3
About Callawassie Island
Set in the Carolina Lowcountry, Callawassie Island is a private, gated island community offering world-class Tom Fazio golf and a full complement of amenities. A half-mile causeway provides a relaxing, almost magical approach to the island, where peace and quiet are as plentiful as vibrant activity.
One of Tom Fazio’s earliest designs, the 27-hole Callawassie Island golf course meanders intimately along the river and salt marshes. And with a recent $4 million renovation, the three distinct nines play like new. Send me more information about Callawassie Island!