After the Georgetown men’s golf team’s first event of the spring at the William & Mary Invitational, Head Coach Tommy Hunter said his team looked “rusty” coming off a long break since the end of the fall season. The Hoyas seemed to brush off some of that rust at the Fireline Towson Invitational last weekend, finishing in a tie for fourth place out of 17 teams, Georgetown’s best result since September 2010.

The Hoyas recorded a 54-hole tally of 53-over par, 917, as all five Georgetown golfers placed in the top 32 of the 92-player tournament. Georgetown and Kent State, the tournament’s champion, were the only two teams to have their entire tournament roster place in the top 32. Another encouraging sign for the Hoyas was the steady improvement they showed in improving from eighth to fourth place over the event’s three rounds.

Junior Brian Dorfman was the top player for the Blue and Gray in the tournament, firing a 10-over par 226, and tying for 14th. On the last day, Dorfman shot a 75 (+3) and moved up three places in the final round.

Another junior, Taylor Hall, also shot a 75 on the final day, his best round of the tournament. That three-over par performance gave Hall a total score of 13-over par 229 and a 22nd-place finish.

Georgetown’s other three golfers, sophomore Curtis Loop and senior co-captains Danny Hathway and Brandon Ellis, all shot 17-over par 233s, good enough to tie for 32nd. Ellis and Loop had identical final rounds, firing 8-over par 80s. Hathway, however, bettered Ellis and Loop with a 78 (+6) on the final day.

The Blue and Gray will compete again next Sunday in the Villanova Invitational, hosted by the White Manor Golf Club in Malvern, Pa.

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