George Mason Holds 3rd Patriot

George Mason Holds 3rd Patriot

Intercollegiate Golf Invitational

George Mason Patriot's Golf Team

George Mason Patriot's Golf Team Terrance Moran/The Connection

George Mason University held it’s third Annual Intercollegiate Golf Invitational on Sept. 27-29 at Laurel Hill Golf Course in Fairfax. Seventeen college teams accepted George Mason’s invitation and fielded a total of 104 players.

The event was held at Laurel Hill Golf Course, the site for the U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship hosted in 2013.

Each collegiate team fielded five members. Individual scores were used to tabulate first and second place team finishes. Additionally, individual scores were used to award first and second place finish.

After a practice round on Saturday to acquaint the golfers to the Laurel Hill course, the participants played 36 holes of golf on Sunday. The rules of the competition require that each golfer carry their clubs and walk the course. The result is that most players are rather tired after 7-8 hours of play and walking Laurel Hill — a long and hilly course of 7,010 yards in length.

The event concluded on Monday with a final 18 holes of play around 4 p.m. After tabulating the scores first place was awarded to the University of Missouri team with a combined team score of 851 and Marshall University came in second at 854.

Ryan Zech from Missouri won the award for best individual score shooting four under par. Christopher Crawford from Drexel and Clark Robinson from Marshall were tied for second place each scoring three under par.

The results of this event will be used for NCAA rankings to determine invitations to the NCAA Regional events planned for spring 2015.