Men's Golf Readies For GW Invitational

2009 GW Invitational - course information

PHILADELPHIA - The 11th annual George Washington Golf Invitational, hosted by The George Washington University, will be held Friday-Saturday, March 20-21, at Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Bethany Beach, Del. Bear Trap Dunes is a par-72, 6,834-yard course. The tournament will host several of the Northeast's top teams, and several teams from this event aim to qualify for the NCAA Regionals in 2009 either as conference champions or at-large selections.

The event will be contested over 54 holes, with 36 played Friday and 18 Saturday on the Grizzly and Kodiak nines. The GW Invitational had been held at Swan Point Golf Club in Issue, Md., for seven straight years before moving to Bear Trap Dunes on the Delaware Shore three years ago. Previous winners of the tournament returning to compete this year are the host Colonials (2004) and Penn (2006, ‘07).

The Quakers, of course, are coached by GW alumnus and former GW golf coach Scott Allen. Three other teams that have participated in recent NCAA tournaments highlight the field -- the host Colonials earned an NCAA bid in 2006 after winning the event in 2004, while Rhode Island and Bucknell have qualified for the NCAA Regionals within the last two years.

Last year’s event was won by Maryland, which defeated GW’s 'A' team by 10 strokes. Originally scheduled as a 54-hole event, the 2008 tournament was shortened to 45 holes due to darkness.

The 2009 GW Invitational Field

George Washington (host)

Binghamton

Boston College

Bucknell

Colgate

Delaware

Duquesne

Highpoint

Hofstra

Holy Cross

Longwood

Mount St. Mary’s

Navy

Niagara

Penn

Quinnipiac

Rhode Island

Skidmore

St. Francis (Pa.)

Villanova