Newman In Top-10 At BIG EAST Championship|
April 24, 2006
LAKE JOVITA, Fla.---Geoff Newman is staking his claim for all-conference honors as the junior is tied for 10th after 36 holes of play at the 2006 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship. Newman's play has led the Bearcats to ninth place in the team standings through day one.
Newman opened UC's first-ever BIG EAST Tournament with rounds of 72 and 70 to end the day at 142. He is just one shot back of a six-way tie for fourth place with 18 holes remaining. The top-seven finishers will earn all-conference accolades. Newman's second round score was his lowest since winning the Krump Kup with a 69 last October.
Freshman Paul Marshall also enjoyed a strong performance, shooting a career-low round of 72 in the final 18 holes to finish the day tied for 30th at 148. Derek Fathauer leads the tournament field with a score of 132, shattering the BIG EAST 36-hole record of 137.
Louisville leads the a tight battle for team supremacy with a score of 558. The Cardinals hold a five-shot lead over Marquette and are 12 strokes in front of Notre Dame. The Bearcats are just one behind a two-way tie for seventh between DePaul and Connecticut.
Play wraps up on Tuesday with the final 18 holes at the Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club, beginning at 7:30 a.m.
Day One Team Scores