Newman Nets All-Conference Honors; Bearcats Finish Fifth

April 25, 2006

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LAKE JOVITA, Fla.---Geoff Newman became Cincinnati's first All-BIG EAST golfer as he matched his career-best with a round of 69 on Tuesday at the 2006 conference championships. The junior climbed to a tie for third in the final run down, helping a surprising Bearcat squad finish tied for fifth overall.

Newman improved by seven positions in the final round, finishing at 211. Individual medalist Derek Fathauer of Louisville tallied a score of 202, while runner-up Joe Weber carded a 205. Newman shared his position with Keegan Bradley of St. John's.

The Bearcats became the biggest surprise of the tournament after being seeded 11th prior to the event. Cincinnati put together a season-best round of 284 to jump to a tie for fifth in the final order. Louisville and Notre Dame finished the tournament tied at 842, with the Irish taking the title in a sudden death playoff.

Aiding in the Bearcats impressive final round was freshman Paul Marshall who shot a 69, three shots under his personal-best to end tied for 20th. Senior John Clodfelder shook off a rough opening two rounds to shoot a 72 on Tuesday.

The BIG EAST Championship concludes the 2005-06 season for the Bearcats.

Final Individual Scores
T3 Geoff Newman 72-70-69--211
T20 Paul Marshall 76-72-69--217
T38 Joe Young 75-76-75--226
46 Albert Fernandez 77-78-74--229
T47 John Clodfelder 81-77-72--230



Final Team Scores
1. Notre Dame 281-289-272--842*
Louisville 279-279-284--842
3. Marquette 285-278-283--846
4. South Florida 289-284-292--865
5. CINCINNATI 300-295-284--879
Villanova 297-289-293--879
7. St. John's 301-288-291--880
8. DePaul 297-297-290--884
9. Rutgers 298-301-291--890
10. Connecticut 308-286-297--891
11. Georgetown 302-297-297--896
12. Seton Hall 311-299-308--918
*won on playoff hole