Junior John Streibich will be looking to capture his third straight individual title.
March 2, 2006
WINTER GARDEN, Fla. - The Xavier University men's golf team will open the spring season on Saturday, March 4, as XU plays host to the 2006 Orange County National Xavier Invitational. Xavier welcomes 14 teams to the spring opener, which has been moved to the Sunshine State following a two-year stint at the Carambola Golf Club in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands.
XU, ranked 40th in the latest Golfstat rankings, closed out the fall season with a first-place finish at the Herb Wimberly Intercollegiate in Las Cruces, N.M. on Nov. 1. The Musketeers turned in top five team finishes in four of the five fall events.
The Musketeers are led by junior John Streibich, who has claimed medalist honors in back-to-back tournaments and has a 70.67 stroke average. Streibich carded nine rounds of below par golf including a season-low round of 67 (-5) at the Xavier Invitational on Oct. 10 at the Oasis Golf Club in Loveland, Ohio.
The 2006 Orange County National Xavier Invitational will be played on the par 72, 7,277-yard Crooked Cat Course. Crooked Cat features significant elevation changes, rolling fairways and large, contoured greens. But with fewer trees, wider landing areas, native heather and mounding framing the fairways, Crooked Cat presents golfers more of a links-style look. Brenden Pappas holds the course record of 63 (-9), which he set on Nov. 15, 2002 during the second stage of the PGA Tour Q-School.
Play will commence on Saturday at 8:00 a.m. with a shotgun start for 36 holes of play on the opening day. GOXAVIER.com will feature round-by-round results during the tournament.