Junior Korey Ward
April 26, 2014
CALLAWASSIE ISLAND, S.C. - The Xavier men’s golf team begins its quest for the program's first BIG EAST Championship title at the 2014 BIG EAST Men’s Golf Championship presented by NEW YORK LIFE at the Callawassie Island Golf Club.
The Callawassie Country Club is a 27-hole course that features three distinct courses that challenges all aspects of the game. Rated among the top courses in South Carolina, Callawassie CC is home to the Dogwood, Magnolia and Palmetto courses. Most of the competition will play out on the Dogwood Course on Sunday and Monday. For Tuesday’s final round, the first 10 threesomes will tee off on Dogwood and the final five will play the Magnolia Course.
Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, St. John’s, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier will vie for the 2014 men’s golf crown. The competition is scheduled for 54 holes over three days. The BIG EAST will crown a team champion, which earns an automatic berth to the NCAA Championship, along with an individual winner. Competition is scheduled to begin Sunday-Tuesday at 8 a.m. eastern.
Xavier is seeded third heading into the BIG EAST Championships. Head coach coach Doug Steiner and the Musketeers are eyeing the program’s first NCAA berth since 2006, the last of a stretch of five bids in six years. Junior Korey Ward (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota West) has been the top player for third-seeded Xavier, with a 73.43 average score per round this season. The Musketeers boast two top-five finishes this spring, most recently at the NYX Hoosier Invitational in Bloomington, Ind., April 12-13.
XU will send out Ward, Yuki Kato (Las Vegas, Nev./Faith Lutheran), Tanapol Vattanapisit (Rayong, Thailand/The Pendleton School), John Burger (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle HS) and Matt Wetterich (Cincinnati, Ohio/LaSalle HS).
2014 BIG EAST Men's Golf Championship | April 27-29, 2014
Callawassie Island Club
Par 72, 7,070 yard
54 holes (18-18-18)
Participating Schools (9): Butler, Creighton, DePaul, Georgetown, Marquette, Providence, St. John's, Seton Hall, Villanova and Xavier.
BIG EAST Championship Seeding
2. St. John’s
4. Seton Hall