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Hoyas Women Finish 2nd in Big East Golf Championships

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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

The fourth-seeded Georgetown women's golf team capped a surprising spring season with a second-place finish at the Big East Championships yesterday at Lake Jovita Golf and Country Club in Dade City, Fla.

Louisville won the tournament, beating the Hoyas by 21 strokes with a three-round total of 25-over-par 889. South Florida and Notre Dame tied for third place

"It shows how far we've come in the five years of our program," said the Hoyas' Connie Isler , 22, the nation's youngest head coach in any Division I sport. "We were in fourth after the first round, but it's a long tournament, so I kept telling them, 'Don't let the tiredness overcome you.' "

Georgetown was led by senior Nicole Hayashi and sophomore Jenna Winokur , who both made the all-Big East team. The Hoyas finished as the runner-up for the second year in a row.

The finish was more impressive given that the Hoyas were competing in an expanded tournament after the Big East added three more programs in the sport.

Georgetown (No. 80 in the Golfstat rankings) finished ahead of two teams ranked ahead them, No. 53 South Florida and No. 55 Notre Dame.

In the men's tournament, the Hoyas posted a 9-over 297 in the final round and finished in 11th place. Notre Dame beat Louisville in sudden death to win the title.

ยท COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Navy Coach Paul Johnson is becoming a frequent visitor to the White House, President Bush quipped as he presented the Midshipmen with the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy for the third consecutive year.

Navy finished the 2005 season 8-4, beating Army and Air Force to capture the coveted trophy, awarded annually to the winner of the football competition between the three major service academies.

The players' accomplishments will pale in comparison to their upcoming duties, Bush said.

"The lessons learned on the football field are preparing you all well for your next mission, which is winning the war against the terrorists."


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