UNIVERSITY PLACE, WASHING. – Graduate student Andres Acevedo (San Antonio, TX) and Wen Liang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) shot a 1-over-par, 72, to lift the Seton Hall men’s golf team to a tie for second at the highly competitive Seattle Redhawk Invitational on Tuesday.
The Pirates were playing well despite brutal weather and high winds on Monday. They were in second place on the back nine when play was halted and all scores were wiped out in favor of playing a final round today. Hall continued their strong performance on Tuesday, shooting an 8-over-par, 292, to tie Abilene Christian for second place in the 23-team field. Boise State won the tag team title at 3 over par.
Among the teams the Pirates defeated was 50-ranked Oregon Stateand through golfstat.
Acevedo had four birdies, while Xie had a birdie and an eagle on the par-5, hole 18. They finished tied for seventh among 120 individual golfers with a 1-over-par, 71. They finished three strokes behind individual champion Max Charles of Boise State. This is the fourth top 10 of the year for the two Pirates.
First-year student Angus O’Brien (Barwon Heads, Australia) and senior Deven Ramachandran (San Rafael, CA) tied for 15and place in the overall standings with a 3 over par, 74. O’Brien had a birdie and 13 pars, while Ramachandran had two birdies and 12 pars.
Graduate student Gregor Tait (Martlesham Heath, England) completed the Pirates lineup with a 6-over-par, 77 on Tuesday.
SEATTLE REDHAWK INVITATION
Host: Seattle University
Location: University Square, Wash.
Course: Chambers Bay Golf Course
Vital elements of the course: Par-71, 7,341 yards
Appointment: April 4-5, 2022
The design challenge for Chambers Bay was simple but formidable: Robert Trent Jones II was asked to create a world-class golf course, enjoyable for golfers of all skill levels, yet capable of hosting championships and major events.
Built on the site of a former sand and gravel mine adjacent to Puget Sound, Chambers Bay gave architects an ideal base on which to build a traditional golf course. The extraordinary views of Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains provide an environment where golfers not only enjoy world-class golf, but also a sense of visual nirvana.
Robert Trent Jones II and his team developed creative solutions to a number of design challenges presented by this monumental project. The land reserved for the golf course was degraded after a century of industrial use, but contained bold landforms shaped by wind and weather. The design team used these landforms as scaffolding for the design of the golf course. They have created a landscape of dramatic bonding by clearing non-native vegetation and reworking sand piles left over from past mining operations into massive dunes. They then routed the golf holes between, over and around these spectacular features and planted the entire course with fescue, the grass found on traditional British links.
Train tracks line the golf holes, as is the case on beloved courses such as Prestwick and Royal Adelaide. And ‘old’ ruins – from the mining days of the site – are visible from a number of holes, such as on several link courses in the British Isles. A public footpath winds through the course, allowing walkers to form impromptu galleries, just as they do in St. Andrews. No accommodation detracts from the purity of the golf holes, and as Chambers Bay is a continuous grass walkway, no cart paths disturb the natural look. This award-winning course has the attributes of the greatest golf courses in the world.
In addition to Seton Hall and host Seattle, the big field included 22 other teams, including: Abilene Christian, Boise State, Boston College, California Baptist, Cleveland State, CSU-Northridge, Delaware, George Washington, Idaho, Lamar , La Salle, Loyola-Chicago, Oregon State, Pacific, Sacramento State, UCSD, UT-Arlington, UTEP, UTRGV, Washington, West Carolina, and Wichita State.
The teams played against five golfers and have the four lowest scores per round.
The Pirates will return to the tournament when they take on the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club on April 9-10.
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