Hawks' Ridgway Leads After First Round of Georgetown Intercollegiate
Courtesy: SJU Athletic Communications  
Release:  10/20/2008

Oct. 20, 2008

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Saint Joseph's sophomore Jim Ridgway carded a two-under-par 69 to take the individual lead into Tuesday's final round of the Georgetown Intercollegiate. Ridgway, who sits atop the 71-person field by a stroke, helped the Hawks to finish Monday tied for sixth in the 12-team field.

As a team, the Hawks carded a score of 297, and trail first-place Miami (Ohio) by 10 strokes at the par-71 Members Club at Four Streams.

Individually, Ridgway posted his best round of the season, shooting 34 over the opening nine holes and 35 on the back nine for a 69. Saint Joseph's freshman Jimmy Bea is tied for 21st after shooting 74, while senior Steve Hudacek is tied for 36th with a score of 76. Freshman Kyle Sargis and sophomore Josh Webb rounded out the five-man team with a score of 78 and 79, respectively.

Today's first round of play was delayed by more than two hours due to frost. Teams eventually teed off starting at 10:30 a.m., but because of the delay, the tournament has been shortened from 54 holes to 36 holes.

Final round begins Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.