GRASONVILLE, Md. - For the first time in the 14 year history of the Towson Fireline Invitational, the tournament ended with a one-hole playoff. Seton Hall edged out Northern Colorado to capture the title in thrilling fashion.
The Pirates and Bears concluded 54 holes with identical scores of 871. Both five-player teams replayed the 18th hole and Seton Hall walked away with the trophy.
"Congratulations to both Seton Hall and Northern Colorado for the most exciting finish in the 14-year history of the tournament," said Towson head coach Brian Yaniger. "I also want to recognize Jay Mulieri of Loyola, whose brother Michael won the event in 2008, on posting the lowest score (-7) in the six years that tournament has been at Prospect Bay."
Junior Ken Jee led the Tigers on Sunday, firing an even par 72. Senior Justin Koehler led Towson with a three-day score of 225.
"We were clearly disappointed with how we finished in the event," said Yaniger. "We saw progress from both Ken Jee and Justin Koehler, but we have some work to do as a team. We hope to be ready when the conference tournament rolls around in late April."
The Tigers are next in action at Penn State's The Rutherford in State College, Pa. The Tournament runs April 7-8.