Pirates stay local for Princeton invite this weekend

PRINCETON, N.J. – The Seton Hall men’s golf team will return on Saturday for the first two of three rounds of action at the Princeton Invitational at Springdale Golf Club, April 6-7.

Tournament details:
Host: princeton university
Location: Princeton, New Jersey
Course: Springdale Golf Club
Vital elements of the course: Par-71, 6,456 yards
Appointment: April 9-10, 2019


Dating back to 1895, the Springdale Golf Club is one of the oldest in New Jersey. Designed by Gerard Lambert and revised by William Flynn in 1926, the walkable course requires precision shooting and offers superior conditions and playability. The property, which was originally private farmland, was purchased by the Class of 1886 and gifted to Princeton University in hopes of establishing one of the first courses in the area. The private club maintains close relations with the University and counts many university professors, administrators and students among its members. With a fine and experienced PGA staff, the club hosts numerous tournaments, collegiate games, clinics and golf outings each year.


In addition to Seton Hall and two teams from host Princeton, the ground includes teams from Brown (club), Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, Harvard, Howard, Penn, Rider, Saint Joseph’s, Temple and Yale. BIG EAST opponent Georgetown is also on the field.


  1. Wen Liang XieYouth
  2. Andres AcevedoGraduate student
  3. Gregor TaitGraduate student
  4. Angus O’BrienFirst-year student
  5. Deven RamachandranSenior


Graduate student Andres Acevedo (San Antonio, TX) and Wen Liang Xie (Zhaoqing, China) shot a 1-over-par 72 to lift the Pirates 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.

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.

Deven Ramachandran (San Rafael, California) shot a career-best 3-under, 68, in the final round of the 2019 Princeton Invitational and the Pirates climbed the standings to a fourth-place finish. Ramachandran had a team-record six birdies in the third round to move up the individual rankings and finish in 11th place. In all, he shot a 3 under par, 71-71-68-210.

As a team, the Pirates saved their best team for the third round. Hall shaved six strokes off their second-round score, settling for a 5-under par, 279. They were able to skip three teams in the final standings, including BIG EAST rival Georgetown. For the tournament, the Pirates finished 2 under par with a 286-285-279-850.

One of the players tied with Ramachandran for 11th place overall was his teammate Gregor Tait (Martlesham Heath, England). He shot an even par, 71, in the third round, and finished the event in three rounds with a 3 under par, 68-71-71-210.


Teams will compete against five golfers and count the four lowest scores per round.


The course will play 36 continuous holes on Saturday and a final round on Sunday. The game begins with a start at 7:45 a.m. on Saturday and 8:15 a.m. on Sunday. The Hall will be paired with golfers from Princeton and Howard on Saturday.


Live scores will be available throughout the tournament via Golfstat.com. Full results from each day’s events will also be available post-competition on SHUpirates.com.

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