The Loyola University Maryland golf team is in a tie for sixth place following the first two rounds of the Elon Phoenix Invitational on Monday.
Senior Ethan Wall and junior Brendan Peel are tied for 31st following the two rounds, as each have shot 1-over 143. Peel started the day with an even 71 and followed it up with a 1-over 72, while Wall shot a 6-over 77 on his first trip through the course. He then turned in a 5-under 66 for the second round, tying him for the tournament’s second-best round of play so far.
Senior Connor Flach and junior Bennett Wisner are one stroke behind their teammates and tied for 40th overall at 2-over 144. Wisner carded a matching pair of 72s through the two rounds and Flach shot an even 71 and 2-over 73, respectively.
Junior Jeremy Wall is one stroke back of that, and tied for 47th overall, at 3-over 145 (74-71).
Individually, senior Will Wears is tied for 25th with an even 142, turning in scores of 1-over 72 and 1-under 70, respectively.
As a team, the Greyhounds are 1-over 569 and just five strokes out of second place. They’re currently tied for sixth with Wofford.
Gardner-Webb leads the team race with a 10-under 558, followed by Elon (3-under 565) and Presbyterian (2-under 566) in second and third place, respectively. East Carolina and George Mason are tied for fourth at 1-under 567.
Individually, North Carolina’s Jose Montano is in the lead with a 10-under 132. Elon’s Jake Leavitt and George Washington’s Logan Lowe are tied for second at 9-under 133.
Loyola will return to the course Tuesday morning for the final round. The Greyhounds will tee off at 8:40 a.m.