Senior Connor Flach and junior Brendan Peel turned in matching third-round scores of 4-under 67 to help the Loyola University Maryland golf team climb four spots on the team leaderboard and finish the Elon Phoenix Invitational at the Alamance Country Club in second place.
With a final round score of 5-under 279, the Greyhounds finished at 4-under 848, marking their third-best 54-hole total in program history.
Gardner-Webb won the team title at 22-under 830, while Loyola edged Elon (849, -3) out of second place by one stroke. The Greyhounds, tied with Wofford for sixth place entering the final round, also jumped East Carolina, which finished fourth at 2-under 850, Presbyterian (sixth, 5-over 857) and George Mason (tied ninth, 9-over 861) today. Wofford finished fifth at 4-over 856.
Peel was Loyola’s top finisher, shooting 3-under 210 to finish tied for 15th, while Flach was one stroke back of that, and tied for 18th (211, -2).
The Wall brothers finished one stroke apart, with Jeremy shooting a 1-over 72 today and Ethan carding a 2-over 73. Ethan finished one stroke ahead of his younger brother in the final standings though, as Ethan turned in a 3-over 216 to finish tied for 36th, while Jeremy was tied for 42nd at 4-over 217.
Junior Bennett Wisner came in tied for 51st with a three-round score of 6-over 219.
Individually, senior Will Wears shot a 1-over 214 for the tournament, and 1-over 72 today, to finish tied for 29th.
Loyola will return to the course next Monday when it travels to South Carolina for the Kiawah Classic at Turtle Point Golf Club.