Feb. 11, 2011
TAMPA, Fla. - The Loyola University Maryland men's golf team fell to Campbell on Friday, 4-1, before match officials suspended its second-round contest against Charleston Southern due to darkness in the first day of The Match Play in Tampa, Fla. at TPC Tampa.
Loyola began the day with an opening 4-1 loss to Campbell and played through 14 holes of its match against Charleston Southern. Before play was called, the Greyhounds rallied to lead one hole and tie another, while both Jay Mulieri and Ryan McCarthy will resume play on Saturday morning and start one down. Patrick McCormick will start ahead 1-up and Jonathan Ross is even through 14.
"The guys came back a little bit in the afternoon, both Mulieri and McCarthy went from 4-down to 1-down and McCormick took the lead," said Head Coach Chris Baloga. "Overall on the day, I think we hit the ball pretty well, but obviously we're rusty."
The Match Play marks Loyola's first action since October 26.
Jon Ross earned the sole win for the Greyhounds against Campbell, beating Mitch Gray by a score of 2 and 1 from the No. 4 spot.
Alex Redfearn fell to Matt Moot, 7 and 5, while Ryan McCarthy lost to Vaita Guillaume, 4 and 3. McCarthy took an early lead on the first hole by nearly holing an approach shot before tapping in for birdie but could not hold the lead.
Jay Mulieri hung tough against Amanjyot Singh through 13 holes but lost to the Camel as Singh tallied a 2-up win.
Patrick McCormick rallied with late wins on holes 14 and 15 and halved 16 to pull even against Ben Polland, but Polland emerged victorious on the final two holes to secure a 2-up win.
Loyola and Charleston Southern will resume play on Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m. If the Greyhounds win, they will face Morehead State, while a loss would pit them against Villanova. A fourth round will follow the third and wrap up the event.