Men's Golf Holds Eighth After 36 Holes At Pala Mesa

Feb. 13, 2006

Fallbrook, Calif. - Freshman Michael Mulieri fired rounds of 75 and 68 on Monday to lead Loyola in its opening two rounds of golf this spring. The Greyhounds, who sit in eighth place after 36 holes at the Pala Mesa Invitational in Fallbrook, Calif, wrap up play at the Pala Mesa Resort with the tournament's final 18 holes on Tuesday.

Mulieri, who registered eight birdies on the day, sits in eighth place among all individuals, while junior Will Shriver sits five strokes back with rounds of 76 and 72. Like Mulieri and Shriver, sophomore Matt Bassler bettered his second round score, posting a 74 after a Round One 77.

"We got off to sluggish start," says Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. "But we regrouped nicely in the second round and hope to use that momentum on Tuesday to move up in the final standings."

Sophomores Chris Derby and Nick Brassill round out the Loyola scoring with 36-hole scores of 155 and 172, 31 stokes back of leader UCLA. California State San Marcos and Arizona round out the top three places heading into Tuesday's final round.

Tuesday's action will begin at 8:30 a.m. EST from Pala Mesa's par-72, 6,980 golf course.

Pala Mesa Invitational - Rounds 1 and 2UCLA   285 277 562CSU--San Marcos  294 283 577Arizona    293 288 581Oklahoma Christian University   296 286 582San Diego State    295 289 584Northeastern University 293 292 585Drake University    292 301 593Loyola college  304 293 597Western Illinois    301 298 599Army    304 298 602Irvine Valley College   304 315 619Bradley 308 316 624Binghamton University   322 314 636Creighton University    326 328 654