Greyhounds Place Ninth In Pala Mesa Invitational

Feb. 14, 2006

Fallbrook, Calif. - The Loyola men's golf team, which posted a 305 in Tuesday's final round of the Pala Mesa Invitational, closed out the 54-hole event with a team score of 902. The Greyhounds dropped one place in the final team standings and take ninth while UCLA held on to claim the tournament championship.

Sophomore Chris Derby led the 'Hounds on Day Two with a two-over par 74, closing out the tournament with a three-round score of 229. Junior Will Shriver posted a 75 and finished with a 223 while freshman Michael Mulieri closed out the tournament with a 76.

Mulieri was Loyola's top scorer, placing 12th overall with a 219. His 11 birdies placed him second in the 77-player field. Sophomores Nick Brassill and Matt Bassler rounded out the Loyola scoring with rounds of 80 and 81 on Tuesday.

The `Hounds continue their spring travels next week when they compete in the Pizza Hut Invitational in Philadelphia, Mississippi. That tournament is also a Monday-Tuesday format with 36 holes on the first day and 18 on Tuesday.

Pala Mesa Invitational - Final Team Standings1. UCLA 285-277-293=8552. Oklahoma Christian 296-286-286=8683. CSU-San Marcos 294-283-294=8714. Northeastern State 293-292-297-8825. San Diego State295-289-301-885Arizona 293-288-304=8857. Western Illinois 301-298-293=8928. Drake 292-301-306=8999. Loyola College 304-293-305=90210. Army 304-298-303=90511. CS-Irvine 304-315-296=91512. Bradley 308-316-310=93413. Binghamton 322-314-306=94214. Creighton 326-328-332=986