Loyola Golf In Second Place After First Day Of Carlton Oaks Invitational

Feb. 16, 2010

SANTEE, Calif. -

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Out of the snow and in the San Diego sun Monday, Men's golf fared well, posting a combined score of 624 after two rounds in the Carlton Oaks Invitational. The Greyhounds ended the day in second place, eight shots off host Drake. All five Loyola players were successful on the east San Diego County course, finishing in the top 20.

Drake posted combined scores of 303-313 to finish with a combined 616. Led by junior Alex Redfearn and freshman Jason Burton, Loyola went 304-320. Local San Diego school Point Loma Nazarene is three shots behind the Greyhounds at 624.

Redfearn opened with a 78 and fired a 76 in the second round, finishing the first day with a 10-over 154, in a solo third place.

Burton was two shots off of his teammate's score tied for fourth at 12-over. Playing in just his third event as a Greyhound, Burton's opening-round 75 was Loyola's second-lowest score of the day and tied his career-best. He followed up with an 81 to give him a combined 156.

Patrick McCormick just narrowly missed finishing in the top 10, finishing tied for 11th at 14-over (158). McCormick had the strongest opening for the `Hounds, firing a 1-over 73, which was the second-lowest round of the tournament. But McCormick fell from second place in round two with an 85.

John Ross and Jay Mulieri rounded out the order for the Greyhounds, finishing day one tied for 14th and 17th, respectively.

Ross went 78-82 (160), and finished 16-over for the day, while Mulieri went 82-81 (163) and is 19-over.

Loyola will play the third and final round at Carlton Oaks Golf Course on Tuesday.