Feb. 16, 2010
SANTEE, Calif. - Point Loma Nazarene University made a run that Loyola men's golf could not hold off Tuesday afternoon, and the Greyhounds finished third with a combined 936 in the Carlton Oaks Invitational.
Point Loma beat out four Division I schools as well as another local NAIA school, Cal State San Marcos, for the title by moving up two spots with a combined score of 11-over 297 in the third round at Carlton Oaks Golf Course. The local San Diego school won with a three-round score of 924.
Loyola had combined rounds of 304-320-312 to finish 12 strokes behind Point Loma and eight behind host Drake (303-313-312, 928).
All five Greyhounds players finished in the top 20, with junior Alex Redfearn finishing the highest with a T4. Redfearn went 78-76-76 to finish with a 14-over 230, two shots off winner Joel Salmond's lead. The junior's 76 was Loyola's low round of the day.
Freshman Jason Burton had his best finish as a Greyhound, finishing in a solo ninth place after shooting a 79 in round three. Burton finished at 19-over (235), after going 75-81 to open.
Patrick McCormick fired a 79 on Tuesday to finish 21-over and tied for 12th (237).
Jay Mulieri's 78 Tuesday put him at 25-over (241) for the event, tied for 16th and Jon Ross finished tied for 20th (28-over, 244) with a closing-round 84.