AIKEN, S.C. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore golfer Matt Oshrine finished the first day of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Invitational at the Palmetto Golf Club with a two-round score of 5-under 135. Oshrine will enter tomorrow's final round tied for seventh place, and three strokes behind the leader, after shooting a 2-under 68 and 3-under 67 through the two rounds, respectively.
Freshman Jeremy Wall is second for the Greyhounds, and tied for 13th overall, with a 2-over 142, while junior Jimmy Dengler is tied for 65th at 7-over 147. Wall finished the first round at 3-over 73 before shaving four strokes off on his second trip through the course for a 1-under 69. Dengler carded a 6-over 76 on his first round of golf this spring and improved to 1-over 71 through round two.
Sophomore Connor Flach finished the day at 12-over 152 after shooting 8-over 78 and 4-over 74, respectively. Flach is tied for 78th overall and freshman Brendan Peel rounds out the Greyhounds in 90th place with a 35-over 175.
As a team, Loyola is tied for 14th at 16-over 576. No. 8 South Carolina leads the way with a 14-under 546 and No. 33 Clemson is one stroke behind at 13-under 547. No. 19 Virginia rounds out the top three with an 8-under 552.
Individually, Georgia Southern's Scott Wolfes (ranked 50th nationally) is atop the leaderboard with an 8-under 132. Aaron Cockerill of Idaho is second at 7-under 133, while No. 11 Will Starke (South Carolina), No. 65 Denny McCarthy (Virginia), Cody Proveaux (Clemson) and Danny Walker (Virginia) are all tied for third with a 6-under 134. Oshrine, ranked 77th, is tied with Liberty's Mathieu Fenasse and Furman's Wehman Hopke for seventh.
Loyola will return to the course Tuesday morning for a 9:30 a.m., shotgun start.