March 11, 2005
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. - Freshman Chris Derby scored a 72 and Loyola finished with a Round One score of 302 at the Fort Lauderdale Invitational on Thursday afternoon. The Greyhounds, who are defending champs at this spring-opening tournament, sit four strokes back heading into Friday's final round.
"It was a very windy day and it made the conditions fairly difficult," says Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. "We're off to a pretty good start but need to put together a great day tomorrow to defend our title."
Evansville leads the field with a 298 while Gonzaga is one stroke back of Loyola with a 303. Loyola-Illinois posted a 316, Youngstown State scored a 319 and Holy Cross sits in sixth place with a 320.