March 17, 2008
Patterson, Calif. - Loyola's men's golf team posted rounds of 310 and 302 despite high winds at the Diablo Grande Invitational on Monday morning and afternoon in Patterson Calif. The Greyhounds were able to post all eight scoring rounds in the 70's to take the early lead on the field.
Senior Chris Derby and junior Michael Mulieri each opened with a 76 to get the Greyhounds going. Both carried that momentum into the second round, where Mulieri posted a 74 and Derby scored a 76 for Loyola.
Senior Matt Bassler, however, had the top second-round score, shooting a 73 after a Round One 79. Greyhound underclassmen Alex Redfearn and Keith Hall each added a 79 to the scoring with Redfearn doing it in the morning round and Hall in the afternoon.
Loyola's 612 puts the team five strokes ahead of Austin Peay heading into Tuesday's final 18 holes. The Diablo Grande Invitational is hosted by Drake University and all 54-holes are contested on the Diable Grande Ranch Resort in Patterson, Calif.