March 19, 2012
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Loyola University Maryland golf team opened play at Central Florida’s Rio Pinar Invitational in 11th place on Monday.
Senior Jay Mulieri led the Greyhounds through the first two rounds, carding a 1-over 73 before improving to a 2-under 70 on the second round. Mulieri currently sits tied for 12th overall with a 1-under 143.
Senior Patrick McCormick is second on the team and tied for 47th overall after finishing at 6-over 150 through the two rounds. He tied Mulieri for the team lead through the first round, at 1-over 73, before finishing the second round at 77.
Senior Ryan McCarthy and sophomore Brendan Lemp finished the day tied for 56th at 7-over 151. McCarthy shot a 74 through the opening round, before carding a 77 on his second trip through the course, while Lemp recorded a 75 and a 76, respectively.
Junior Jon Ross rounded out the Greyhounds competing, shooting 77 and 78 through the first two rounds, respectively. He finished the day tied for 67th overall at 11-over 155.
As a team, the Greyhounds finished the first round at 7-over 295, before combining for a score of 12-over 300 through the second round. Through the first two rounds, Loyola has carded a 19-over 595.
Florida Gulf Coast leads the competition with a 13-under 563, while host UCF and Wichita State are tied for second at 10-under 566.
Individually, Florida Gulf Coast’s Alex Medinis holds a two-stroke lead over second place Rafael Becker (Wichita State) and Jose Joia (UCF), leading all competition with a 7-under 137.
Loyola will conclude the invitational tomorrow, as play begins at 8:30 a.m.