Men's Golf Battles Conditions, Holds 13th-Place After Day One At William & Mary Invitational

March 23, 2004

Williamsburg, Va. - After 18 holes at the William & Mary Invitational, the Loyola men's golf team sits in 13th place with a team score of 315. While battling unseasonably cold weather with wind gusts over 20 mph, the Greyhounds find themselves in the middle of the pack and 21 strokes back of tournament-leader Richmond, heading into Tuesday's final round.

T.J. Shuart, who is tied for 14th overall, leads the 'Hounds with a first round score of 75. Shuart shot a 36 on the front nine and a 39 on the back to finish four strokes above par for the day. Freshman Will Shriver scored a 77, Jeff O'Brien completed the back nine with a 38 to finish with a 78. Both Scott Zielinski and Tommy Villani finished Monday's round with an 85.

Richmond leads the 22-team field with a first-round team score of 294. Georgetown is in second while Old Dominion and George Washington sit in a third-place tie with a Day One total of 303.

The final round is set for Tuesday at 8:30 a.m., but a frost delay is expected.