March 26, 2011
GRASONVILLE, Md. - Will Handley turned in the best round of the day by a Loyola University Maryland golfer, shooting a 1-under-par 71 in the second round of the Fireline Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club on Maryland's Eastern Shore.
Handley, who is competing as an individual at the event, did not count in Loyola's team score, and the Greyhounds are in fifth place out of 17 teams after two rounds.
Jonathan Ross carded the day's best overall score for Loyola, shooting two rounds of 74 to finish the first day in a tie for ninth. Handley, who shot a 77 in the first round, matched Ross' two-round total of 148 to tie for ninth.
Brendan Lemp tallied rounds of 76 and 77 and is tied for 26th, while Alex Redfearn shot 78-79 and is tied for 49th. Patrick McCormick opened the day with a 3-over-par 75 in round one, but closed with a 79 to tie for 33rd.
Ryan McCarthy rounded out the Greyhounds' entry with rounds of 75 and 81 in a tie for 44th.
Loyola is alone in fifth place after two rounds of 304 for a total of 608, a stroke back of Seton Hall. Kent State leads the team event at 581, while host Towson is second at 602. Rhode Island is third at 605, and Georgetown is sixth, a shot back of the Greyhounds, at 609.
Kent State's John Hahn fired two rounds of 71 and leads the individual race at 142.
The third and final round will take place on Sunday.