March 27, 2011
GRASONVILLE, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland men's golf team battled chilly and windy conditions on Sunday, shooting a combined 316 to finish eighth out of 17 teams in the Fireline Towson Invitational at Prospect Bay Country Club.
Jon Ross was the Greyhounds top finisher with rounds of 74-74-79 (227) on the par-72 course, tying for 17th. Will Handley competed as an individual and finished tied for 30th at 232 (77-71-84).
Patrick McCormick was No. 2 finisher for Loyola in the team event, shooting 75-79-79 (233) to tie for 32nd. He was two shots better than Brendan Lemp (77-76-82) and Ryan McCarthy (81-75-79) who tied for 46th at 235. Alex Redfearn rounded out Loyola's competitions with a 236 (78-79-79) in a tie for 51st.
Kent State won the event for the second year in a row with a three-round score of 879. John Hahn of the Golden Flashes was the medalist for the second-straight year, shooting 71-71-73 (215).
Host Towson took second (904), followed by Rhode Island (912). Georgetown (917) and Seton Hall (917) tied for fourth, and George Mason and Longwood (921) tied for sixth, three shots ahead of Loyola.
The Greyhounds will take next weekend off before teeing it up April 8-10 at The Rutherford Intercollegiate on Penn State's Blue Course in State College, Pa.