Golfers Brave Weather, Stand Third Among Finishers At Towson Invitational

March 28, 2009

Graysonville, Md. - Competing with both a talented field and touch of arduous weather, the Loyola golf team turned in two solid rounds on Saturday at the Towson Invitational. The Greyhounds shot cumulative rounds of 308 and 290 and currently stand in third place out of the 11 teams who completed their rounds at Prospect Bay Country Club.

However, because of darkness, six more teams must finish up the remainder of their two rounds tomorrow before playing the final 18 holes on Sunday.

In round one, Ryan McCarthy led the Hounds with 73 and Jay Mulieri finished at 76. Sophomore Alex Redfearn carded a 79 and Keith Hall finished up with an 80.

Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman said that because of his team's 8 a.m. tee-time, Loyola was forced to battle heavy rain during the first hour of play.

The weather would clear up though, and the Greyhounds showed tremendous improvement in the second round, shooting a 290. Brothers Jay and Michael Mulieri both paced the way with rounds of 1-under 71 .

Redfearn shot a 1-over 73 while McCarthy and Hall finished up with identical rounds of 75.

"It was good to get all five contributing in that second round," said Beidleman. "Hopefully the weather holds up tomorrow and we continue where we left off."

Of the teams to finish both rounds, William and Mary leads the field with a 575, 23 strokes ahead of Loyola (598). Seton Hall, at 584, stands second.