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Freshmen Pace Greyhounds' Golf Team To Solid Finish At Towson Invitational

March 29, 2009

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GRASONVILLE, Md. - The freshmen tandem of Ryan McCarthy and Jay Mulieri led Loyola on the final day of the Towson Invitational with rounds of 74 and 75, respectively, as the Greyhounds finished seventh out of 18 teams at Prospect Bay Golf Course.

The Greyhounds carded a three-round total of 905, edging Boston College and Georgetown by two and five strokes, respectively. Kent State took the team title with a score of 853, 25 shots better than second-place William & Mary. Seton Hall, Delaware and UNC Greensboro rounded out the top five, and Longwood finished a slot ahead of Loyola.

Jay Mulieri and McCarthy led the Greyhounds overall at the event, too. The duo tied for 15th place with a three-round 222. Kent State's John Hahn earned medalist honors with a five-under 211, two shots ahead of his teammates, Mackenzie Hughes and Nick Latimer, who tied for second.

"I was very happy with the play of our younger guys," Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman said. "Ryan and Jay both played very consistent, solid golf all weekend. It shows that they are maturing at a rapid pace."

Mike Mulieri, who battled illness throughout the weekend, was Loyola's number three finisher today and this weekend. He shots a final-round 78 and 234 for the tournament.

Keith Hall carded an 80 today and shot 235 for the tournament.

The Greyhounds are back on the links next weekend when they travel to Coosaw Creek Country Club in Charleston, S.C., for the Charleston Southern Invitational.