March 30, 2008
Baltimore, Md. - Junior Michael Mulieri fired a final round 69 to win the individual title at the LaCrosse Homes Collegiate at Prospect Bay Country Club on Sunday afternoon. Mulieri's charge fueled a Loyola rally as the Greyhounds climbed four spots in the final team standings to place fourth out of 19 teams.
Mulieri opened the tournament with a 75 and ended with a 36-hole score of 144. Senior Chris Derby, who posted a 76 on Saturday, followed with a 74 on Sunday, while freshman Alex Redfearn chipped in with a 76.
Loyola's fourth scorer, freshman Keith Hall, followed his 79 with an 80 to give the Greyhounds a team score of 299 and a tournament score of 609. Longwood won the tournament with a two-round 598 while Liberty and UNC Greensboro rounded out the top three.
For Mulieri, who was named the MAAC Golfer of the Month earlier in the week, the tournament title is his second this spring. He won the Carlton Oaks Invitational to open the calendar year for the Greyhounds.
Loyola returns to action April 18-19 when they travel to Farmington, Mich. for the Golden Fox Invitational.
Final Team ScoresLongwood - 598Liberty - 600UNC Greensboro - 602Loyola - 609James Madison - 614Army - 617Georgetown - 619Cornell - 622Navy - 624St. Bonaventure - 625Towson - 626Rutgers - 628Boston College - 628Yale - 632Brown - 632Siena - 636St Joe's - 642LIU - 657