Mother Nature Calls Final Round Of Navy Spring Invitational - Greyhounds Finish Fourth

April 7, 2007

Annapolis, Md. - Saturday's final round of the Navy Spring Invitational was called due to snow, leaving Loyola tied for fourth in the final team standings. The Greyhounds, as well as the rest of the field awoke to an inch of snow on the course, making Friday's 304 the official team score for the event.

Senior captain Will Shriver led Loyola with an opening round of 73 at the Naval Academy Golf Club.

"Given the conditions of the course and weather, I feel like we got off to a good start," said Head Coach Tom Beidleman after Friday's opening round. "We hung in there and put ourselves in good position to make a move on Saturday."

Unfortunately for Loyola, it will have to settle for fourth place finish in the 24-team field. Final individual scores include junior Matt Bassler's 76, junior Chris Derby added a 77 while sophomore Michael Mulieri's 78 was the fourth Loyola score of the afternoon. Dropping an 80 from sophomore Blake Furgerson, the `Hounds closed the event with a team score of 304.

St. Bonaventure won the tournament with a first-round 300, while Longwood (at 301) and Pennsylvania (303) rounded out the top three.

The Greyhounds now set their sights on the MAAC Championships, which take place Thursday-Saturday, April 26-28 in Orlando, Fla.

Day One Results1.St. Bonaventure - 3002.Longwood - 3013.Pennsylvania - 3034.Loyola - 3045.Seton Hall - 3046.Delaware - 3057.George Washington - 3088.Bucknell - 3099.Navy - 31010.Drexel - 31311.Millersville - 31312.Binghamton - 31413.St. Joe's - 31514.Villanova - 31515.George Wasington B - 31616.Navy Gold - 31617.Temple - 31718.Iona - 31719.Rollins College - 31820.Rider - 32421.Colgate - 32422.Lehigh - 32523.Lafayette - 32524.Rutgers 327