April 7, 2009
Charleston, S.C. - For the second straight day, freshman Jay Mulieri led the Loyola golf team by shooting a final-round 73 to finish tied for third in individual play, and the Greyhounds carded a 309 on Tuesday to close out the Charleston Southern Invitational in ninth place.
After shooting consecutive rounds of 308 a day before, Loyola's 309 in cool conditions at Coosaw Creek on Tuesday gave the team a cumulative 925 for the three rounds, just five strokes back of hosting Charleston Southern in eighth place.
Campbell University won the event on the first playoff hole against the College of Charleston to take top honors in the 12-team field. Both teams shot cumulative totals of 892.
Bethune Cookman claimed the top two individual accolades, with Daniel Venema (213) taking first and Andy Heesom (217) earning runner-up.
Mulieri, a freshman, put forth the best showing of his promising career. After going 72-72 on Monday, his final-round 74 gave him a 218, tied with Charleston's Tim Tang for third in individual play. It is his first Top Five showing.
Senior Mike Mulieri, the reigning MAAC Player of the Year, shot an 81 on Tuesday to finish in 39th place. He shot a cumulative 234, going 78-75-81.
In his first event of the Spring, senior Mike O'Keefe was solid, shooting 78-80-79 for a 237.
Sophomore Alex Redfearn carded his best round of the tournament with a final-round 79 on Tuesday after going 80-81 a day before. He finished in 46th place.
Freshman Patrick McCormick was impressive today as well, shooting a 79. He ended up with a 251 (85 87 79).
The Greyhounds now have just one more tournament-the Detroit Titans Invitational in Plymouth, Mich. on April 17-18- before the MAAC Championships at the end of the month.