April 18, 2009
Plymouth, Mich. - The Loyola golf team grabbed its first win of the season at the Detroit Titans Invitational at the par-72 Golden Fox Golf Course, shooting a 307 to top the leader board in the final round on Saturday.
With the win, Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman has now won at least one tournament in each of his eight seasons at the helm of the men's golf program.
"I'm proud of our team's effort and the way we came out determined from the get-go yesterday," said Beidleman. "We really played well and it's good to garner some momentum heading into the MAAC Championships."
The Greyhounds earned a cumulative score of 894, seven strokes ahead of second-place University of Dayton and nine strokes ahead of third-place winners Butler University and defending champion, University of Detroit Mercy.
Improving from last year's runner-up finish, the 'Hounds had four golfers in the Top 15.
David Byrne of Detroit Mercy shot a day-best 69 in the final round and won the individual title with a 214.
The Greyhounds now prepare for the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championships, which begin next Friday, April 24 in Orlando, Fla. The conference championship tournament runs three days and the champion earns a bid to the NCAA Tournament.