Men's Golf Takes Control On Day Two Of MAAC Championships

April 24, 2004

Baltimore, Md. - With T.J. Shuart leading the way, the Loyola men's golf team was able to distance itself from the pack on Day Two of the 2004 MAAC Championships at Disney's Palm Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shuart fired an even-par 72 to lead all individuals with his 36-hole score of 145.

Will Shriver, who shot a 75 on Saturday, and Jeff O'Brien, who scored a 73, are tied for fourth overall with two-day totals of 152. Scott Zielinski is tied for 20th after his second-round score of 83 and David Atkinson is sitting at 171 after two rounds.

"We got very solid play from our veterans today," says Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. "If we get the same effort tomorrow, we'll be looking at a MAAC Championship."

The Greyhounds, who came into Saturday's round tied with Rider at 305, scored a 303 and hold a nine-stroke lead on second-place Fairfield and Siena. Rider, after a 313, is fourth with a team score of 618.

The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday with the 2004 MAAC Championship and an NCAA Regional berth on the line. The Greyhounds will be going for their first ever back-to-back conference title.