April 25, 2004

Lake Buena Vista, Fla. - T.J. Shuart helped Loyola claim its second straight MAAC Golf Championship with a three-round total of 220 at Disney's Palm Course in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Shuart and the Greyhounds cruise to an eight-stroke victory with Sunday's round of 293, leaving the 'Hounds with a 54-hole team score of 901.

Shuart claimed medallist honors with rounds of 72-73-75 while teammate Jeff O' Brien fired a final round of 70 to take runner-up honors. O'Brien's two-under par score comes after his opening round of 79 and Saturday's round of 73. He finished the tournament with a 222 while freshman Will Shriver recorded a three-day total of 225.

Shriver ended the championship tournament with a 73 on Sunday and placed fifth among all individuals. The Greyhounds used a total team effort, however, with all five scorers placing in the Top-40.

Scott Zielinski ended the championships with a 234 after his final round 75 and David Atkinson scored a 251 over the three-day weekend.

Siena finished eight strokes back with a 909 while Niagara placed third with a 922. Fairfield and Rider rounded out the Top-5 as Loyola successfully defended its crown from last season.

Sunday's title is the first back-to-back golf championship in school history and for the second straight year, Loyola will be heading into the NCAA Regionals.

For complete results of the 2004 MAAC Golf Championships, click on MAAC Championship Results.

2004 MAAC Golf Championships1. Loyola9012. Siena9093. Niagara9224. Fairfield9305. Rider9326. Iona9527. Canisius9608. Manhattan9829. St. Peter's1004