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Greyhounds Finish 27th at NCAA Golf Regionals

May 17, 2008

Columbus, Ohio - Junior Michael Mulieri closed play at the 2008 NCAA Central Regional with a round of 75, helping Loyola to a final round 321 on the Scarlet Course in Columbus, Ohio on Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds finished 27th as a team with a three-day total of 953.

Mulieri finished with two birdies in Saturday's final round, scoring a three on the Par 4, 429-yard third hole and firing a two on the Par 3, 221-yard 13th hole. For the tournament, Mulieri improved each day, posting consecutive rounds of 80-79-75.

Senior Matt Bassler, who shot Loyola's low round of the tournament - a 74 on Day One, closed with a round of 80. Bassler also had a pair of birdies on Saturday, including one on the Par 5 fourth hole, which played the second hardest of all holes for the tournament.

Senior Chris Derby, who posted a 79 in his final round of collegiate golf, was the most consistent of the Greyhounds at the Regional. Derby finished with three rounds of 79 to figure heavily in the Loyola scoring each day.

Freshman Alex Redfearn closed the year with a round of 86, while junior Mike O'Keefe scored a 90 in his final round at the Scarlet Course.

Wake Forest won the Central Region with an impressive three-round score of 879, while Kevin Tway of Oklahoma State took medalist honors. The Cowboys finished second, while Illinois, Florida and Louisville rounded out the field's top five teams. The Top-10 teams advance to the Purdue for the NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship Tournament.

2008 NCAA Central Regional - Final Team Standings1 Wake Forest Univ. 290 287 302 879 +272 Oklahoma State 293 299 297 889 +373 Illinois 298 292 301 891 +39T4 Florida, U of 294 300 300 894 +42T4 Louisville, U. of 301 293 300 894 +426 Alabama, U. of 292 295 309 896 +447 Texas A&M University 298 294 305 897 +45T8 Kent State 302 295 301 898 +46T8 Penn State U. 304 286 308 898 +4610 Indiana University 300 297 304 901 +4911 Tennessee, Univ. of 301 300 301 902 +50T12 Michigan, U. of 298 300 306 904 +52T12 Eastern Kentucky U. 302 289 313 904 +5214 Eastern Michigan U. 297 302 307 906 +5415 Georgia Tech 307 299 302 908 +56T16 Lamar University 299 301 311 911 +59T16 Ohio State Univ. 299 303 309 911 +5918 Colorado 301 303 308 912 +60T19 TCU 302 302 310 914 +62T19 Arkansas, U. of 304 304 306 914 +62T19 Wichita State Univ. 302 300 312 914 +6222 Texas-Arlington 308 298 310 916 +6423 Cleveland State U. 313 299 314 926 +7424 Marquette University 314 299 317 930 +7825 Baylor 307 309 323 939 +8726 Sacred Heart Univ. 316 311 323 950 +9827 Loyola College 318 314 321 953 +101

Loyola IndividualsT96 Matt Bassler +20 F 74 79 80 233T102 Michael Mulieri +21 F 80 79 75 234T122 Chris Derby +25 F 79 79 80 238139 Alex Redfearn +35 F 85 77 86 248140 Mike O'Keefe +44 F 85 82 90 257