Lemp Cards Loyola's Best-Ever Score At NCAA Regional

May 17, 2014

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COLUMBIA, Mo. - Senior Brendan Lemp became the first Loyola University Maryland golfer to finish at par of better in an NCAA Regional Championship Saturday afternoon, carding a 5-under 67 through the final round to finish the NCAA Columbia Regional at the Club at Old Hawthorne in a tie for 26th with an even 216.

Freshman Connor Flach also carded his tournament-best round today, shooting 2-under 70, to finish tied for 65th with sophomore Jimmy Dengler. Both finished at 15-over 231 for the tournament. 

Freshman Matt Oshrine was second for the Greyhounds, shooting an even 72 today to finish in a tie for 73rd at 5-over 221, while junior Bart George carded a 5-over 77 to place in a tie for 62nd at 13-over 229.

As a team, the Greyhounds finished 13th and just four strokes out of 10th place with a 24-over 888.

Ryan McCarthy ('12) was previously Loyola's top-place finisher at regionals, finishing in a tie for 31st at 1-over 214 in 2009.

Missouri's Emilio Cuartero, ranked 63rd nationally, was the top individual finisher, shooting an 11-under 205 through the three rounds, while No. 26 Talor Gooch and No. 37 Jordan Niebrugge, both from Oklahoma State, and Missouri's Hunter Kraus were tied for second overall at 10-under 206.

No. 2 Oklahoma State (33-under 831), No. 24 Arkansas (28-under 836), No. 46 Missouri (27-under 837), No. 14 LSU (15-under 849) and No. 50 Iowa State (15-under 849) finished 1-5, respectively, and will all advance to the NCAA Championships.