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Golf Notches 12th-Place Finish in NCAA West Regional

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May 22, 2010

BREMERTON, Wash. - Men's golf put in their best round of the NCAA West Regional Saturday at Gold Mountain Golf Club in Bremton, Wash., combining for a final-round score of 292. However, with favorable conditions in the final round the rest of the field finished strong as well and the 'Hounds slipped to 12th place.

Loyola combined for a 40-over total of 904 (308-304-292) on the Olympic Course, finishing 10 strokes ahead of Fresno State. No. 1-seeded Washington won the regional with a three-round total of 844 (20-under). The Huskies also went 1-2-3 in the individual standings with Richard Lee earning medalist honors shooting 8-under (208) in the tournament.

Washington, Southern California, San Diego, Oregon State and Illinois all advance to the NCAA Championship next week at the Honors Course in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Patrick McCormick was the top finisher for Loyola, finishing tied for 36th with a 6-over 222. Making his second career start in an NCAA Regional, the sophomore bettered his scores each day going 75-74-73. Starting on the back nine in Saturday's final round, McCormick got into some mid-round trouble before making the turn but managed to hold steady on the front by birdying holes two and four before going even the rest of the way.

Alex Redfearn and Jay Mulieri both tied for 43rd going 8-over (224) on the weekend.

Redfearn had Loyola's lowest final round score, firing a 71. Redfearn, playing in his third NCAA Regional, heated up on the back nine birdying 15 and 18 before the turn. The junior then put together a solid front nine to finish 1-under.

Mulieri cruised through the back nine with three birdies but was tripped up on the front. After bogeying holes one and three, Mulieri held steady until closing out with bogeys on eight and nine to finish 1-over Saturday.

Ryan McCarthy was able to put two bad rounds behind him and finish strong with a final-round 75. The sophomore went 86-82-75 to finish 27-over (243) in a solo 75th place.

Freshman Jason Burton finished two strokes ahead of his teammate after putting up an 82 Sunday, giving him a total of 241 (81-78-82) in his first career NCAA Regional tournament.