Men's Golf Scores Five Under Par In Opening 36 At Mid-Pines Intercollegiate

Sept. 10, 2007

Pinehurst, N.C. - Senior Chris Derby fired a two-round score of 140 to lead a strong Loyola effort in its first two rounds of the 2007-08 season. The Greyhounds shot a five under 571 and are alone in third place heading into Tuesday's final round at the Mid-Pines Intercollegiate in Pinehurst, N.C.

Derby's four-under par was spurred by a round of 69 to lead all Greyhounds on the day. Junior Michael Mulieri, who opened with a round of 70, followed with a 73 in his second round to finish the day one-under par.

Senior co-captain Matt Bassler was also one-under par on the day with rounds of 72-71, while freshman Keith Hall rounded out the Loyola scorers with rounds of 73 and 72.

Loyola is one of only three teams to score under par on Monday, but still trail tournament leader Old Dominion by 14 strokes. The Monarchs lead the field with a 36-hole score of 557, while East Carolina is in second at 559. The 13-team field is rounded out by Towson at 603.

Tuesday's final round will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the `Hounds holding a six-stroke lead on fourth place Belmont.