Sept. 12, 2011
COLLEGE PARK - The Loyola University Maryland men's golf team opened its fall season by finishing the first two rounds of the Maryland Invitational at River Marsh Golf Course in fifth place on Monday. The Greyhounds finished the day with a team score of 1-under 567 and three players in the top-25.
Loyola opened play with an impressive 7-under par total of 277, tying Winthrop for first place, before carding a score of 290 in the second round. After two rounds, Winthrop leads the field with a score of 544, while Penn sits second at 558, followed by Old Dominion at 562 and Georgetown at 563. Maryland, sitting sixth, trails Loyola by four strokes.
Senior Ryan McCarthy (Silver Spring, Md.) led the way today and currently sits fourth overall at 5-under with an aggregate score of 137. McCarthy opened with the team's lowest round of 4-under 67, before finishing the second round with a 1-under 70.
Senior Jay Mulieri (Silver Spring, Md.) also posted a 4-under 67 in the opening round and after shooting 3-over 74 on the second round, is tied for 13th with an aggregate score of 1-under 141.
Junior Jason Burton (Baltimore, Md.) is tied for 23rd, just two strokes back of Mulieri, shooting an aggregate 1-over 143 (70-73), while junior Jon Ross (Venetia, Pa.) is tied for 38th at 146 (73-73) and senior Patrick McCormick (Weston, Fla.) is tied for 49th, shooting 148 (74-74).
Individually, freshman Bart George (Arnold, Md.) is tied for 28th at 2-over 144. George shot 74 in the first round, before taking off four strokes for a 70 in the second round. Junior William Handley (Coral Springs, Fla.) is tied for 56th at 151 and showed the biggest round-to-round improvement, shaving off seven strokes in his second round for a 72. Sophomore Cameron Liebert (Malvern, Pa.) rounded out the Greyhounds, finishing the day tied for 65th at 157 (81-76).
Loyola will return to the course tomorrow for the final round of play.