BETHPAGE, New York - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Matt Oshrine posted a new single-round school record in the golf team's season opener Friday, leading all golfers with a 6-under 64 on the first round of St. John's Doc Gimmler Tournament. Oshrine holed an eight-foot birdie on his final hole of the first 18 played on the Red Course at the Bethpage State Park to cap off his personal-best round.
Oshrine continued his hot start into the second round, carding a 5-under 65 to finish the day in the lead with an 11-under 129. His first-round score of 64 replaces junior teammate Jimmy Dengler's score of 65 from Army's Stars and Stripes Invitational in 2013 as a school record, while his six-under score is just shy of the program's low round vs. par record of seven-under from 1995 (Brandon Luckett shot 7-under 65 to win 1995 MAAC Championship).
Senior Bart George, junior Keegan Boone and freshman Bennett Wisner - making his collegiate debut - are all in a seven-way tie for 28th place, all finishing the day at 3-over 143. Boone shot an even 70 through the first round and followed it up with a 3-over 73, while Wisner had a 2-over 72 and 1-over 71, respectively. George was the lone Greyhound to shave strokes off his opening-round score, as he shot a 3-over 73 through the first round before carding an even 70 through the second round move out of a tie for 42nd.
Freshman Jeremy Wall shot a 4-over 74 and a 5-over 75 throughout his first collegiate action, finishing tied for 65th at 9-over 149.
Dengler, competing as an individual, is in a tie for 35th at 4-over 144 (74-70).
As a team, the Greyhounds posted matching rounds of 1-under 279 to enter the final round in third place at 2-under 558. Yale leads the way at 9-under 551, while Army is second at 7-under 553.
Oshrine holds a five-stroke lead among the individuals, while St. Thomas Aquinas' Kai Rastetter is second at 6-under 134 and Yale's Thomas Greenhalgh is third at 5-under 134.
Loyola will return to the course for the final round Saturday morning.