Sept. 13, 2011
CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The Loyola University Maryland golfers combined to go just 2-over Tuesday afternoon at River Marsh Golf Course, finishing fifth at the Maryland Intercollegiate.
A closing-round 286 gave the Greyhounds a 72-hole score of 853, just three-strokes shy of Old Dominion's fourth-place finish (850). Winthrop took the title by going 23-under throughout the two days (829), while Pennsylvania was second at 840. Georgetown took third at 844 and Maryland rounded out the top six at 855.
While senior Ryan McCarthy (Silver Spring, Md.) had the highest finish for the Greyhounds, taking seventh, senior Jay Mulieri (Silver Spring, Md.) had the best day. Mulieri climbed up the leaderboard, going from a tie for 13th to a tie for eighth, after shooting a 2-under 69. For the event, Mulieri went 67-74-69 and finished one stroke shy of McCarthy's 4-under 209 (67-70-72).
Sophomore Jason Burton (Baltimore, Md.) moved up as well after shooting a 1-under 70. Entering the final round tied for 23rd, an even 213 put Burton in a tie for 16th.
Junior Jon Ross (Venetia, Pa.) finished tied for 40th with a 8-over 221 after going 4-over 75 on Tuesday, while senior Patrick McCormick (Weston, Fla.) also shot a 75 on the final round for an aggregate score of 223 - tying him in a 54th-place finish.
Individually, freshman Bart George (Arnold, Md.) shot 1-under 70 to finish tied for 19th with a 2-under 214. Sophomore Cameron Liebert (Malvern, Pa.) finished tied for 65th after shaving three more strokes off his second-round score from yesterday to finish at 17-over 230 (81-76-73). Junior William Handley (Coral Springs, Fla.) rounded out the Greyhounds competing, finishing 72nd at 236 (79-72-85).
Loyola will return to action on Friday, heading to St. John's two-day tournament - The McLaughlin - at Bethpage Red Course in Farmingdale, N.Y.