Sept. 15, 2009
Farmville, Va. - The Loyola men's golf team began its campaign for a third straight MAAC title with a strong opening at the Manor Intercollegiate Monday, in Farmville, Va. The Greyhounds posted a 599 (296-303) in the opening rounds and are currently tied for third with Alex Redfearn, Keith Hall and Jay Mulieri standing in the top-20.
The par-72, 7,214-yard Manor Resort Golf Club played nicely to the Greyhounds' game. The Greyhounds are currently 18 shots off Gardner-Webb, who lead the event with a 36-hole score of 581 (290-291). The hosting Lancers are in second place with a 585 (291-294).
Redfearn leads the `Hounds in a solo fifth place. Redfearn fired rounds of 70 and 75 to finish with a 1-over 145, just four shots off Daniel Kim of Gardner-Webb's 3-under lead. His opening-round 70 was Loyola's lowest round of the day and one stroke higher than Kim's 69, the day's low round.
Hall comes into Tuesday's final round tied for 16th (4-over 149, 75-74), just one stroke ahead of teammate Mulieri. Hall stayed steady and consistent sinking 27 pars, a tournament-leading number.
Mulieri, the current Maryland State Amateur Champ and reigning MAAC Rookie of the year is nine shots off the lead with a 5-over 150 (73-77).
Loyola's Patrick McCormack and Ryan McCarthy are tied for 29th (11-over 155, 78-77) and 43rd (15-over 159, 80-79) going into Tuesday's final day of play.