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Men's Golf Places Sixth At Towson Invitational

Sept. 21, 2005

Baltimore, Md. - Sophomore Chris Derby posted a three-under par 69 in Tuesday's final round at the Towson Invitational to help Loyola place sixth in the final team standings. The Greyhounds, who improved their Round Two score by 13 strokes over Day One, registered a 591 for the two-day tournament at Musket Ridge Golf Course.

"We played extremely well today," says Loyola Golf Coach Tom Beidleman. "But we started off in too big a hole and once again, round one really hurt our overall position in the field."

Derby finished the tournament with three birdies over his last four holes to shoot an even-par 144 while freshman Michael Mullieri put up rounds of 75 and 71 in his collegiate debut. Junior captain Will Shriver scored rounds of 74 and 75 to finish five strokes over par.

"Chris Derby was solid both days," says Beidleman. "Mullieri played very well in his first event and Will Shriver is just getting warmed up. I'm encouraged with our play today, particularly on a very good golf course."

Sophomore Matt Bassler improved upon his first-round 78 with a 74 while freshman Blake Furgerson rebounded from Monday's 84 with a 79 on Tuesday.

Campbell University won the tournament as the only school to shoot under par with their seven-under 569. George Mason, which finished 10 strokes back of the Camels, was runner up while James Madison rounded out the Top-3.

Towson Invitational - Loyola Scores
Chris Derby Loyola Co. 75 69 144 EMichael Mullieri Loyola Co. 75 71 146 +2Will Shriver Loyola Co. 74 75 149 +5Matt Bassler Loyola Co. 78 74 152 +8Blake Furgerson Loyola Co. 84 79 163 +19

Final Team Standings1 Campbell University 284 285 569 -72 George Mason Univ. 293 286 579 +33 James Madison Univ. 287 294 581 +54 Towson University 296 287 583 +75 Hartford, U. of 290 296 586 +106 Loyola College 302 289 591 +157 Rutgers University 300 293 593 +178 Temple University 302 296 598 +229 TU Gold 300 299 599 +2310 Boston College 309 294 603 +2711 Navy 304 300 604 +2812 Long Island U-Brklyn 309 314 623 +47