Sept. 27, 2010
SOUTH KENT, Conn. - The Loyola University Maryland men's golf team played through a rainy round and a half on Monday at the Hartford Hawks Invitational, standing in seventh place after inclement weather halted play after one official round.
The Greyhounds finished the first round in seventh place with a 19-over 307. Loyola trails sixth-place Rutgers by two strokes and leads Fairfield, Temple and Drexel who stand tied for eighth at 21-over.
Loyola's strongest first-round performance came from Ryan McCarthy (Silver Spring, Md./Gonzaga College H.S.), who matched a 36 on the front nine with a 36 on the back to finish with an even-par 72. The score gives him a tie for fourth with three others.
Alex Redfearn (Boynton Beach, Fla./Pope John Paul II) and Andrew McGill (Needham, Mass./Needham) finished six shots behind McCarthy as each shot a 6-over 78 in the first round. Redfearn and McGill finished in a tie for 40th.
Patrick McCormick (Weston, Fla./University School) followed a 38 on the front nine with a 41 through the back nine to finish a 7-over 79, putting him in a tie for 46th. Jonathan Ross (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) finished four shots behind McCormick with an opening round score of 83, tying him for 66th.
Rain halted the Greyhounds' second round after about 14 holes.
The second round will pick up on Tuesday with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. A weather assessment after the completion of the second round will determine if the Invitational will proceed with a third round.