Sept. 28, 2010
SOUTH KENT, Conn. - Members of the Loyola University Maryland men’s team finished the final four holes of the second round at the Hartford Hawks Invitational on Tuesday before the threat of rain brought an early end to the tournament after 36 holes. The Greyhounds finished the tournament in fifth place as a team while Ryan McCarthy (Silver Spring, Md./Gonzaga College H.S) tied for fourth individually.
Loyola improved on its first round by eight strokes to finish with a 30-over 606, placing fifth out of a 15-team field. The Greyhounds trailed host school Hartford by seven strokes but outpaced sixth-place Rhode Island by two.
Ryan McCarthy led the Greyhounds with a 1-over 73 in the second round to finish at 1-over overall, giving him a tie for fourth. The finish marks McCarthy’s best result of the season.
Several members of the Loyola men’s golf team improved in their second rounds, but no Greyhound had a better second round than Alex Redfearn (Boynton Beach, Fla./Pope John Paul II). Redfearn recovered from an opening round 78 with an even-par 72 in the second 18 holes to finish in a tie for 15th at 6-over for the tournament.
Andrew McGill (Needham, Mass./Needham) matched a first round 78 with another in the second to shoot a 12-over 156 overall. McGill finished in a tie for 34th.
Patrick McCormick (Weston, Fla./University School) improved on his first day by one stroke with a second-round 78. McCormick finished one stroke behind McGill in a tie for 41st, carding a 13-over aggregate score of 157.
The largest Loyola leap of the tournament came from Jonathan Ross (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township), who shot a 4-over 76 in the second round after posting an 83 after the first day. Ross moved up 18 spots to a tie for 48th with the 15-over finish.
Loyola returns to the links on October 9 and 10 for the Joe Agee Invitational at Colonial Heritage Golf Club in Williamsburg, Va.