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Oshrine And Peel In Top-10 After First Day Of Fighting Irish Golf Classic

Sept. 28, 2014

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Loyola University Maryland sophomore Matt Oshrine and freshman Brendan Peel finished the first round of the Fighting Irish Golf Classic at the Warren Golf Course on Sunday among the top-10 players.

Oshrine led the majority of the round after making an eagle on his eighth hole, the 17th, to move to 5-under par. A double-bogey on 18 dropped him back to 3-under and he went even through his last nine holes to finish the day in fourth place at 3-under 68, marking his fourth-straight round at under par this season.

Peel, competing in his first collegiate event, enters tomorrow’s second round in a three-way tie for sixth place after carding a 1-under 70 today.

Freshman Bennett Wisner finished third for the Greyhounds, carding a 4-over 75 to sit in a tie for 24th place, while junior Keegan Boone is one stroke behind, at 5-over 76, and in a tie for 30th place.

Sophomore Connor Flach shot 8-over 79 and is tied for 42nd, while senior Bart George is 48th at 12-over 83.

Ball State’s McCormick Clouser is atop the leaderboard, finishing the day at 5-under 66, while Long Beach State’s Kevin Lee and Notre Dame’s Cory Sciupider are tied for second at 4-under 67.

As a team, the Greyhounds are in fourth place and just four strokes behind Notre Dame, the tournament host and leader after day one. The Fighting Irish shot a 1-over 285 today, while Long Beach State is second at 3-over 287 and Michigan State is third at 4-over 288. Loyola shot a 5-over 289, while Ball State rounds out the top five with a 9-over 293.

Loyola will head to the Lost Dunes Golf Club tomorrow for the tournament’s second round.