Golf Team Improves To 13th At Hawks Invitational

Sept. 30, 2008

North Falmouth, Mass. - The men's golf team moved up one spot in the team standings as senior Michael Mulieri posted the third-best individual score of Tuesday's final round with a four-under par 68 to lead the Greyhounds to a 13th-place finish at the Hawks Invitational. Mulieri improved his score from the first day by 11 shots which tied for the best second-day improvement in the 118-golfer field.

"It was a weekend full of challenges," Greyhounds eighth-year coach Tom Beidleman said following the completion of play Tuesday. "I am quite pleased with the way we rebounded today and it is a sign of the good things to come."

Mulieri's 147 total placed him in a tie for 20th among the individual golfers and he posted the third-highest total of birdies, making 10 among his 36 holes. Sophomore Alex Redfearn improved four shots from his first round to finish with a 74 Tuesday and a 152 for the tournament, placing in a tie for 54th. He also was one of just six golfers to record an eagle during the event.

Loyola's three freshmen rounded out the scoring as Jay Mulieri ended up tied for 63rd (154), Ryan McCarthy tied for 68th and Patrick McCormick tied for 108th.

Only nine teams in the 23-team field shot better than the Greyhounds' final-day 296 and Loyola's 14-shot improvement from the first round was surpassed by only five squads. First-day leader Baylor maintained that spot to finish with a 10-stroke win over North Carolina State. The Wolfpack's Matt Hill ran away with individual medalist honors, finishing with a 131 total over the 36 holes.

The Greyhounds will have two weeks before their next event, the Weibring Invitational in Normal, Ill.