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.
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.