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Hot `Hounds Grab Day One Lead At Joe Agee Invitational

Oct. 2, 2006

Williamsburg, Va. - Sophomore Blake Furgerson led a red-hot Loyola squad with rounds of 66 and 70 at the Joe Agee Invitational in Williamsburg, Va. on Monday afternoon. The Greyhounds, which posted team rounds of 280 and 284 lead the 18-team field at Stonehouse Golf Club by one stoke with 18 holes to play.

Furgerson's 66 was the low round of the day and his third sub-70 round this season. He is alone in first place with his four-under par over the first two rounds. Teammate and classmate Michael Mulieri is two under par with rounds of 69 and is tied for fourth among all individuals.

The Greyhounds, which raced out to a first-round 280, built a nice lead with a total team effort. Junior Matt Bassler shot an even 70 to start and closed the day with a two-round 143. Senior captain Will Shriver is at 147 after rounds of 75 and 72 while Chris Derby posted rounds of 76 and 78.

"I'm proud of the way our guys played, from top to bottom," says Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. "We did a good job of managing the course and I'm looking forward to our match-ups tomorrow."

Loyola, which is one stroke up on Old Dominion and two stokes up on Richmond, will tee off at 9:40 a.m. with ODU, Richmond and third-place Princeton. The district-laden field includes a pair of teams ranked ahead of the `Hounds entering this week in James Madison and Columbia. The Dukes are 12th after two rounds while Columbia is 17th.

Joe Agee Invitational - Day One Results1 Loyola College 280 284 5642 Old Dominion Univ. 291 274 5653 Richmond, Univ. of 290 286 5764 Princeton University 293 286 5795 Francis Marion U. 297 285 5826 St. Joseph's Univer. 296 287 583East Carolina Univ. 292 291 5838 Wm. & Mary, Coll. of 295 292 5879 Towson University 296 293 58910 Delaware, U. of 299 292 59111 Boston College 302 292 59412 James Madison Univ. 301 295 59613 Drexel University 295 302 59714 Georgetown Univ. 296 303 59915 Cleveland State U. 299 303 602George Washington 310 292 60217 Columbia University 307 296 60318 Rutgers University 304 309 613

Loyola Players1 Blake Furgerson 66 70 136T 4 Michael Mulieri 69 69 138T 18 Matt Bassler 70 73 143T 29 Will Shriver 75 72 147T 71 Chris Derby 76 78 154