Oct. 4, 2009
HOWEY IN THE HILLS, Fla. -
Loyola finished 10th in its third event of the season, after posting a 307 Sunday, at the Mission Inn Fall Intercollegiate. The Greyhounds carded back-to-back scores of 307 after opening with a 314 to finish the event with an aggregate 928.
Florida Gulf Coast University won the event with an 864, while the host team, Saint John's, finished fifth with an 891. Florida Gulf Coast took top honors all around, as Daniel Mazziota won individually. Loyola senior Alex Redfearn was the top finisher for the Greyhounds, tying for 23rd in the event and grabbing his second top-25 finish of the season.
In his third round at the El Campeon course, Redfearn fired a 74, just one shot higher than his low round of 73 he shot to open the tournament Friday. Back in his home state, the Boynton Beach native finished the event with a 12-over 225 (73-78-74), tying for 23rd. The finish was his second-highest of the season, behind his tie for eighth at last month's Manor Intercollegiate.
Behind Redfearn was Jay Mulieri at 18-over. Mulieri shot a 76 to finish the event with a 231. Mulieri pulled himself up from 40th to 37th after two straight rounds of 76.
Freshman Jason Burton was not far behind Mulieri at 20-over. In his first collegiate tournament, Burton finished tied for 41st, shooting a combined 233 (82-75-76). Will Handley, the other freshman and Florida native in the field, went 84-87-81 to finish with a 39-over 252.
Ryan McCarthy finished in the middle of the pack, shooting an 83 Sunday. McCarthy went 80-78-83 for a combined 241 (28-over), and a tie for 53rd.
The Greyhounds continue their fall season next week when they travel to the D.A. Weibring Invitational in Norman, Ill.