Oct. 9, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Loyola University Maryland men’s golf team turned in one of its best first rounds of the year to finish the first round of the Joe Agee Invitational in third place on Saturday. Jon Ross stood in second overall after the first round of the two-round tournament, which will play its second round on Sunday.
Loyola finished with an 11-over 295 at the par-71 tournament and trails host and current top team William & Mary by five strokes. The Greyhounds also sit just one stroke back of second-place Ohio Northern in the 14-team field.
“Everybody started out really well but we left a few shots out there coming in at the end of the round,” Head Coach Chris Baloga said. “Tomorrow we’ll have a chance to win, which is the first time this season that we’ve been able to do that.”
Jonathan Ross (Venetia, Pa./Peters Township) shot his lowest round of the year, a 1-under 70, to take sole possession of second place after 18 holes. Ross recorded matching scores of 35 on the front and back nine to lead the Greyhounds.
Ryan McCarthy (Silver Spring, Md./Gonzaga College H.S.) continued his strong play this season by posting a 2-over 73 to tie for 10th. McCarthy opened strong with a 33 through the first nine holes but shot a 40 on the back nine.
Two Loyola golfers tied for 23rd after the first round as Alex Redfearn (Boynton Beach, Fla./Pope John Paul II) and Jay Mulieri (Silver Spring, Md./Gonzaga College H.S.) shot matching scores of 37 and 39 through 18 holes to finish at 5-over for the day.
Patrick McCormick (Weston, Fla./University School) posted an 8-over 79 to tie for 40th. McCormick shot a 38 on the first nine holes and a 41 on the back nine.
The Greyhounds return for the final round of play tomorrow morning.