Oct. 10, 2005
Pittsburgh, Pa. - Loyola's men's golf team posted a 310 in its opening round at the Crowne Plaza Colonial Golf Classic in Pittsburgh, Pa. on Monday. The Greyhounds, who hold fourth place after Day One, are 13 strokes back of front-runner Dayton heading into Tuesday's final round at Montour Heights Country Club.
Sophomore Chris Derby led the `Hounds with a 74 while freshman Michael Mulieri scored a 78. Both Matt Bassler and Nick Brassill registered rounds of 79, right at the field stroke average of 79.75. Junior Will Shriver ended the day with an 82.
Robert Morris sophomore Jimmy Tomaseski was the only player to break par with his one-under 71 and he leads the field while the host Colonials sit in second place with their Round One 305.
"We have to slow down and make better decisions," says Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. "Particularly on a golf course as demanding as this one."
Loyola is one stroke out of a tie for third place and is one stroke better than Duquesne with 18 holes left to play. The final round will consist of 18 holes and will begin with a shotgun start at 9:30 a.m.