Oct. 12, 2008
Normal, Ill. - The golf team received its most balanced performances of the season Sunday afternoon as it played the first 36 holes of the 54-hole D.A. Weibring Invitational and stands in a tie for fourth place. The final round will be played Monday in Normal, Ill.,
All of the scoring Greyhounds golfers shot 74 or better for each of their two rounds as Loyola posted consistent scores of 287 and 289 for a 576 total to equal the performance of SIU-Edwardsville. Illinois leads the 15-team field with a team total of 555 followed closely by host Illinois State with a 558. Western Illinois is third with 576, just one shot better than the Greyhounds.
Senior captain Mike Mulieri was the only Loyola player to shot under Par 70 for one of his rounds, shooting a one-under 69 for his first trip around the course. He followed that with a two-over 72 for a 141 total which ranks tied for eighth among individual scores.
Freshman Ryan McCarthy was the second lowest Greyhound, improving his first-round 74 with an even par 70 for his second round to total 144 for a tie for 18th. One shot back of him is sophomore Alex Redfearn with a 72-73 day, good for a tie for 22nd. Freshman Patrick McCormick was one shot behind him with a 72-74 effort to rank in a tie for 25th. Freshman Jay Mulieri was the final Loyola participant, carding a 77 and a 75 to sit in a tie for 57th.
The Fighting Illini's Scott Langley is the low man in the field, shooting six-under 64 for his first round and following that with a three-under 67. He is two shots better than Kyle Bragg of Illinois State, who posted scores of 67 and 66.
The event has a tie to Baltimore as its namesake captured the Senior PGA Championship at nearby Baltimore Country Club in Timonium on Sunday.