Oct. 13, 2009
NORMAN, Ill. -
The Greyhounds fell to seventh place Monday, after completing the second and third rounds of the D.A. Weibring Intercollegiate. After opening with a 296, Loyola posted back-to-back rounds of 308 in the second and third rounds to finish the Norman, Ill., event with a combined 912.
Loyola was just three shots back of host Illinois State's lead after the first 18 holes, but dropped to fifth after completing round two Monday morning, which was suspended due to darkness. The Redbirds won the event with a 54-hole score of 873.
Patrick McCormick carded his second top-20 finish in as many events with a solo 12th place finish. McCormick fired rounds of 70-76-77 to finish 13-over (223) and improve on his previous 20th place tie that last month at Longwood University's Manor Intercollegiate.
The sophomore had seven birdies over three rounds, one of the event's high marks. His opening round-70 was the `Hounds' lowest round of the weekend.
Also landing in the top-30 was Ryan McCarthy. McCarthy finished out the last two rounds at Weibring Golf Club with identical scores of 77 to put him in a tie for 26th (18-over, 228).
Jay Mulieri finished just two shots back from McCarthy, tying for 39th. Mulieri opened with a 76, and went 76-78 to finish with an 18-over 230.
Alex Redfearn opened with a 76 as well but struggled in the second round, shooting an 86. He finished the third round with another 76 to tie for 54th.
Keith Hall finished behind Redfearn. Hall went 80-79-80 for a combined 239, tying for 72nd.
The Greyhounds will return home for a few weeks before traveling to the West Coast for their next event. Loyola heads to Southern California for Cal State Northridge's Bill Cullum Invitational later this month. The two-day event at Wood Ranch Golf Club north of Los Angeles will close out the 2009 fall season.