Oct. 21, 2008
Santa Clara, Calif. - Senior Michael Mulieri led Loyola's effort on Tuesday at the Santa Clara Invitational with a final-round 71 to claim a two-way tie for sixth place in individual play. The Greyhounds shot a 295 on the final 18 holes to take home sixth place. Loyola concludes the tournament with a three-round total of 900.
"The level of competition that we played against this fall certainly gives us a clear idea of our strengths and weknesses as we head into winter, Head Coach Tom Beidleman said. "I'm sure everyone is committed to work hard this off season"
Mulieri was just one of six players to finish at even-par or better on the final day at the par-71, 6,709 yard Silver Creek Country Club. After carding rounds of 71 and 75 in Monday's first two rounds, Mulieri's 71 on Tuesday put him at 217 for the 54-hole tournament, leading his team. His freshman brother, Jay, shot a 75 Tuesday and carded Loyola's second lowest total at 224 (72-77-75).
Sophomore Alex Redfearn finished tied in 27th with a 228 after he carded a 75 on the final 18. He carded a 78 and 75 Monday.
After shooting a pair of 80s on Monday, freshman Ryan McCarthy bounced back nicely with a 74 on Tuesday to finish in 36th place with a 234 aggregate. Senior Mike O'Keefe finished his round with a 78 for a 238 (83-77-78).
South Dakota State captured the tournament title with a five-over par 857. The Jackrabbits finished just one stroke ahead of runners-up, Kansas State University. Mitchell Gregson of KSU won the individual play with a 201 (67, 64, 70).