Golfers Lead After Two Rounds Of Mission Inn Invite

Oct. 22, 2011

HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Fla. - The Loyola University of Maryland golf team moved into first place after the second round of the Mission Inn Fall Intercollegiate Saturday afternoon at the Mission Inn Golf and Tennis Resort.

Stetson's Sam Ryder shot a 3-under 69 to take over the top individual spot heading into the final round, while the Greyhounds' junior Jon Ross sits second after finishing the second round with a 2-over 72. Ryder leads the way with a 142, while Ross is three strokes behind (145).

Senior Jay Mulieri moved into a tie for eighth place after shooting a 3-over 75 on the day for a 151 after two rounds. Freshman Jack Whelan is third for Loyola, and tied for 14th overall, at 154 (76-78).

Senior Ryan McCarthy recorded the biggest improvement on his second trip through the course, dropping eight strokes to card a 74 on the day. McCarthy moved into a tie for 17th place after finishing tied for 35th yesterday.

Rounding out the Greyhounds is junior Jason Burton, who is tied for 44th at 165 (84-81).

Loyola holds a one-stroke advantage over second place Florida Gulf Coast, 606-607, while Bethune-Cookman is sitting third at 608 and Johnson & Wales (Fla.) is fourth at 609. St. John's, the tournament host, rounds out the top five heading into the final round, shooting an aggregate 613.

The Greyhounds will conclude their final fall tournament tomorrow, teeing off at 9:05 a.m.