March 19, 2011
Baltimore, Md. - Having not competed since mid-February, the Loyola University Maryland golf team returns to action this week to begin a stretch run with eyes on the MAAC Championship in late-April. A new fivesome takes to the course Monday at Tuesday, playing 18 holes each day at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate.
The event, which will take place at the Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Va., and hosted by the College of William & Mary, will feature schools from the Mid-Atlantic and the Northeast using the Woods Course, a par-72 layout measuring 6,659 yards.
Greyhounds first-year head coach Chris Baloga has shuffled his lineup as he looks for the right recipe of players to take to the 2011 MAAC Championships in Orlando, Fla., being contested beginning April 28 through May 1.
"I'm trying to put a team together to win the MAACs next month," Baloga stated. "We decided to switch up the lineup to see what they can do and find the missing pieces that can return the MAAC Championship to us again this year."
The quintet playing Monday and Tuesday will feature a senior (Alex Redfearn), a junior (Patrick McCormick), two sophomores (Jonathan Ross and Jason Burton) and a freshman (Andrew McGill). Burton and McGill have yet to represent the team in 2001, but Burton was part of the group of players who led Loyola to its third straight MAAC totle last year and advanced to the NCAAs.
In addition to host William & Mary, the field features local rivals Maryland, Towson and Georgetown and MAAC foes Canisius, Fairfield and Niagara.
Stay locked in to LoyolaGreyhounds.com and Twitter.com/greyhoundsgolf for updates throughout the tournament.