March 27, 2009
Baltimore, Md. - After traveling to Ponte Vedra Fla. and Seaside Calif. for its last two events, the Loyola golf team returns to more familiar surroundings this weekend for the Towson Invitational in Graysonville, Md. The Greyhounds will play 36 holes on Saturday and 18 on Sunday at Prospect Bay Country Club.
Loyola tees off tomorrow at 8 a.m. The lineup will consist of senior Michael Mulieri, junior Keith Hall, sophomore Alex Redfearn, and three freshmen: Jay Mulieri and Ryan McCarthy. Seton Hall and Longwood University will be in Loyola's first-day group.
A very competitive field will comprise Loyola's competition. Some of the other teams include Kent State, UNC Greensboro, Georgetown, Navy and Army. The tournament marks Loyola's third of the spring.
"This will be a good judge of where we are and what we have learned from our two previous events," said Loyola Head Coach Tom Beidleman. He also noted that the course was in good shape and that weather could definitely be a factor in the outcome.
Two weeks ago at the CSUMB Otter Invitational , Loyola finished tied for seventh place with CSU-Stanislaus at 72-over par. Michael Mulieri led the Hounds with a 10th-place finish in individual play (75, 75, 76).
Patrick McCormick wasn't far behind, as he posted a team-best 75 on the final day to finish 17-over par (78-80-75). He took 19th in the field.
Jay Mulieri finished tied for 33rd ( 81 77 79-237) and Redfearn (80 77 82- 239) earned 42nd. McCarthy played the first day, but withdrew before the second round.