April 15, 2004
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's golf team, with seven Top-5 finishes this season, has moved up to No. 11 in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The Greyhounds, who started the year at No. 25, were ranked 17th in the last poll.
"Coach Tom Beidleman has done an excellent job with the golf program," says Loyola Athletic Director Joe Boylan. "It's great to see Loyola ranked in the upper tier of a very strong region."
The Greyhounds closed out the fall with a tournament championship at the John McDonald Invitational and then opened this spring with a tournament championship at the Fort Lauderdale Spring Classic. Led by individual medallists, Will Shriver continued his excellent freshman campaign with a tournament title at the John McDonald Invitational and T.J. Shuart captured his first tournament championship at the Fort Lauderdale Spring Classic.
Loyola took fifth at the Drew Upton Memorial and followed that with a second-place finish at the Navy Spring Invitational earlier this month. Jeff O'Brien led the 'Hounds at Navy, guiding Loyola past regional foes Towson, George Washington and Princeton with his fifth-place finish.
The Greyhounds vie for a second straight MAAC Championship, something that has never been done in the history of the program, when they head to Palm Golf Club in Buena Vista Golf Club next Friday-Sunday, April 23-25.
Mid-Atlantic Region - Division I Rankings1. Penn State2. Georgetown3. Maryland4. Richmond5. Liberty6. Towson7. George Washington8. James Madison9. Rutgers10. Princeton11. Loyola College in Maryland12. Temple13. George Mason14. Navy15. William & Mary16. Pennsylvania17. Columbia18. Lehigh19. Drexel20. Siena21. Delaware22. Robert Morris23. St. Joseph's24. American25. St. John's