April 25, 2014
WEST POINT, N.Y. - The Loyola University Maryland men’s golf team travels to West Point this weekend for the squad’s first-ever Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship.
The United States Military Academy will host the 54-hole stroke play tournament played on the par-70 course at West Point Golf Club. The course plays just over 6,000 yards, including narrow fairways and up-and-down par threes. The field features teams from eight league schools, including host Army, Bucknell University, Colgate University, College of the Holy Cross, Lafayette College, defending champion Lehigh University, Loyola and the United States Naval Academy.
Each team is allowed six golfers with the top four scorers from each round contributing to the team’s total. In it’s inaugural year of championship play, Loyola’s Jimmy Dengler, Connor Flach, Bart George, Brendan Lemp, Andrew McGill and Matt Oshrine will play for the Patriot League title.
This spring the Greyhounds finished ahead of Bucknell, the league’s fourth-place finisher in the 2013 tournament, and Navy the runner-up to Lehigh by only seven strokes last year.
Loyola is playing for its 10th conference title, seventh consecutive after taking home six straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference wins from 2008-13. The Greyhounds entered the final round of the 2013 tournament 10 strokes back of the co-leaders Iona College and Fairfield University, but the team shot a tournament-best 5-under 283 to win the 2013 conference title and advance to the NCAA Regional Championships for the sixth time in as many years.
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