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Golf Team Returns To Florida To Defend MAAC Title

April 28, 2011

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - The Loyola University Maryland golf team returns to Disney's Magnolia Course this weekend in search of its fourth-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference title.

After playing the last two years at the Celebration Golf Course, the tournament returns to the 7,488-yard Magnolia Course where the Greyhounds won the first of their three-straight championships in 2008.

Home to the PGA Tour's Children's Miracle Network Classic - an event that has been won by the likes of Raymond Floyd, Davis Love III, Jack Nicklaus, Mark O'Meara, Vijay Singh, Lanny Wadkins and Tiger Woods - the par 72 course has hosted the MAAC Championships on five previous occasions.

First-year Loyola Head Coach Chris Baloga will take five Greyhound golfer to the event, including senior Alex Redfearn, juniors Patrick McCormick and Ryan McCarthy, sophomore Jonathan Ross and freshman Will Handley.

For the first time, ESPN3.com will produce daily highlight segments from the three-round tournament that begins on Friday and concludes Sunday. The highlights can be seen by click here to visit the MAAC Championships website.

Earlier this week, Baloga spoke to LoyolaGreyhounds.com about the Championships. Watch his preview of the event here: