May 9, 2011
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland men's golf team learned Monday evening that it will head to Tucson, Ariz., to compete in the NCAA Regional hosted by the University of Arizona at the Omni Tucson National Golf Resort.
The Greyhounds won their fourth-straight Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship to qualify for the NCAA Regional. They will compete against 13 other teams at the event, including Texas A&M, San Diego State, Texas Tech, California, Liberty, Washington, Pepperdine, Oregon State, Purdue, UC-Davis, Texas-Arlington, Army and the host Wildcats.
The Arizona Regional will take place May 19-21 in a 54-hole format. Tucson National was the longtime home of the PGA Tour's Tucson Open and is hosting its fifth Regional.
Loyola and the other teams will compete on the resort's par-72, 7,094-yard Catalina Course that features challenging greens that offer sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
The Greyhounds became the first team since 1989 to win four consecutive MAAC titles. Loyola shot a final-round 302 to defeat second-place Iona by 13 strokes.