Loyola Golfers Tee It Up At State Amateurs

July 1, 2010

BALTIMORE - Several Loyola University Maryland golfers, past and present, have competed at various state amateurs during the summer of 2010.

Two-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference medalist Mike Mulieri '09 advanced to the semifinals of the 89th Maryland State Amateur in June at Congressional Country Club, host of the 2011 U.S. Open.

Mulieri defeated Greg Killian, 4-and-2, in the first round, and Russell Pies, 3-and-2, in the second. Mulieri then edged Zachary Lese, 1-up, in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual champion Sean Bosdosh, 3-and-2 in the semifinals.

A pair of current Loyola players, Jay Mulieri and Jason Burton matched up in the first round of match play at the Maryland Amateur.

Burton defeated Mulieri, the 2009 champion, 2-up. He then beat Brent Martin, 4-and-3, to advance to the quarterfinals where he lost to eventual runner-up, Keith Unikel, 2-up.

Two of their current Greyhounds teammates, Patrick McCormick and Will Handley, competed at the Florida State Amateur, along with T.J. Shuart '05.

Handley shot 74 in qualifying at Mayacoo Country Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., and was the first alternate from the section.

McCormick and Shuart carded rounds of 71 and 69, respectively, at Weston Hills Country Club in Weston, Fla., to qualify for the amateur. Both, however, missed the cut at the event.