July 6, 2009
BALTIMORE - The Loyola College golf team will play a challenging slate of five tournaments in the fall, Head Coach Tom Beidleman announced today as his Greyhounds turn the page to the 2009 season and pursue their third straight MAAC Championship.
Loyola will open up the 2009-10 season at the Manor Intercollegiate on September 14-15. The tournament is held at the Manor Resort in Farmville, Va. The following weekend, September 20-21, the Greyhounds head to Lemont, Ill., to play in the John Dallio Invitational. It is hosted by DePaul University and takes place at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club.
Loyola will play three events in October, starting with the Mission Inn Invitational on 2-4. The tournament will be played at Mission Inn Resort in Howey in the Hills, Fla., and is hosted by St. John's University.A return trip to the Weibring Invitational, which the Greyhounds played in last year, comes next on October 11-12. Illinois State University will host at the Weibring Golf Club in Norman, Ill. Last season, the Greyhounds posted an outstanding showing in the tournament by finishing in fifth place among 15 teams. They shot a three-round 874.
For the second straight season, the Greyhounds will close out their fall schedule with a trip to the West coast, heading to Simi Valley, Calif., for the Bill Cullum Invitational on October 26-27. Cal State Northridge will host the event at Wood Ranch Golf Club. The Greyhounds concluded last year's fall season at the Santa Clara Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.
The Greyhounds will be actively pursuing their third straight MAAC Championship. This past spring they bested Siena by five strokes with a three-round 907 at the Celebration Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. Graduated senior Mike Mulieri won top individual honors for the second straight season. The win gave Beidleman, who was voted the 2009 MAAC Coach of the Year, his fifth MAAC Championship over the last seven seasons.
Loyola went on to play in the NCAA Southeast Regionals at the RedTail Golf Club in Sorrento, Fla. The Greyhounds took 14th place with a cumulative 888 at the 54-hole event. Four of the five players which participated at the Regionals, save Mike Mulieri, will return to the team.