July 30, 2009
Glenn Dale, Md. - An already-successful offseason continued for Loyola golfer Jay Mulieri on Wednesday as the rising sophomore won the Bubby Worsham Memorial by one stroke at Glenn Dale Golf Club to become just the fourth repeat winner in the tournament's 58-year history.
Mulieri, the 2009 MAAC Rookie of the Year, fired an even-par 70 on the final round that included two birdies, two bogeys and the rest pars. He shot 67-70 the previous days to finish at a cumulative 207. He won the tournament last year at Woodmont, and earlier this summer captured the Maryland State Amateur by two strokes.
"I'm very comfortable playing on this course," told Mulieri to The Washington Examiner regarding Glenn Dale, a public course in Glenn Dale, Md. "This is where I first learned to play golf so I know it very, very well. Being in this position in the same tournament helped me a lot this year."
Mulieri beat Brendan Kelly, a sophomore at Villanova, by a stroke after Kelly missed a 20-foot downhill putt on the 18th hole.
The Bubby Worsham tournament, formerly dubbed simply "The Schoolboy," took on the name of its founder after his death in 1982. Past champions include former PGA commissioner Deane Beman (1955-56).
Jay's older brother Mike, a former standout golfer for Loyola who graduated in May, won the tournament in 2006.