Aug. 10, 2005
Baltimore, Md. - The Loyola men's golf team will vie for a fourth straight NCAA Tournament bid with 11 scheduled tournaments it announced today. The Greyhounds, who have won three straight MAAC titles, open the year at the Navy Fall Invitational in Annapolis and end the spring at the MAAC Championships in Orlando, Fla.
"Our tournament schedule continues to evolve," says Loyola Golf Coach Tom Beidleman. "I am very pleased with the strength and variety of golf courses slated for this year."
The Greyhounds begin the season with back-to-back tournaments in early September, starting at Navy on September 9-11 before competing in the Towson Invitational at Hagerstown from September 18-20. An early October visit to Williamsburg, Va. and a late October tournament at the John MacDonald Invitational in Atlantic City closes out the short, but highly competitive fall slate.
The Pala Mesa Invitational in Fallbrook, Calif. opens the spring campaign the second weekend in February. A trip to Mississippi the following weekend and a return to the Fort Lauderdale Spring Classic set the table for a tough spring schedule.
Familiar tournaments such as the William & Mary Invitational, the Drew Upton Memorial and the Navy Spring Invitational will prepare the `Hounds for the MAAC Championships from April 20-23. The 2006 conference championships will take place at Disney's Palm Course, where Loyola won in 2004.
"This year's schedule takes into consideration the youth of this squad," adds Beidleman. "Focusing more attention on the all-important championship segment of the spring."
FALL 9/9 - 9/11Navy Fall Invitational - Annapolis, MD9/18 - 9/20Towson Fall Invitational - Hagerstown, MD10/2 - 10/4Joe Agee Invitational - William & Mary - Williamsburg, VA10/23 - 10/25John MacDonald Invitational - Temple - Atlantic City, NJ
SPRING2/12 - 2/14/06Pala Mesa Invitational - Drake - Fallbrook, CA2/19 - 2/21Pizza Hut Invitational - Jackson State - Philadelphia, MS3/8 - 3/10Ft. Lauderdale Spring Classic - Coral Springs, FL3/25 - 3/27William & Mary Invitational - Williamsburg, VA3/31 - 4/2Drew Upton Invitational - Towson - Salisbury, MD4/7 - 4/9Navy Spring Invitational - Annapolos, MD4/20 - 4/23MAAC Championship - Disney World, FL