By Kendra Farrell
BALTIMORE - The Loyola University Maryland golf team will be heading to South Bend, Indiana, this upcoming Monday and Tuesday to compete in the 10th-annual Fighting Irish Golf Classic.
This event will feature 36 holes of play on Monday, followed by an 18-hole final round on Tuesday. The Warren Golf Course, where the tournament will be held, was recently ranked in the top 30 collegiate golf courses in the country according to Golfweek and Links magazine. This will be the Greyhounds' second-consecutive trip to the Fighting Irish Classic.
"Our last event at Duke showed the upside that we have as a group," head coach Chris Baloga said. "There was obviously some disappointment in how we finished, but overall, it was a positive event for us. We're looking forward to getting back out on the course and making strides towards getting back on track."
The Greyhounds will be one of 12 teams competing in this tournament. Notre Dame, Dartmouth, DePaul, Eastern Michigan, Ball State, William & Mary, Wofford, St. Mary's (CA), Wisconsin, Utah State, and Xavier will also be participating as well as Loyola. Of the teams competing, Loyola has faced Notre Dame at the Rod Myers Invitational this season and placed seventh overall, while the Fighting Irish came in 12th out of 14.
Following this trip, the Greyhounds will travel to Meadows of Dan, Virginia to compete in the Primland Collegiate Invitational Monday 9/28 and Tuesday 9/29.