Inserra Sets School Record At 9-Under, Golf Ties For Fourth
GOODYEAR, Ariz. - Loyola University Maryland freshman Brett Inserra shot a school-record 9-under par 63 on Monday to lead the Greyhounds to a tied for fourth place at the 2018 Loyola Intercollegiate at Palm Valley Golf Club.
Inserra was Loyola's top finisher at the event with a three-round total of 11-under 205 to tie for 10th. Ethan Wall shot even-par 72 on Monday and finished tied for 15th, while Brendan Peel was 1-under in the final round to tie for 18th overall.
As a team, the Greyhounds were 28-under for the three-round tournament, tying with Eastern Michigan University and Gonzaga University for fourth place. College of Charleston won the event at 48-under and was followed by Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville and the University of Hartford at 35- and 33-under.
Inserra's record day actually started with a plus number as he bogeyed the par-4 10th hole, but he evened his card with a birdie at 11. He had two-straight pars before birdieing the 14th hole to get into the red numbers. He bracketed a birdie on the 16th with pars before recording an eagle on the 545-yard, par-5 18th hole to drop to 4-under on the day.
He made the turn with four pars in a row and then carded his second eagle of the round on the fifth. Two more birdies and six and seven took his score to 8-under, and after a par at the eighth, Inserra birdied his final hole, the par-4 ninth to complete his 63.
Inserra's 9-under is three strokes better than any player's round in Loyola's recorded history. Nine players previously had shot 6-under, most recently when Wall did so in the first round of September's Northern Intercollegiate.
The 63 was also the low round of Monday's final 18.
The Greyhounds are back in action on the opposite coast March 5-6 when they compete at the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate at Fort Lauderdale Country Club.