Ball Logs Top-10 Finish, Golfers Fourth At Fort Lauderdale
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - The Loyola University Maryland golf team put together an impressive final round of the Fort Lauderdale Intercollegiate at the Fort Lauderdale Country Club - North Course, to improve five spots and finished fourth overall at 11-over 875.
In addition, sophomore Preston Ball, playing as an individual, logged his second collegiate top-10 finish, turning in an even 216 for the tournament, which was good enough to place him in a tie for ninth. He shot an even 72 today.
Loyola struggled through its first two rounds yesterday, but all four scoring Greyhounds finished under par today to help Loyola jump Connecticut, Boston College, Florida Atlantic, Old Dominion and St. Bonaventure in the standings.
Senior Jeremy Wall turned in the Greyhounds' best score today, a 3-under 69, to improve more than 20 spots and finish tied for 17th at 219. Freshman Brett Inserra knocked in a 2-under 70 to finish tied for 45th at 225, while senior Bennett Wisner and classmate Brendan Peel each shot matching 71s through the final round. The duo finished the tournament one stroke apart, with Wisner placing 11th overall at 217 and Peel being tied for 12th, at 218.
Junior Erick Alonso also finished tied with Peel for 12th, as he carded a 74 today, while freshman Evan Brown used a 1-under 71 to finish two strokes back of his teammates and tied for 21st overall at 220.
Brandon Berry shot 72 today to finish tied for 39th at 224, while Ethan Wall rounded out the starting five, placing in a tie for 50th place at 226 after turning in a 73 today.
Nick Mejia and Stephen Weingroff played as individuals and finished at tied for 57th (83) and 87th (80) with three-round scores of 227 and 249, respectively.
The Greyhounds will return to tournament play on Sunday, March 25 when they travel to Williamsburg, Va., for the three-day Kingsmill Intercollegiate.