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McCormick Leads Greyhounds After Day One Of Championships

After the first round, Brian McCormick ties for third.

After the first round, Brian McCormick ties for third.

April 26, 2013

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - In the first day of Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Championship action, the Loyola University Maryland men’s golf team sits in third with a combined score of 9-over-par 297, at Disney’s Palm Golf Course. 

Sophomore Brian McCormick led the Greyhounds at 2-under-par-70, after back-to-back birdies helped the sophomore to a front nine score of 2-under-par 36.  At the turn, McCormick bogeyed No. 11, but got back to even on the back nine, after a birdie on No. 13.  McCormick came into the clubhouse tied for third with Iona College’s Andrew Graham.

Jon Ross joined McCormick in the top ten, turning in a first-round scorecard of two-over-par-74. In his first conference championship appearance, freshman Jimmy Dengler tied for 13th with a score of 4-over-par-76.  Will Handley trailed Dengler by one stroke, going into the second round tied for 17th among three other competitors. Sophomore Bart George tied for 31st, with a score of 10-over-par-82.

After day one, Iona College led in the clubhouse at 1-under-par 287, while Fairfield University held a four-stroke lead over the Greyhounds.  

Iona’s Dylan Newman led in the clubhouse, with a first round total of 4-under-par-68.

The Greyhounds will return to the Palm Course tomorrow, to continue day two of the 54-hole competition. Tee times are set to begin at 7:30 a.m., starting off the No. 10 tee.