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Loyola Begins Spring Season In Arizona

Patrick McCormick

Patrick McCormick

Feb. 24, 2012

Tournament Information
Where:
Palm Valley Golf Club – Goodyear, Ariz.
When:
Monday and Tuesday, Feb. 27-28
Times:
8 a.m. shotgun start both days
Tournament Field:
Bradley, British Columbia, Gonzaga, Loyola (Md.), Missouri State, UMKC, UNC Greensboro, North Dakota, St. Bonaventure, St. John’s, Seattle, South Dakota, Southern-Illinois-Edwardsville, Utah State, Utah Valley and Washington State. Individuals from Arizona State, UCLA and Western Texas College will also compete.
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The Loyola University Maryland golf team begins the spring portion of its season on Monday with a trip to Goodyear, Ariz., to play in the Re-Bath Snowman Getaway. The two-day tournament will have a 36 hole round on Monday, with the final 18 holes being played on Tuesday. Both rounds will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start.

“This winter has been unseasonably warm, so we’ve been able to get outside and practice quite a bit,” head coach Chris Baloga said. “Because of that, we’re not going to this tournament to work out the kinks, we’re going out there to play.”

Loyola will send seniors Ryan McCarthy, Patrick McCormick and Jay Mulieri, in addition to junior Jonathan Ross and freshman Bart George to the event.

The 16-team tournament field includes hosts Washington State, as well as Bradley, British Columbia, Gonzaga, Loyola (Md.), Missouri State, UMKC, UNC Greensboro, North Dakota, St. Bonaventure, St. John’s, Seattle, South Dakota, Southern Illinois-Edwardsville, Utah State and Utah Valley. Individuals from Arizona State, UCLA and Wetsern Texas College will also compete.

Throughout the fall, Mulieri led the Greyhounds with a 71.33 stroke average and shot par-or-under through eight of the 15 rounds, en route to two MAAC Golfer of the Month honors. He was the top finisher for Loyola at three of the five competitions, including finishing runner-up at the Hartford Hawks Invitational after losing in a tiebreaker round to UConn’s Jeb Buchanan.

George wrapped up the first portion of his rookie season in second on the team with a 72.92 stroke average. In three competitions, he shot under-par through three rounds and was Loyola’s top finisher at The McLaughlin, finishing tied for 22nd overall.

At the season-opening Maryland Invitational, McCarthy led the way with a seventh-place finish at the event. He finished the fall with three under-par rounds and a 74.08 stroke average.

McCormick was third on the team this fall with a 73.78 stroke average, while Ross had a stroke average 74.17 through four events.

This tournament will be the first of six spring events for the Greyhounds. Up next, Loyola will head to Orlando, Fla., for the UCF Rio Pinar Invitational on Monday, March 19 and Tuesday, March 20.


 

 

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