Six With Loyola Ties Advance To Maryland Amateur Match Play
LUTHERVILLE, Md. - Loyola University Maryland golfers Brandon Berry and Evan Brown both qualified for match play in the Maryland State Golf Association (MSGA) Amateur Championship at Baltimore Country Club. They will be joined by Head Coach Chris Baloga and three Greyhound alums, Matt Bassler ‘08, Connor Flach ‘17 and Michael Mulieri ‘09.
Berry shot a 1-over par 71 on Thursday to tie for 13th in stroke play, while Brown was a stroke behind at 72, tying him for 24th.
Berry will face the University of Iowa’s Benton Weinberg in the first-round of match play on Friday, while Brown takes on Jamy Farrah. Thirty-two golfers advanced out of stroke play and the eventual champion will be crowned after five round of match play this weekend.
Bassler, Flach and Mulieri each shot 71 on Thursday to tie Berry and others for 13th. Bassler will play Michael O’Neil in the first round of match play; Flach is slated to play Will Rosenfeld, and Mulieri faces Marshall Meisel.
Baloga, who recently completed his eighth year as Loyola’s head coach, shot 73 on Thursday and emerged from a five for nine playoff to advance to match play. He will play Anthony Rice in the Round of 32 on Friday.
Three other Loyola alums, Brendan Peel ’18, Ryan McCarthy ’12 and Patrick McCormick ’12 also competed in stroke play but did not advance. McCarthy and McCormick both shot 6-over 76, while Peel finished at 13-over 83.