March 29, 2013
Lake Worth, Fla. - Junior Alex Cusumano fired an opening round 71 to lead the Loyola men's golf team on day one of the FAU Spring Break Championship. The Ramblers currently sit in fifth place, just two strokes out of a hotly contested top three. Loyola head coach Adam Kwiatkoski was impressed with the way his team opened their season this afternoon.
"I'm pleased with the way we started today," said Kwiatkoski. "It's definitely a confidence builder to come down here and compete with southern schools on day one that have the opportunity to practice year round. There are plenty of positives to take from today and we're all looking forward to continued improvement tomorrow."
Cusumano, out of St. Louis, Mo., sits just three strokes off the lead on the individual leaderboard behind Evan Russel (Hartford) who fired a three-under 68. The junior got his day off to a great start, registering birdies on two of his first three holes. Freshman PJ Riner is nipping on the heels of his teammate on the leaderboard after carding a one-over 72. The Johns Creek, Ga. native is tied for twelfth.
Rounding out the Rambler lineup were junior Nick Willenborg (74), sophomore Nick Dennis (77) and senior Brian Van De Motter (80). Van De Motter finished the day with a flourish, registering birdies on holes 15 and 18.
Second round action will resume tomorrow morning at the FAU Spring Break Championship at 8:30 a.m. local time. Sunday's final round is scheduled to commence at 8 a.m. in Lake Worth, Fla.