Oct. 1, 2012
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Nick Dennis and Brian Van De Motter each tallied a 157 today as the Loyola University Chicago men's golf team opened play at the CSU Invitational at Canterbury Golf Club. With a team score of 628 after 36 holes of golf, the Ramblers find themselves in 10th place, just 12 strokes behind eighth-place Wright State.
Oakland (583) holds a seven-shot lead over host Cleveland State (590) as the teams head into tomorrow's final round. Mark Foster (Oakland) sits atop the individual leaderboard with a 143 (73-70), which places him one stoke ahead of both Cody Fixari (Wright State) and teammate Evan Bowser (Oakland).
Dennis opened the day for the Ramblers by shooting a three-over-par 75 before taking an 82 in today's second round. Van De Motter, who was playing back in his hometown, was consistent, putting up a 79 in the opening round before trimming a stroke off that total in the day's final round of 18.
Nick Willenborg (80-78) and Sean Hickey (81-77) each turned in a 158 and Alex Cusumano had an uncharacteristically tough day, going for a 166 (79-87) to round out the Loyola lineup. Sophomore Anthony Maroon, who like Van De Motter was returning to compete in his hometown, recorded a 162 (81-81) while competing as an individual.
The 11-team field wraps up play tomorrow with 18 holes of golf tomorrow morning.
Team Results Through Two Rounds
1. Oakland - 291-292=583
2. Cleveland State - 297-293=590
3. IPFW - 305-293=598
4. Youngstown State - 293-309=602
5. Detroit - 309-297=606
6. Appalachian State - 306-305=611
7. Robert Morris - 310-302=612
8. Wright State - 311-305=616
9. Evansville - 313-307=620
10. Loyola - 313-315=628
11. Malone - 322-314=636