Oct. 4, 2012
CHICAGO - The Loyola University Chicago men's golf team returns to action this weekend when they participate in the 2012 John Dallio Memorial at the Ruffled Feathers Golf Club in Lemont, Ill.
The field features a combination of local and regional rivals including host school DePaul, Horizon League foe UW-Green Bay, Big East power Marquette and local rivals Chicago State and Eastern Illinois. The three-round, two-day tournament is scheduled for 36 holes on Saturday and 18 holes on Sunday at the par-72 course with a layout of 6,898 yards.
Senior Brian Van De Motter will be looking to build off a strong showing at the CSU Invitational earlier this week. His 54-hole score of 229, including a final round score of 72 that tied the second-lowest mark of his Loyola career, propelled him to a 26th place finish on the overall leaderboard. Junior Nick Willenborg and sophomore Nick Dennis each turned in impressive final rounds to tie for 40th place overall as well. Head coach Adam Kwiatkoski will be looking for his team to continue improving heading into this weekend.
"We always view playing against one of our cross town rivals as a big opportunity to show what we can do," said Kwiatkoski. "Even with the challenging weather conditions that are predicted for this weekend, we're just hoping that we can prevail and continue to improve as a team."
Following play at the John Dallio Memorial, Loyola will be back in action when it competes in the Cougar Golf Classic in Hammond, Ind., October 15-16.