Ramblers Return to Action at Cougar Golf Classic

Alex Cusumano will hope to continue his strong play at the Cougar Golf Classic.

Alex Cusumano will hope to continue his strong play at the Cougar Golf Classic.

Oct. 11, 2012

CHICAGO - The Loyola men's golf team will return to action this Monday and Tuesday when they compete in the 2012 Cougar Golf Classic.

Chicago State University will host the two-day event, scheduled to be played at the Haborside International Golf Center in Chicago. Harborside features a par-72 course with a 7,030-yard layout. The ten-team field includes host school Chicago State, Horizon League foes UW-Green Bay and Valparaiso and regional rival Eastern Illinois.

Junior Alex Cusumano will be hoping to pick up right where he left off at the John Dallio Memorial this past weekend in Lemont, Ill. Cusumano fired back-to-back rounds of 74 to lead the Ramblers on the individual leaderboard, finishing tied for ninth. Loyola was also represented in the top 25 by junior Nick Willenborg (77-73-81) and sophomore Nick Dennis (77-78-76). Senior Brian Van De Motter (79-80-77) and freshman PJ Riner (84-72-84) rounded out the Rambler lineup. Head Coach Adam Kwiatkoski is eager for his team to have another opportunity to play in front of a local crowd.

"This event serves as a fantastic opportunity for our guys to play in the city," stated Kwiatkoski. "Harborside is a great course and it will be good to go up against some of our Horizon League rivals. I'm excited to try out a new lineup and see how some guys who haven't gotten as many opportunities perform."

Following the Cougar Golf Classic, the Ramblers will close out their 2012 fall schedule by competing in the University of Dayton Invitational in Kettering, Ohio, October 22-23.