Golf Team Ends Season with Win for Kirby

Posted: October 20, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Mason’s Mike Kirby was the leader to start the third and final round at the first annual Frank Landrey Intercollegiate Invitational, and he didn’t falter, winning his second straight tournament and catapulting Mason to a second-place finish on Oct. 18.

Kirby shot a one-over-par 73 on the 7,059-yard Poplar Grove Golf Course to edge out Towson’s Jeff Castle (215), who fell one stroke behind Kirby (214).

Kirby, a senior majoring in business and information technology, had a second-best 14 birdies during the 54-hole tournament and was second on par 4 scoring, averaging 3.97 (-1). In five tournaments this fall, Kirby averaged a career-best 70.7 strokes per round, including a 69.3 stroke average in the last three tournaments alone.

Host school Liberty University won the inaugural tournament by 10 strokes. The Patriots (300-296-293=889) finished in a tie for second with the Maryland Terps (304-288-297=889). The field included 10 schools.

Patriots junior Dan Hurley, a business management major, finished tied for 12th with a 225 (81-73-71). He finished tied for 7th in pars with 32. Junior Nick DeSimone, an undeclared major, finished tied for 16th, with a 227 (75-80-72). Senior Mike Cavanagh, a business major, recorded 11 birdies for the tournament, to finish tied for 27th, carding a 232 (78-72-82). Sophomore David Murnane, a business administration major, shot a five-over-par 77 and finished with a 241 (77-87-77).

The Patriots ended with one of the best fall seasons in school history with two tournament wins and two second-place finishes.

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