Greyhounds Claim Second Straight Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship; Tall Wins Individual Medal (5.1.22)

Final Results (.pdf)

HELLERTOWN, Pa. – Loyola Maryland shot a tournament-best team score of 3-under par 285 in the final round to Capture their second-consecutive Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship when play ended at the par-72, 6,655-yard Steel Club in Hellertown, Pa.

The Greyhounds finished with a team score of 5-over par 869, 10 strokes in front of runner-up Lafayette, to claim their fifth title since joining the Patriot League for the 2014 season. The Leopards turned into their best round of the three-day Championship on Sunday, shooting an even-par 288 to finish 15-over par 879.

Lafayette senior Ryan Tall defeated Loyola Maryland junior Carlo Pizzano in a Sudden-Victory playoff hole to claim the individual medal. Tall sunk a long putt to card a three, while Pizzano shot a four on hole one at Steel Club after finishing 54 holes tied at 4-under par 212. The men’s golf head Coach selected Lafayette’s Tall as the 2022 Patriot League Men’s Golfer of the Year following the Championship.

Greyhounds’ Graduate student Brandon Berry, the 2021 individual medalist, finished third at 2-under par 214. They were joined on the All-Patriot League First Team by Lehigh junior Daniel Song with a 1-over par 217 and Holy Cross junior Christian Emmerich with a 2-over par 218, who finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

Army West Point freshman John Heckel Jr. finished in a four-way tie for sixth place at 5-over for 221, while also selected the 2022 Patriot League Men’s Golfer of the Year. Heckel Jr. was joined on the second team by fellow sixth-place finishers, Bucknell junior Jackson Bussell (+5, 221) and freshman Michael Rudnick (+5, 221) and Loyola Maryland senior Matthew Malits (+5, 221). Holy Cross freshman Owen Egan (+6, 222), Lafayette Ray Dennehy (+6, 222), Lehigh junior Sam Barton (+6, 222) and Navy junior Keegan Shreves (+6, 222) tied for 10th place to make the second team.

Colgate head Coach Keith Tyburski was selected 2022 Patriot League Men’s Golf Coach of the Year after Guiding his Squad into a fourth-place tie with Lehigh at 27-over par 891. Army West Point finished two strokes in front of the Raiders and Mountain Hawks at 25-over par 889. Holy Cross (+31, 895), Bucknell (+35, 899) and Navy (+37, 901) rounded out the team scoring in the eight-team field.

Loyola Maryland and Lafayette senior Ryan Tall will learn their NCAA Regionals destination when it is announced during the NCAA DI Men’s Golf Selection Show on Wednesday, May 4 at 4 pm ET on the Golf Channel. The NCAA Regionals will be held from May 16-18 at six sites around the country.

2022 Patriot League Men’s Golf Major Awards
Men’s Golfer of the Year: Ryan Tall, Lafayette, Sr.
Men’s Golf Rookie of the Year: John Heckel Jr., Army West Point, Sr.
Men’s Golf Coach of the Year: Keith Tyburski, Colgate

First Team All-Patriot League: 1. Ryan Tall, Lafayette, Sr .; 1. Carlo Pizzano, Loyola Maryland, Sr .; 3. Brandon Berry, Loyola Maryland, Gr .; 4. Daniel Song, Lehigh, Jr .; 5. Christian Emmerich, Holy Cross, Jr.

Second Team All-Patriot League: T6. John Heckel Jr., Fr .; T6. Jackson Bussell, Bucknell, Jr .; T6. Michael Rudnick, Bucknell, Fr .; T6. Matthew Malits, Loyola Maryland, Sr .; T10. Owen Egan, Holy Cross, Fr .; T10. Ray Dennehy, Lafayette, Fr .; T10. Sam Barton, Lehigh, Jr .; T10. Keegan Shreves, Navy, Jr.

2022 Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship Final Team Standings

Place Team Total To Par
1. Loyola Maryland 294-290-285 = 869 +5
2. Lafayette 294-297-288 = 879 +15
3. Army West Point 301-298-290 = 889 +25
T4. Colgate 299-291-301 = 891 +27
T4. Lehigh 297-302-292 = 891 +27
6. Holy Cross 297-303-295 = 895 +31
7. Bucknell 311-298-290 = 899 +35
8. Navy 304-298-299 = 901 +37

2022 Patriot League Men’s Golf Championship Individual Leaderboard

Place Individual, School, Class Total To Par
T1. Ryan Tall, Lafayette 69-73-70 = 212 -4
T1. Carlo Pizzano, Loyola Maryland 72-68-72 = 212 -4
3. Brandon Berry, Loyola Maryland 72-71-71 = 214 -2
4. Daniel Song, Lehigh 73-74-70 = 217 +1
5. Christian Emmerich, Holy Cross 71-74-73 = 218 +2
T6. Jackson Bussell, Bucknell 80-73-68 = 221 +5
T6. Matthew Malits, Loyola Maryland 77-74-70 = 221 +5
T6. John Heckel Jr., Army West Point, Fr. 74-75-72 = 221 +5
T6. Michael Rudnick, Bucknell 76-71-74 = 221 +5
T10. Ray Dennehy, Lafayette 75-77-70 = 222 +6
T10. Keegan Shreves, Navy 77-74-71 = 222 +6
T10. Sam Barton, Lehigh 74-75-73 = 222 +6
T10. Owen Egan, Holy Cross 72-77-73 = 222 +6


The Patriot League is in its fourth decade of academic and athletic achievement, continually demonstrating that student-athlete can excel at both academics and athletics without sacrificing high standards. The Patriot League’s Athletic success is achieved while its member institutions remain committed to its founding principle of admitting and graduating student-athletes that are academically representative of their class. Participation in athletics at the Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of a well-rounded education.

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