March 25, 2013
WILMINGTON, N.C. - Freshman Tom Harris shot a four-over 148 (75-73) to help the Terps capture third place at the Seahawk Intercollegiate this week. The Castletown, England native's second place finish was a career-best, and gave Maryland a boost to jump from fourth to third in the final round. After play was temporarily suspended on Sunday due to weather, teams were back in action to play a shortened 36-hole event that concluded Monday afternoon.
"He played great," said Director of Intercollegiate Golf Jason Rodenhaver. "He made a lot of really good decisions and he hit a lot of greens. He just made a couple mental mistakes, but he played really well. He's one of our really good swing players; one of our grinders, so I'm pretty happy with his performance."
The Maryland team shot a combined 609 (302-307) over the two-day outing and finished only five strokes behind first-place UNCW (295-309). Sophomore Ben Warnquist had his best finish of the year, shooting a nine-over 153 (76-77) and tying for 16th. Junior Sean Bosdosh kept his streak of top-20 finishes alive, finishing tied for 20th after shooting a 154 (75-79).
Freshman Andrew McCain finished T23, his best this spring, after shooting a 155 (77-78). Sophomore Eric Urda saw his first tournament action of the year at the Seahawk Intercollegiate, and had his opening round 76 count towards the team's Sunday score.
The individual title went to UNCW's Payne McLeod, who shot a one-under 143 (72-71) at the two-round event. The Terps will enter an extended break from tournament play over the next few weeks. Maryland will return to the links on April 20th at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pa., where Coach Rodenhaver expects to see even more improvement.
"They played pretty well," said Rodenhaver. "Everyone really stuck to the game plan, played smart, and stuck to their strengths. They've been working hard, so it's nice to have a pretty decent finish after the first two events this spring. I just hope they keep working hard and get a win up at Penn State."