Terrapins Finish Strong in Chapel Hill

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C.  – The Maryland men's golf team finished strong as a team and ended up fourth out of 12 teams at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate at UNC's Finley Golf Course Sunday.

The Terrapins went -12 as a team in Sunday’s third and final round. They finished 20 strokes under par overall and earned a team score of 844 (290-278-276). The Terps ended up one stroke behind UNCW at 843.

Junior Timothy Colanta and redshirt sophomore Evan Santa both tied for 10th, going seven under par total on the weekend. Santa shot a career-low 67 in Saturday’s second round for his score of 209 (72-67-70) and Colanta shot a 68 in Saturday’s second round for his score of 209 (72-68-69). Their three-round totals of 209 were career lows for both.

“This was a good week for our guys,” head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. “We got off to a slow start but finished well the last two rounds. Tim and Evan both played really solid this week. We have a week off, then we get ready for Quail Valley.”

Sophomore Peter Knade finished tied for 23rd with his score of 213 (74-72-67), which was three under par. His 67 in Sunday’s final round was his career best score.

Senior David Kocher tied for 29th, which was -2 overall with a score of 214 (72-71-71). Junior Chris Navarro finished six-over par with a score of 222 (74-78-70). Junior Reilly Erhardt competed as an individual and earned a score of 223 (71-74-78).

The UNC Finley Golf Course is a par-72 that covers 7,242 yards.

Knade was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week Wednesday for his first career weekly honor. Knade led the way for Maryland in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate with his four-under score of 212 (72-70-70). He finished tied for sixth in the individual standings.

Next, Maryland will compete in the Quail Valley Invitational in Vero Beach, Fla. Oct. 23-24.