RALEIGH, N.C. – The Maryland men’s golf team finished strong to wind up fourth out of 17 teams after a solid showing in Tuesday’s third and final round at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate at the Lonnie Poole Golf Course in Raleigh.
The Terrapins finished +5 as a team overall with a combined score of 857 (286-287-284).
“This was a good week for us,” head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. “We let it slip a bit in the second round but rebounded today with a great round in tough conditions. We have a really quick turnaround as we head to Chapel Hill tomorrow. Hopefully, we can clean up the mental errors and get in contention to win one.”
Sophomore Justin Feldman led the way for Maryland to finish tied for 10th. He earned a combined score of 212 (71-69-72), which was -1 overall.
Junior David Kocher had the strongest showing of the day Tuesday, posting a two-under score of 69 in the final round. He tied for 18th with his overall score of 214 (70-75-69), which was +1. Sophomore Timothy Colanta also finished in the top 20 with his score of 215 (74-68-73), which was two-over.
Maryland was one of 17 teams competing, including Augusta, Campbell, Davidson, East Carolina, George Mason, George Washington, Georgia Southern, Kennesaw State, Rhode Island, Temple, UNC Greensboro, USC Upstate, Winthrop, Wofford and tournament-host NC State.
Known as an excellent and challenging course on the NCAA golf circuit, Lonnie Poole Golf Course hosted the 2014 NCAA Men’s Regional and the 2015 NCAA Women’s Regional. Located on 250 acres inside the city of Raleigh, the golf course routing is dictated by large elevation changes.
Maryland will prepare for the Tar Heel Invitational at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C. over the weekend.