Terps Open at B1G Championships in Baltimore

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BALTIMORE, Md. – The Maryland men's golf team opened in the first round of the Big Ten Men's Golf Championships Friday at the Five Farms Golf Course at the Baltimore Country Club.

Junior David Kocher led the way for the Terrapins Friday, as he went +1 with a score of 71 in Friday's first round. He is tied for 16th.

Sophomore Timothy Colanta tied for 23rd with his +2 score of 72.

Freshman Peter Knade went five-over with a score of 75 and fellow freshman Bennett Buch earned a 77. Sophomore Justin Feldman shot a score of 80 Friday.

As a team, the Terrapins are in 10th with a score of 295, which is +15.

The teams will play 18 holes Saturday and Sunday. They will tee-off at 9 a.m. on the first and 10th holes Saturday and at 8 a.m. on Sunday. For live scoring, click here.

The tournament will be played at one of the most iconic and historic country clubs in the United States in Baltimore Country Club. Established in 1898, the par-70 East Course features 96 bunkers and has received many honors including Golfweek's list of America's Top-100 Classic Courses.

In last year's Big Ten Championships in Newburgh, Ind., the Terrapins finished third of the 14 teams and went just +2 on the weekend. Kocher finished tied for sixth and Colanta tied for 14th. As a freshman in 2015, Kocher tied for third at the Big Ten Championships.

Kocher earned All-Big Ten honors in his freshman and sophomore seasons and was named Big Ten Golfer of the Week on April 19 for the second time in his career.