KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - Sophomore Xiaolin Tian finished in the top 10 to lead Maryland at the Ocean Course Invitational Tuesday.
Tian – who finished tied for 10th – posted a 73 in third round play to finish with a 220 for the tournament.
Freshman Laura Van Respaille tied for 22nd with a 227 (76-75-76) and fellow classmate also placed in the top 60 with a 236.
“This was not the fast start we were looking for but our goal was to get better every day,” head coach Diana Cantu said. “We learned a lot about strengths and weaknesses this week. This was a young team in a tough course and in a tough field. Our goal this year is to get better every day, learn from our mistakes and get more confident as the season progresses.”
The Terps – who placed 11th in the overall team standings in their opening tournament - return to action at the Mercedes-Benz Intercollegiate in Knoxville, Tenn., Sept. 18-19.