Maryland Finishes Third at Janney VCU Shootout

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RICHMOND, Va. - The Maryland men’s golf team finished third out of 12 teams at the Janney VCU Shootout in Richmond. As a team, the Terrapins went 13-under par total with a score of 851 (286-284-281).

Sophomore Peter Knade tied for sixth in the individual standings with his seven-under score of 209 (69-68-72). This marks his second career top-10 finish.

Junior Timothy Colanta moved up a spot to tie for eighth with his score of 210 (69-72-69), which was six-under par.

“This was a solid start to the fall season for us,” head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. “We've been ready to go for almost three weeks now. With our first event getting cancelled due to Hurricane Irma, I was concerned we were going to be flat. Credit to our guys, they were ready to play. Unfortunately, we let WVU get too far ahead of us in the second round. Nine shots is lot to make up on a good team like theirs. Individually, great performances this week from Peter, Tim and Evan.”

Senior David Kocher and Evan Santa tied for 24th with their even scores. Kocher shot a 71 Monday to earn his 216 (74-71-71). Santa shot a 69 Monday to finish with his score of 216 (74-73-69).

Sophomore Bennett Buch shot a 228 (75-75-78, which was +12. Junior Chris Navarro earned a score of 219 (72-75-72), which is +3, and competed as an individual.

The Terrapins competed on the Tuckahoe Creek Course at the Country Club of Virginia.

In last year's Janney VCU Shootout, the Terps finished sixth out of 14 teams competing. Colanta led the way for Maryland, tying for seventh on the leaderboard. He shot a 137 (70-67), which was seven strokes under par. 

Kocher, Knade and Colanta earned Big Ten Preseason honors last month.