Knade Leads Terps in Puerto Rico

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RIO GRANDE, P.R. – Sophomore Peter Knade of the Maryland men's golf team led the Terrapins in the Puerto Rico Classic tournament this weekend at the Rio Mar Beach and Spa Resort’s River Course in Río Grande, Puerto Rico.

Knade, a native of Easton, Md., tied for 14th in the individual standings. He finished two strokes over par with a score of 215 (72-71-72).

Senior David Kocher tied for 34th on the leaderboard with his score of 221 (74-72-75), which was five strokes over par. Junior Timothy Colanta earned a combined score of 226 (69-77-80), which was +13.

Sophomore Bennett Buch shot a 231 (78-79-74) and sophomore Evan Santa earned a score of (233 (76-77-80). Competing as an individual, junior Justin Feldman earned a score of 251 (83-79-89).

As a team, the Terrapins finished tied for 12th of 15 teams with their team score of 889 (291-297-301).

“This was a tough week for our guys,” head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. “I thought we were ready to go. The Puerto Rico Challenge is a great event with a loaded field. We struggled to post a fourth score all three rounds. With this many talented teams, we need all five guys contributing. We’ll re-group and get ready for Auburn.”

The Puerto Rico Classic featured five top-20 teams, including No. 1 Alabama and No. 3 Georgia Tech. The Terps are joined competed against Big Ten rivals Purdue and Northwestern.

Next, the Terrapins will compete in Auburn’s Tiger Invitational March 4-6 in Auburn, Ala.