April 1, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terrapins are coming off of a third place finish at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate and look to keep up the fantastic play as they head to the River Landing Intercollegiate in Wallace, N.C.
Last time out, Maryland had four of five players finish in the top-25, led by junior Donnie Shin who tied for sixth with a one-over-par 143. The Terps were just two strokes off of a second place finish which was taken by William & Mary.
The River Landing Intercollegiate is co-hosted by East Carolina and North Carolina-Wilmington. The 72-par, 6,942 yard course is at the River Landing Country Club in southern North Carolina.
Maryland competed in the tournament last year, finishing 11th of 15 teams, with a 23-over-par 887. Sophomore John Popeck, a freshman at the time, led the squad with a five-under-par 211 good for a third place tie. Popeck had been the most consistent player so far, averaging a 74.0 per round.
The Terps have thrived on the last day of competition so far. At the College of Charleston Shootout, the Terrapins shaved 19 strokes off their score between the second and third day. Maryland's best team score came last week with back-to-back 292 performances from the Terps at the C&F Bank tournament.
This is this the third straight year for Maryland at the River Landing Intercollegiate with their best finish coming in 2008. The Terps came in 10th with a 23-over-par 887. Shin led the team with a one-under-par 215 and a tie for the No. 5 position.
Maryland has two more tournaments on their schedule before they head to New London, N.C., for the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Championships. The Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational is on April 5 in Rehoboth Beach, Del., and the Wolfpack Intercollegiate is April 9 through April 10, almost two weeks before ACC's start. Following the conference tournament, Maryland heads to Charlottesville, Va., for the Cavalier Classic to top off the spring season.