Terp Men Win Furman Intercollegiate Golf

March 27, 2006

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Blaine Peffley fired a final-round 67 to earn the individual title and lead the University of Maryland to the team title Sunday at the Furman Intercollegiate men's golf tournament held at the Furman University Golf Course.

Despite a breezy day, Peffley saved his best for the final round, using seven birdies and a back-nine 31 to post the best individual round by anyone in the 54-hole event. He finished with a 206 total to win medalist honors by six strokes over Matt Cook of Western Carolina.

As a team, Maryland posted a 1-over-par 289 in each of the three rounds, with its 867 total over 54 holes coming in 12 strokes better than Chattanooga's 879. Samford was third in the team standings at 885.

John Eades also posted a top-10 finish, shooting a 69 on Sunday for a 219 total and a tie for eighth. Tyler Witman and Tully Coyle each tied for 17 with a 222 total, with Skip Clasper in a tie for 70th at 233.

Playing as individuals, Matt Schall fired a 225 to tie for 31st individually, with Hunter Bendall tying for 80th at 236 following an even-par 72 on Sunday.

Maryland plays next week in the Bridgestone Intercollegiate in Greensboro, N.C.

1. MARYLAND 289-289-289--867; 2. Chattanooga 299-286-294--879; 3. Samford 294-291-300--885; 4. Wofford 295-296-295--886; 5. Furman 295-296-298--889; 6. East Carolina 301-296-298--895; 7. Iowa 301-294-301--896; 8. Winthrop 301-306-299--906; T9. Francis Marion 304-295-308--907; T9. Furman-B 303-304-300--907; T9. Western Carolina 303-300-304--907; T9. Davidson 303-304-300--907; 13. Marshall 296-308-305--909; 14. Elon 305-301-304--910; 15. Virginia Tech 301-310-300--911; 16. Charleston Southern 302-309-306--917; 17. Appalachian State 308-307-321--936.

1. Blaine Peffley 70-69-67--206; T8. John Eades 72-78-69--219; T17. Tyler Witman 73-72-77--222; T17. Tully Coyle 74-70-78---222; T70. Skip Clasper 76-81-76--233. Individuals: T31. Matt Schall 75-74-76--225; T80. Hunter Bendall 78-86-72--236.