Men's Golfers Win Cavalier Classic

April 30, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - John Eades and Matt Schall shot final rounds of 71 and 72 to lift the University of Maryland to the team championship Sunday at the Cavalier Classic men's golf tournament.

Individually, Maryland's Blaine Peffley tied for first with an even-par total of 216. But the Terrapin junior lost on the seventh hole of a playoff with Virginia's Brad Tilley for medalist honors. After the two players parred the first six holes, Tilley made a 20-foot par putt on the seventh playoff whole, while Peffley made bogey.

Those two also tied at 216 with Stephen Lewton of NC State, but he did not participate in the playoff.

Maryland shot a 295 team score on Sunday's final round to finish with an 871 total. That was eight strokes better than Virginia, which closed with a 291 on Sunday. James Madison was third at 894.

Peffley's tie for second gave Maryland three top-10 finishes in the individual standings. Eades tied for fourth at 217, while Schall finished at 220 and in a tie for seventh. Tyler Witman tied for 18th at 224 after shooting 77 on Sunday, while Tully Coyle tied for 26th with a 227 total.

Maryland, which entered the weekend as the top-ranked team in the Mid-Atlantic District, will await word whether it will receive a bid to the NCAA Regional Tournaments later in May. The Mid-Atlantic District has been allocated four berths in the regionals.

1. MARYLAND 295-281-295--871; 2. Virginia 296-292-291--879; 3. James Madison 287-305-302--894; 4. VCU 297-300-298--895; 5. Virginia-Blue 306-299-296--901; 6. Belmont 300-304-303--907; 7. Boston College 307-294-312--913; 8. UNC Greensboro 303-310-303--916; 9. Towson 312-301-310--923; 10. Princeton 304-317-304--925.

T2. Blaine Peffley 73-68-75--216; T4. John Eades 74-72-71--217; T7. Matt Schall 72-76-72--220; T18. Tyler Witman 79-68-77--224; T26. Tully Coyle 76-73-78--227.