Maryland Men Second at Hoya Invitational

Oct. 22, 2005

LEESBURG, Va. - John Eades fired a 3-under-par 69 to lead four University of Maryland golfers in the top 14 Saturday in the first round of the Georgetown Hoya Invitational men's golf tournament played at the newly opened Greg Norman course at the Golf Club at Lansdowne.

Kyle Nathan, a transfer from Texas A&M seeing his first action for the Terps, was in seventh after a 72, with Tully Coyle and Tyler Witman each tied for 14th at 74. Matt Schall was in a tie for 37th after an opening-round 77 for the Terps.

As a team, Maryland was in second place after the opening round with a 289 total. The Terps were just one shot behind first-round leader Eastern Michigan and were five shots ahead of Penn State.

Eades shot a 34 on the back nine of the Norman course to highlight his round. The Terrapin senior from Charlotte, N.C., leads the team in scoring average, and Saturday's score was his team-high fifth of the fall season in the 60s.

Graham Hill of Eastern Michigan led the individual competition with a 67, with Chad Bricker in second at 68.

The second round will be played on Sunday morning.

1. Eastern Michigan 288; 2. MARYLAND 289; 3. Penn State 294; 4. Princeton 296; 5. Marquette 298; T6. St. Joseph's 299; T6. Akron 299; T6. William & Mary 299; T9. East Carolina 301; T9. Rhode Island 301; 11. Georgetown 306; 12. Towson 308.

3. John Eades 35-34--69; T7. Kyle Nathan 37-35--72; T14. Tully Coyle 36-38--74; T14. Tyler Witman 35-39--74; T37. Matt Schall 38-39--77.