Terp Men in Eighth at Palmetto Tournament

March 15, 2004

AIKEN, S.C. - Maryland sophomore John Eades fired a 2-under-par 69 in the first round, leading the way for him to finish Monday in a tie for 13th place after two rounds of the Palmetto Intercollegiate men's golf tournament being held at the Palmetto Golf Club.

Eades has a 36-hole total of 144 after shooting 75 in Monday's second round. He is nine shots behind individual leader Erik Johansen of South Carolina, who shot 67 and 68 for a 135 total.

As a team, Maryland is in eighth place at 591. The Terps shot 292 in the first round on Monday. South Carolina, which has golfers in the first two spots individually, holds a 16-stroke lead heading into Tuesday's final round after shooting a 559.

Also for the Terrapins, Bobby MacWhinnie had rounds of 71 and 75 for a 146 total and a tie for 23rd. Tim Kane opened with a 74 and is tied for 48th with teammate Dan MacDonald at 151, as MacDonald closed the day with a second-round 72. Freshman Skip Clasper is tied for 67th after rounds of 78 and 79 for a 157.

The final round of the tournament is set for Tuesday.

1. South Carolina 278-281-559; 2. Coastal Carolina 282-289-571; 3. South Carolina-Aiken 287-285-572; 4. Memphis 292-285-577; 5. Virginia Tech 289-289-578... 8. MARYLAND 292-299-591.

1. Erik Johansen, South Carolina, 67-68-135; 2. Martin Rominger, South Carolina, 70-66-136; 3. Buddy Davis, Furman, 67-71-138; T4. David Jeans, Memphis, 70-69-139; T4. Moises Cobo, Coastal Carolina, 68-71-139.

T13. John Eades 69-75-144; T23. Bobby MacWhinnie 71-75-146; T48. Tim Kane 74-77-151; T48. Dan MacDonald 79-72-151; T67. Skip Clasper 78-79-157.