Maryland Men's Golf In 12th Place At Cleveland Collegiate Golf Championship

March 18, 2002

Aiken, S.C. - The University of Maryland men's golf team sits in 12th place after the first two rounds of the Cleveland Golf Championships at the par-71 Palmetto Golf Club. The Terps completed the first day of competition at 20-over-par after shooting 296-292 in the first two rounds for a team total of 588.

Virginia Tech leads the 15-team field at 10-under-par (283-275-558). South Florida is three shots back at 561 while Texas-Arlington's total of 569 leaves it in third place at one-over-par.

Senior Corey Brigham (Rumson, N.J.) tied for the field's lowest second-round score with a 67. The four-under-par round matches his second-lowest score of the 2001-02 season and marks his first sub-par round of the spring season after five such rounds in the fall. Brigham's total of 73-67-140 leaves him in a tie for ninth place individually.

Virginia Tech's Johnson Wagner leads the individual competition at seven-under-par (64-71-135). He holds a two-stroke lead over teammate Brendon De Jonge and South Florida's Tele Wightman.

Among the Terps' other scores, junior John Moheyer stands in a tie for 39th at 146 after matching two-over-par rounds of 73. Junior Pete Toole is tied for 47th with a total of 149 (74-75), freshman Bobby MacWhinnie is tied for 69th with a 153 total (76-77) and sophomore Tim Kane sits in 73rd place at 155.

Play resumes Tuesday at the Palmetto Golf Club for the third and final round.

Team Scores (After 36 holes)
1.  Virginia Tech             283-275--558
2.  So. Florida	              278-283--561
3.  Texas-Arlington           283-286--569
4.  Furman                    285-287--572
5.  Virginia Commonwealth     291-283--574
    Pfeiffer                  287-287--574
    Kansas	              283-291--574
8.  South Carolina-Aiken      285-290--575
9.  Texas Tech                289-289--578
10. Southeastern Louisiana    290-294--584
11. Georgia College & State   294-293--587
12. Maryland                  296-292--588
13. Florida State             292-298--590
14. Texas-Pan American        292-302--594
15. Tulane                    298-298--596

Top Individuals 1. Johnson Wagner, Virginia Tech 64-71--135 2. Brendon De Jonge, Va. Tech 70-67--137 Tele Wightman, So. Florida 68-69--137 4. Shad Muth, Texas-Arlington 69-69--138 5. Aaron Black, USC-Aiken 66-73--139 Mark Hull, Texas Tech 70-69--139 Lee Harper, USC-Aiken 69-70--139 Jay Cavanagh, So. Florida 68-71--139 9. Ricky Carrillo, So. Florida 71-69--140 Corey Brigham, Maryland 73-67--140

Maryland Individuals T-9. Corey Brigham 73-67--140 T-39. John Moheyer 73-73--146 T-47. Pete Toole 74-75--149 T-69. Bobby MacWhinnie 76-77--153 T-73. Tim Kane 76-79--155