Terps Move Up to Fifth at Fall Golf Opener

Sept. 12, 2006

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Seniors Matt Schall and Tully Coyle each fired 1-under-par rounds of 71 on Tuesday to lift the University of Maryland from sixth to fifth place in the final team standings at the Mid Pines Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.

The event was the fall season opener for the Terrapins.

Schall moved from 22nd to a tie for 13th with his final round, finishing with a 215 total. Coyle moved up 14 places to a tie for 31st with a 219 total. Tyler Witman tied for 24th with a 218 after a final-round 76 on Tuesday.

Also for Maryland, Brendan Tracy was 39th at 220 while making his collegiate debut, while J.J. Occi was tied for 59th at 225.

As a team, Maryland shot a 292, but moved past Wofford into fifth place in the team standings. The Terrapins finished with an 867 total over the 54-hole event.

Wisconsin fired a 285 as a team for an 847 total and a two-shot win over Old Dominion and second-round leader Wichita State. VCU finished fourth at 859.

Individually, Ryan Spears of Wichita State shot a 67 on Tuesday for a 205 total, moving past second-round leader Neil O'Briain of Wofford to win by one stroke.

Full results of the Mid Pines Intercollegiate are available at

Maryland plays next in the VCU / Mattaponi Springs Shootout on Sept. 25 and 26.

1. Wisconsin 282-280-285--845; T2. Old Dominion 283-280-286--849; T2. Wichita State 287-273-289--849; 4. VCU 284-286-289--859; 5. MARYLAND 285-290-292--867; 6. Wofford 289-281-300--870; 7. Marshall 289-293-291--873; 8. UNC Greensboro 287-295-294--876; T9. East Carolina 291-289-297--877; T9. Davidson 306-283-288--877; 11. Louisiana-Monroe 293-290-295--878; 12. Boston College 296-289-296--881; 13. Georgetown 300-289-294--883; 14. Belmont 295-297-297--889; 15. Liberty 308-289-297--894; 16. Stephen F. Austin 295-298-305--898; 17. Catawba 311-309-300--920.

T13. Matt Schall 71-73-71--215; T24. Tyler Witman 71-71-76--218; T31. Tully Coyle 76-72-71--219; 39. Brendan Tracy 72-74-74--220; T59. J.J. Occi 71-74-80--225.