Eades Rallies for Fourth-Place Finish

Oct. 4, 2005

RICHMOND, Va. - John Eades shot a 4-under-par 68 on Tuesday to jump from 14th place to fourth in the individual standings and lead University of Maryland golfers at the VCU / Mattaponi Springs Shootout men's golf tournament held at the Mattaponi Springs Golf Club.

Eades, a Maryland senior, finished the 54 holes with a 6-under-par total of 210. His final round score of 68 was bested by only two other players in the field. Eades shot a 66 in Monday's opening round of the tournament.

As a team, Maryland finished in ninth place with an 880 total. The Terps missed eighth place by only a single shot after firing a 300 as a team on Tuesday. Wake Forest won the team title at 839, shooting a 281 on Tuesday, beating Kent State and Tulsa by 14 strokes.

Also for Maryland, Hunter Bendall tied for 42nd at 222 after a 74 on Tuesday, with J.J. Occi shooting a 78 for a 227 total and 61st place. Tyler Witman tied for 64th at 229 and Tully Coyle tied for 70th at 233.

Kyle Reifers of Wake Forest held onto his individual lead and earned a one-shot win in the individual standings over teammate Webb Simpson. Reifers finished at 202 for the tournament after shooting a 69 on Tuesday.

Maryland plays next on Oct. 17 and 18 at the Liberty Invitational in Lynchburg, Va.

1. Wake Forest 279-279-281--839; T2. Kent State 286-281-286--853; T2. Tulsa 280-286-287--853; 4. Xavier 285-284-291--860; T5. Missouri 299-285-277--861; T5. North Carolina 282-292-287--861; 7. East Tennessee State 293-285-284--862; 8. UNC Wilmington 294-290-295--879; 9. MARYLAND 292-288-300--880; 10. Virginia Tech 290-289-303--882; 11. Richmond 297-287-299--883; T12. UNC Greensboro 304-295-289--888; T12. VCU 299-297-292--888; T12. East Carolina 302-295-291--888.

4. John Eades 66-76-68--210; T42. Hunter Bendall 80-68-74--222; 61. J.J. Occi 77-72-78--227; T64. Tyler Witman 75-74-80--229; T70. Tully Coyle 74-74-85--233.