March 24, 2007
Greenville, S.C. - Defending champion Maryland opened the Furman Intercollegiate with a combined 12-over round of 300 on Friday, good for an eleventh-place tie with Marshall and the host Furman Paladins. Sophomore Chris Gold, who fired a one-under par 71, paced the Terrapins.
Gold, part of an eight-player group at one-under, is just three shots back of the leaders. Stuart Carrihill of Charleston Southern, Andre Thorsen of East Carolina, and Justin Newton of Elon all carded four-under ounds of 68.
The Terrapins, who won the event last spring, are 13 strokes behind Elon, which posted a combined score of one-under par to grab the first-day lead. East Carolina and Charleston Southern are close behind, each posting even par scores on the day.
Freshman Brendan Tracy had the second-best round for the Terps, shooting a three-over 75. Seniors Hunter Bendall and Matt Schall each carded rounds of 77, while senior Tyler Whitman turned in a round of 82.
Tracy will be the first Terp to tee of tomorrow morning. He hits the links at 8:00 am. Seniors Skip Clasper and Kyle Nathan will see their first action of the tournament, and Bendall, Gold, Tracy, Schall, and Whitman will round out Maryland's second round.
1. Elon 287; T2. East Carolina 288; T2. Charleston Southern 288; 4. Jacksonville 291; 5. Old Dominion 293; 6. Rhode Island 294; T7 UNC Greensboro 296; T7 Winthrop 296; 9. Virginia Tech 297; 10. Iowa 299; T11. Marshall 300; T11. Furman 300; T11. Maryland 300; T14. Samford 301; T14. Francis Marlon 301; T14. Davidson 301; 18. Wofford 303; 19. Western Carolina 304; 20. Appalachian State 307.
MARYLAND INDIVIDUAL SCORES