March 22, 2010
WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - The Maryland Terrapins finished the first day of competition at the C&F Bank Intercollegiate in second place with a team score of 292. Joey Rice and Donnie Shin lead the squad after remaining even with the course par of 71. Both finished the day in the top-10, tying for sixth.
No player carded more than six strokes over par on the Maryland team. Only 16 players remained even or under par during the first round of play. Rice had success on the first half of the course with a 34 while Shin matched his teammates score on the back half.
Junior Andrew Kay earned a 74 which included four birdies and a 33rd place standing which was followed by sophomore John Popeck who registered a 76. Popeck started the front nine with a 39 but shaved two strokes off his score to close out the day. Senior Tom Hanna also flourished on the back nine. Hanna ended the day with a six-over-par 77 after carding a 34 on the final holes. Only three players amongst 120 others performed better on the back nine with a 33.
The tournament consists of 22 teams competing through the 6,831 yard, par-71 River Course at Kingsmill Resort. Tomorrow's competition has tee times running from 8-10 a.m. ET off the first and 10th tees.
So far during the 2009-10 season, Maryland has recorded two top-10 finished and four top-15.
Other teams joining Terrapins on the River Course are Boston College, DePaul, Delaware, James Madison, George Mason, Georgetown, St. Joseph's, Drexel, Towson, Bucknell, Army, Rutgers, Radford, Binghamton, Missouri, Connecticut, Southern Illinois, Princeton, St. Bonaventure, Central Connecticut State and William and Mary.