Terp Golfers Take First-Round Lead

March 24, 2006

GREENVILLE, S.C. - Blaine Peffley shot a 2-under-par 70, while John Eades joined him in the top 10 after firing a 72 on Friday, leading the University of Maryland to the first-round lead in the team standings at the Furman Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.

As a team, Maryland fired a 289 to earn a five-stroke lead over Samford University. The Terps led by six over Wofford and host Furman. The Terps had their four top scorers shoot 74 or better on Friday.

Peffley had a 3-under-par 33 on the front nine and came home with his 70 on the Furman University Golf Course. Peffley was tied for second in the individual standings after the first of three rounds.

John Eades was tied for 10th after a 72 on Friday, with Tyler Witman tied for 16th after a 73. Tully Coyle had a 74 to tie for 25th, with Skip Clasper tied for 46th after a 76.

Maryland had two players competing individually in the tournament. Matt Schall shot 75 on Friday to tie for 34th, with Hunter Bendall tied for 63rd at 78.

Adam Dox of Wofford shot a 69 on Friday, rallying for a 4-under-par 32 on the tough back nine.

The second round starts at 8 a.m. on Saturday, with the final round to be played Sunday.

1. MARYLAND 289; 2. Samford 294; 3. (tie) Wofford, Furman 295; 5. Marshall 296; 6. Chattanooga 299; 7. (tie) Winthrop, Iowa, Virginia Tech, East Carolina 301; 11. Charleston Southern 302; 12. (tie) Western Carolina, Davidson, Furman-B 303; 15. Francis Marion 304; 16. Elon 305; 17. Appalachian State 308.

T2. Blaine Peffley 33-37--70; T10. John Eades 35-37--72; T16. Tyler Witman 35-38--73; T25. Tully Coyle 36-38--74; T46. Skip Clasper 36-40--76... Individuals: T34. Matt Schall 36-39--75; T63. Hunter Bendall 39-39--78.