March 1, 2003
BATON ROUGE, La. -
Freshman John Eades shot an even-par round to move into the top 20 and the University of Maryland improved five strokes over its opening round at the LSU Spring Invitational here Saturday.
The Terps remain in 18th place, although they are just seven shots out of 11th and 11 shots out of 10th place.
Eades, from Charlotte, N.C., carded a 72 on the 7,200-yard University Course layout located about seven miles from the LSU campus. Following an opening-round 74, Eades finds himself tied for 20th place among individuals and is just three shots from the top 10.
Also shooting an even-par round of 72 on Saturday was senior co-captain John Moheyer, who is in a tie for 24th place with a 36-hole total of 147. Other Terp scores include freshman Jeff Spradlin (74-78-152, tie for 65th), junior Tim Kane (80-76-156, tie for 84th) and Bobby MacWhinnie (83-90-173, 95th).
South Alabama's Ryan Gildersleeve, the first-day leader after firing a four-under 68, held on to first place by carding a 71 on Saturday. He holds a one shot lead over LSU's John Humphries and College of Charleston's Bruce McDonald.
LSU, Jacksonville State and South Alabama share the team lead after 36 holes with two-round totals of 578.
Team Scores LSU 289-289 578 Jacksonville 292-286 578 South Alabama 292-286 578 College of Charleston 291-290 581 Lamar 289-293 582 Arkansas State 290-294 584 Furman 295-290 585 South Florida 295-291 586 Mississippi State 296-292 588 Memphis 296-294 590 Central Florida 297-297 594 Middle Tennessee 295-299 594 Louisiana-Lafayette 301-294 595 Rhode Island 301-294 595 Tulane 301-297 598 Georgia Southern 301-297 598 Arkansas-Little Rock 301-298 599 Maryland 303-298 601
Individual Leaders Ryan Gildersleeve, S. Alabama 68-71 139 John Humphries, LSU 71-69 140 Bruce McDonald, Charleston 70-70 140 Gareth Maybin, S. Alabama 70-71 141 Shawn Stefani, Lamar 68-73 141