Popeck Moves Terps to Sixth at Firestone

Oct. 13, 2010

AKRON, Ohio - Junior John Popeck used a third-round four-under-par to finish Tuesday tied for first and the University of Maryland men's golf team moved up to finish in sixth place at the Firestone Invitational in Akron, Ohio Tuesday.

After finishing Monday tied for third, Popeck hit a 68 in the final round to finish tied for first along with David Erdy of Indiana.

Junior Joey Rice moved up from 37th to 31st thanks to a third-round 73. Coming into Tuesday, freshman Sean Bosdosh and freshman William Wiseman were both tied for 42nd, yet by the end of the event on Tuesday, Bosdosh and Wiseman had finished at 35th and 40th, respectively. Senior Tom Hanna III rounded out the Terps with a 76 on Tuesday to finish tied for 62nd.

As a team, Maryland shot 288 on the final day and moved from seventh to sixth place. The Terrapins finished at 874 for the invitational, which was hosted by Akron University.

Indiana won the team title as it finished at 849. The Hoosiers' second and third-round finishes of 273 and 285 were the best of each round by any participating team. Notre Dame finished the Firestone in second place, one stroke behind Indiana and 17 ahead of third-place finisher New Mexico State.

Maryland will finish its fall season on Oct. 18 and 19 when it plays at the Georgetown Invitational at the Four Streams Golf Club in Beallsville, Md.

MARYLAND SCORES T1. John Popeck 207; 31. Joey Rice 221; T35. Sean Bosdosh 223; T30. William Wiseman 224; T62. Tom Hanna III 231.

TEAM SCORES 1. Indiana 849; 2. Notre Dame 850; 3. New Mexico State 857; 4. Eastern Michigan 867; 5. St. Mary's 868; 6. Maryland 874; 7. Iowa State 876; 8. Akron 879; 9. Toledo 884; 10. Illinois State 888; 11. Kansas State 892; 12. Xavier 893; 13. Wichita State 910.