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Witman Gets Top-20 Finish at Palmetto
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 03/13/2007

March 13, 2007

AIKEN, S.C. - Tyler Witman carded a 2-over-par 72 Tuesday to lead University of Maryland golfers with a tie for 12th individually at the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate men's golf tournament hosted by the University of South Carolina-Aiken.

Witman finished the 54-hole event at 217, finishing rounds of 72-73-72 for the Terps. Hunter Bendall tied for 21st for Maryland at 221 after his final-round 74 on Tuesday.

As a team, Maryland finished ninth in the tournament, shooting 302 on the final day to finish at 890. The Terps were four shots behind Elon for eighth, but finished only nine shots out of fifth.

Host USC-Aiken won the team standings with an 861 total, firing a 280 team round on Tuesday.

Also for Maryland, Matt Schall tied for 48th at 228, while J.J. Occi was 81st at 243.

Roberto Diaz of USC-Aiken finished the tournament with rounds of 65 and 67 to win medalist honors with a 208 total. He won by two shots over Andre Thorson of East Carolina.

Maryland plays next on March 23 through 25 at the Furman Intercollegiate.

TEAM STANDINGS
         1   South Carolina-Aiken     299  282  280    861
         2   Virginia Tech            286  287  294    867
         3   Nebraska, U. of          293  297  282    872
         4   Charleston, Coll. of     300  290  285    875
         5   St. John's Univ.         297  293  291    881
         6   East Carolina Univ.      294  293  296    883
         7   VCU                      306  292  286    884
         8   Elon University          292  294  300    886
         9   Maryland, U. of          295  293  302    890
        10   Furman University        295  302  300    897
        11   Penn State U.            297  297  304    898
        12   Belmont Abbey Coll.      305  303  292    900
        13   Davidson College         301  301  299    901
        14   Presbyterian College     293  306  303    902
        15   Francis Marion U.        299  306  299    904

MARYLAND SCORES
T12. Tyler Witman 72-73-72--217; T21. Hunter Bendall 73-74-74--221; T48. Matt Schall 74-74-80--228; 81. J.J. Occi 84-83-76--243; Chris Gold 76-72-DQ.



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