Maryland Takes Top-Five Spot

Sept. 19, 2010

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CAMBRIDGE, Md. - The University of Maryland men's golf team took their first top-five finish this season at the Maryland Intercollegiate this weekend in Cambridge, Md. Following a stellar second round performance, the Terps turned in a 297 to finish the tournament. The Terrapins were led by Freshman Sean Bosdosh and junior John Popeck, tying each other for 17th with a two-day score of 216.

Yesterday Popeck used a season-low 67 in the second round to help the team and himself jump up the leader board into the top-10. The Washington, Pa., native carded a 76 in the final round for his top-20 finish. Maryland's Bosdosh had remained even with the course through two rounds yesterday, turning in scores of 71 twice. During Sunday's round Bosdosh shot a three-over-par 74.

A third Terrapin earned top-20 status as junior Joey Rice used a one-over-par 72 this afternoon to total 217 for the tournament. Rice came in a tie for 19th place after notching scores of 76 and 69 in rounds one and two, respectively.

Maryland's redshirt-freshman Will Wiseman competed as an individual and grabbed a fifth place tied after he shot a career-low 68 during Sunday's third round. Wiseman had continued to improve his score throughout the weekend after tallying a 73 in round one and 70 in round two.

Senior Tom Hanna III earned the 26th spot with a six-over-par 219 (71-72-76). Junior Stephen Bosdosh finished with a 228 (79-74-75) in his first NCAA Division I collegiate event.

Other individuals competing at the Maryland event were junior Sean Brannan and seniors Andrew Kay and Donnie Shin. Brannan showed great improvement following his first round score of 80 carding marks of 72 and 73. Kay also took strokes off his game throughout the weekend with a tournament low-round score of 72 on Sunday. Shin finished with a 232 (79-76-77).

Penn State claimed the tournament crown with a team score of 844. The Nittany Lions were led by Michael Miller who was the individual medalist with a six-under-par 207. Five strokes separated the top five players.