Witman Posts Identical 71s to Lead Terp Men

Sept. 11, 2006

SOUTHERN PINES, N.C. - Senior Tyler Witman posted identical rounds of 1-under-par 71 on Monday to tie for 16th overall and lead Maryland to sixth place in the team standings after the first two rounds of the Mid Pines Intercollegiate men's golf tournament.

Maryland had rounds of 285 and 290 as a team to post a score of 575 after the first 36 holes of the 54-hole event.

Wichita State fired a 273 in the second round, seven shots better than the rest of the field, to take the team lead into Tuesday's final round. The Shockers had a 36-hole total of 560, leading Wisconsin by two shots and Old Dominion by three strokes.

Individually, Witman's two-round total of 142 was good for a spot in the top 20 heading into the final round. All five Maryland players were within six strokes after the first 36 holes of the tournament.

Matt Schall was tied for 22nd at 144, J.J. Occi was tied for 26th at 145, freshman Brendan Tracy was tied for 34th at 146 while making his collegiate debut and Tully Coyle had a 148 which tied him for 45th after Monday's action.

Neil O'Briain led the individual standings after rounds of 67 and 65 gave him a 132 total. Ryan Spears and Ty Sanders, both of Wichita State, trailed by six shots in the individual standings.

The final round will begin early Tuesday morning.

1. Wichita State 560, 2. Wisconsin 562, 3. Old Dominion 563, T4. VCU, Wofford 570, 6. MARYLAND 575, 7. East Carolina 580, T8. UNC Greensboro, Marshall 582, 10. Louisiana-Monroe 583, 11. Boston College 585, T12. Georgetown, Davidson 589, 14. Belmont 592, 15. Stephen F. Austin 593, 16. Liberty 597, 17. Catawba 620.

T16. Tyler Witman 71-71--142, T22. Matt Schall 71-73--144, T26. J.J. Occi 71-74--145, T34. Brendan Tracy 72-74--146, T45. Tully Coyle 76-72--148.