Feb. 28, 2003
BATON ROUGE, La. -
Showing the effects of a lack of quality practice time due to the severe winter weather in the Mid-Atlantic, the University of Maryland men's golf team finds itself trailing the rest of the 18-team field after one round of the 54-hole LSU Spring Invitational here.
The Terps, who averaged 292 strokes per round during the fall season, shot a 15-over 303 on the par-72 University Course located about seven miles from the LSU campus. Host LSU shares the first round lead with Lamar; both teams shot one-over 289 totals. Arkansas State (290) is in third, College of Charleston (291) is in fourth and Jacksonville (292) and South Alabama (292) are tied for fifth.
Maryland is just two strokes out of 13th place and seven strokes out of 10th.
Freshmen John Eades and Jeff Spradlin lead the Terrapin contingent after shooting opening-round scores of 74. Both are tied for 30th place. They are followed by senior co-captain John Moheyer (tie 42nd, 75), junior Tim Kane (tie 81st, 80), and sophomore Bobby MacWhinnie (tie 91st, 83).
Wixson Hufstetler of Arkansas State shot a 34-32-66 to open up a two-shot lead over South Alabama's Ryan Gildersleeve and Lamar's Shawn Stefani.
The tournament continues with rounds on Saturday and Sunday.
Team Scores 1. LSU 289 Lamar 289 3. Arkansas State 290 4. College of Charleston 291 5. Jacksonville 292 South Alabama 292 7. South Florida 295 Furman 295 Middle Tennessee 295 10. Mississippi State 296 Memphis 296 12. Central Florida 297 13. Arkansas-Little Rock 301 Louisiana-Lafayette 301 Tulane 301 Georgia Southern 301 Rhode Island 301 18. Maryland 303