Peffley, Terps Lead at Virginia Tourney

April 29, 2006

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Blaine Peffley shot a 4-under-par 68 in Saturday's second round to take the individual lead and lift the University of Maryland to the team lead heading into the final round of the Cavalier Classic men's golf tournament being hosted by the University of Virginia.

Peffley's 68 vaulted him from a tie for 12th into the individual lead with a 36-hole total of 141 after the first two rounds of the 54-hole event. He is two shots ahead of Virginia's Carter Henderson, who shot rounds of 71 and 72 on Saturday, and three shots ahead of a third-place tie between Scott Marino of James Madison and NC State players Stephen Lewton, Garry Hill and Darren Blair.

Tyler Witman of Maryland matched Peffley's 68 as the best score posted in the second round. Witman was tied for ninth at 147 after Saturday's play, one shot behind Maryland teammate John Eades, who was at 146 after rounds of 74 and 72.

Also for Maryland, Matt Schall was tied for 14th at 148 (72-76) and Tully Coyle finished the day at 149 and tied for 17th.

As a team, Maryland shot a 281 in the second round, moving from second place and eight shots behind first-round leader James Madison, to 12 shots ahead of Virginia. The Terps had a 576 total after 36 holes. James Madison shot a 305 in the second round on Saturday to take third behind the Cavaliers (588) with a score of 592.

The final round of the tournament begins on Sunday morning.

1. MARYLAND 576; 2. Virginia 588; 3. James Madison 592; 4. VCU 597; 5. Boston College 601; 6. Belmont 604; 7. Virginia-Blue 605; T8. UNC Greensboro 613; T8. Towson 613; 10. Princeton 621.

1. Blaine Peffley 73-68--141; 8. John Eades 74-72--146; T9. Tyler Witman 79-68--147; T14. Matt Schall 72-76--148; T17. Tully Coyle 76-73--149.