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Witman, Bendall Lead Terps at NC State Tourney
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 04/13/2007

April 13, 2007

HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. - Tyler Witman fired a 3-under-par 69 in Friday's second round of the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate men's golf tournament, posting the University of Maryland's best round of the day in the event.

Witman's round at the Devils Ridge Golf Club propelled him up 37 spots on the leaderboard to a tie for 41st heading into Saturday's third and final round. Witman finished the day with a 5-over-par total of 149. Among Terrapin golfers at the Courtyard tournament, he was behind only teammate Hunter Bendall, who shot rounds of 70 and 75 for a 145 total and a tie for 22nd.

As a team, Maryland rallied for a 289 total in the second round to move up one spot to 11th overall. The Terps were two shots behind Kent State and only eight strokes behind Virginia and North Carolina, which were tied for seventh.

Tulsa led the team standings after the first 36 holes of the tournament with a 566 total, shooting a 273 in Friday's second round. Tulsa held a two-stroke lead over Charlotte and an eight-stroke lead over Duke after the opening day.

Also for Maryland, Matt Schall and Brendan Tracy each shot 73 in the second round for a 150 total and a tie for 50th individually. Chris Gold closed with a 74 for a 151 total and a tie for 56th.

Mitch Cohlmia of Tulsa and Jonas EnanderHedin of Charlotte shared the individual lead after two rounds with a 136 total. Cohlmia vaulted into the lead after firing a 64 in the second round. They were one shot ahead of Jordan Johnstun of Georgia Southern.

The final round of the Courtyard by Marriott Intercollegiate, hosted by NC State, will be played on Saturday morning.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 Tulsa, U. of         293 273 566 -10
2 Charlotte            281 287 568 -8
3 Duke University      289 285 574 -2
4 Georgia Southern U.  288 287 575 -1
5 North Carolina State 288 289 577 +1
6 Vanderbilt Univ.     286 293 579 +3
T7 Virginia, U. of     286 296 582 +6
T7 North Carolina, U.  296 286 582 +6
9 Augusta State U.     287 297 584 +8
10 Kent State          289 299 588 +12
11 Maryland, U. of     301 289 590 +14
12 Virginia Tech       300 291 591 +15
13 UAB                 306 290 596 +20
14 Houston, Univ. of   306 292 598 +22
15 Toledo, U. of       305 294 599 +23

MARYLAND SCORES
T22. Hunter Bendall 70-75--145; T41. Tyler Witman 80-69--149; T50. Matt Schall 77-73--150; T50. Brendan Tracy 77-73--150; T56. Chris Gold 77-74--151.


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