Witman Leads Men's Golfers in Williamsburg

March 20, 2006

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Tyler Witman fired an opening-round 71 to tie for fifth place individually and lead the University of Maryland to second place as a team Monday at the William & Mary Invitational men's golf tournament.

Witman, a junior, carded a 34 on the back nine on his way to the best opening round Monday by a Terrapin player.

As a team, the Terrapins posted a 293 total, one stroke behind Liberty after the first day of the 36-hole event. Villanova was third at 295, with Richmond at 298.

Also for Maryland, Matt Schall was tied for 15th at 73 after rallying with a 33 on the back nine Monday. Tully Coyle used a back-nine 32 to card a 74 and tie for 20th, Skip Clasper tied for 30th at 75 and John Eades shot a 76 to tie for 46th.

Weather could play a factor in the completion of Tuesday's scheduled second round, according to tournament officials.

1. Liberty 292; 2. MARYLAND 293; 3. Villanova 295; 4. Richmond 298; 5. St. Joseph's 299; T6. Old Dominion 300; T6. Navy 300; T8. James Madison 301; T8. George Washington 301; T10. St. John's 302; T10. Loyola 302; T10. William & Mary 302; 13. Rutgers 303; 14. Bucknell 304; T15. Boston College 305; T15. Dayton 305; T15. St. Bonaventure 305; T15. Towson 305; 19. St. Louis 306; 20. Georgetown 309; 21. Delaware 314; 22. Lehigh 327.

T5. Tyler Witman 37-34--71; T15. Matt Schall 40-33--73; T20. Tully Coyle 42-32--74; T30. Skip Clasper 39-36--75; T46. John Eades 38-38--76.