Eades' Win Sparks Terp Men to Victory

April 12, 2004

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. - John Eades fired an even-par 72 to earn medalist honors and lift the University of Maryland to the team victory Monday at the rain-shortened Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational men's golf tournament hosted by George Washington.

The event was scheduled for 36 holes, but the rainy and cold weather on the East Coast forced officials to shorten the tournament to 18 holes.

Maryland scored 295 as a team, beating Army by 10 strokes. Columbia was third at 306 in the 13-team field.

Dan MacDonald and Tyler Witman each shot 74 to finish in a tie for third for the Terps, while Bobby MacWhinnie tied for sixth with a 75 and Tim Kane fired a 78 to tie for 21st. Eades and Witman each posted three birdies on the day at the Kings Creek Country Club.

Ali Haji of Columbia fired a 73 to place second individually.

"This was a good win for us and a good win for John," said Maryland men's golf coach Tom Hanna. "This was a good win in our preparation for the ACC Tournament."

Maryland plays in the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships on April 16 through 18 at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point, N.C.

1. MARYLAND 295; 2. Army 305; 3. Columbia 306; 4. George Washington 310; 5. Bucknell 312; 6. Iona 317; 7. Monmouth 319; 8. LIU-Brooklyn 320; 9. Colgate 323; 10. Mount St. Mary's 326; 11. St. Peter's 334; 12. LaSalle 338; 13. Manhattan 340.

1. John Eades, Maryland 36-36--72; 2. Ali Haji, Columbia 36-37--73; T3. Dan MacDonald, Maryland 37-37--74; T3. Tyler Witman, Maryland 39-35--74; T3. Mike Munoz, LIU-Brooklyn 37-37--74.

T6. Bobby MacWhinnie 39-36--75; T21. Tim Kane 40-38--78.