April 29, 2010
COLLEGE PARK, Md. - The Terrapin men's golf team wraps up the 2010 regular season when it heads to the 23rd annual Cavalier Classic at the par-72, 6,875-yard Birdwood Golf Course Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2. The 36-hole tournament will feature 18 holes of competition each day with tee times starting at 8 a.m.
The 11-team field includes Appalachian State, Binghamton, George Mason, James Madison, Liberty, Longwood, Maryland, No. 34 NC State, Seton Hall, Tennessee State and Virginia. The Terps are in the first round of teams at 8:30 a.m. and are paired with Appalachian State and GMU.
Four years ago Maryland took the title at the Cavalier Classic with an 871 (295-281-295). In 2006 former Terp Blaine Peffley has tied for first with a 216 (73-68-75) but fell to UVA's Brad Tilley in the playoff for medalist honors. Since then Virginia has won it twice and South Carolina took the crown last year.
Most recently the Terrapins finished tied for ninth with North Carolina at the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in New London, N.C. Maryland earned an 878 (290-289-299). Sophomore John Popeck led the squad, finishing tied for 15th after carding a one-under-par 215 (72-69-74).
The Washington, Pa., native's second day score of 69 tied his career low round. He used seven birdies, four on the back nine, to propel himself amongst the pack. Popeck had the fourth most birdies of all individuals in the tournament with13 total.
The Terps have had six top-10 finishes this season, including a tournament title at Rehoboth Beach. The best collective performance from the Terps came at River Landing. They turned in a two-over-par 285.
There is no live scoring for the Cavalier Classic. Results will be posted on VirginiaSports.com after each round.
2010 Cavalier Classic - Tee Times (10-minute intervals between groups)
8:00 a.m. Individuals
8:30 a.m. Maryland, Appalachian State, George Mason
9:20 a.m. Virginia, NC State, Liberty
10:10 a.m. Longwood, James Madison, Seton Hall
11:00 a.m. Binghamton, Tennessee State, Individuals