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John Popeck
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Washington, Pa.
High School: Chartiers-Houston HS
Experience: 1 Letter

  • Recipient of the Robert J. and Mary Charlotte Chaney Endowed Scholarship (2010)

Fall 2010: Competed in all six tournaments for Maryland..Led the Terps with a card of 209 (69, 69, 71) at the Georgetown Invitational...Tied for first at the Firestone Invitational with a 207 (72, 67, 68)......Won the individual title at the Rehoboth Beach Fall Invite with a two-under 69 card..Earned a top-20 finish at the Maryland Intercollegiate with a 216 (73, 67, 76)...Led Maryland with a 211 (71, 67, 73) and tied for fifth at the Wolfpack Intercollegiate.

Spring 2010: Saw action in all seven tournaments in the spring ... Led the team five times ... Earned five top-20 finishes and two top-10 ... Recorded a season best finish, tying for second at the Rehoboth Spring Invite where he led the Terps to their second consecutive tournament crown ... Was under par three times, first at River Landing after tying his season low round of 69 in the final round ... Notched a one-under-par 141 at Rehoboth using scores of 71 and 70 ... Came in a tie for 15th at the ACC Tournament after going one under with a 215 (72-69-74) ... His second top-10 finish came in the Terps' final tournament, the Cavalier Classic as he claimed a tie for seventh place (75-71--146) ... Earned 13 birdies at the ACC Championship, the fourth most of any player ... Also led in par four scoring at the tournament ... Averaged 72.89, ranking top-20 in the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Fall 2009: Competed in three tournaments for the Terrapins...Earned best finish at Maryland Intercollegiate tying for 11th, leading the Terps with a two-over par 215...Recorded a career-low round 69 at the Maryland intercollegiate...Led the Terrapins twice, first at the Maryland Intercollegiate (T11) and again at the Aldila City Scenic Invite (27)...Averaged a 73.33.

Spring 2009: Averaged a team-best 72.9 scoring average per round ... all 14 rounds counted toward team score ... had two top-10 finishes and three top-20 finishes ... won a playoff to take individual medal honors at the Rehoboth Beach Spring Invitational, shooting a season-best 1-under-par 70 in regulation ... finished in a tie for third place at the River Landing Intercollegiate, shooting under par all three rounds with scores of 70-70-71 ... tied for 43rd place at the Seminole Intercollegiate and tied for 54th at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate ... finished in a tie for 13th place at the Atlantic Coast Conference Championship, shooting even par with rounds of 73-71-72.

Fall 2008:
Tied for the team lead with six rounds of par or better... Tops on the team with three top-20 finishes, including the team's only top-10 finish of the fall season... Tied for fifth at the Memphis Intercollegiate, finishing at +1 (72-73--145)... Tied for 14th at the VCU Shootout (72-70-70--212)... tied for 19th at the UNCG Bridgestone Golf Collegiate (72-73-76--221).

Before Maryland: Ranked ninth in U.S. juniors rankings by Golfweek.com... Finished second at 2007 PIAA Boys Golf Championship, firing 141 over 36 holes... Also finished second in the WPIAL Boys Championship as a senior... Placed fourth in the PIAA State Championships as a junior... Played in WPIAL tournament in all four years... Appeared three times in U.S. Junior Amateur Championships... Shot 70-71--141 in stroke play to finish T6th at 2007 U.S. Junior Amateur in Augusta, Mo... Lost tough first-round match 1-down that year... Lost in second round of match play in 2005 at Longmeadow (Mass.) CC... Shot 156 in stroke play in 2004 U.S. Junior Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco... Finished T14th with 296 total at the 2006 Callaway Golf Junior Worlds at Torrey Pines... Had a second-place finish (75-69-73-69--286) at the 2007 AJGA Rolex Tournament of Champions... Placed T4th at 2007 PGA Junior Championship at 286.

Personal: Son of Raymond and Sandra Popeck... Enrolled in the College of Letters and Sciences.


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