1998 Fall Review

If the fall 1998 season is any prelude to the 1999 spring season, then the Terps can be expected to be one of the top teams in the conference. In the fall, Maryland competed in five tournaments and placed in the top five four times. Included were a first place finish at the Palmetto Classic, a second place finish at the G. Gunby Jordan Intercollegiate, a third place finish at the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic and a fifth place finish at the ODU/Seascape Collegiate Golf Tournament. The Terps' finish at the Keswick Cavalier Classic included a fall best team score of four-under par 848.

Leading the way for Maryland was Keith Unikel, who was the Terps' top finisher in four of Maryland's five meets. This included two finishes in the top five and one in the top 15. In Maryland's first tournament of the fall, the G. Gunby Jordan Intercollegiate, Unikel recorded a personal and team fall best score of five-under par 211, taking second place overall. He also tied with two other golfers for the team's second best score of the fall, the ODU/Seascape Collegiate Golf Tournament, with a four-under par 140 placing him fifth.

After Unikel, co-captain Miguel Rivera was the Terps' most consistent performer. In the four meets that he took part in, Rivera was Maryland's second best finisher on three occasions. In two of those, the G. Gunby Jordan Intercollegiate and the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic, Rivera placed 13th and fifth, respectively. At the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic, he also recorded a personal best and team fall second best score of four-under par 209, tying him for fifth with teammate Ed Flowerdew, who was also impressive in his last season with the golf program.

Flowerdew competed in all five of the Terps' tournaments and recorded his best outing at the Keswick Club Cavalier Classic. He was Maryland's top finisher in the tournament, along with Rivera, recording a four-under par 209 and tying for fifth place. Flowerdew also placed 13th at the Palmetto Classic, recording a three-over par score of 219. This past fall, the Terps peaked in the national rankings at No. 6 and made the nation take notice. If Maryland can keep its game at the level it exhibited in the fall, the Terps can expected to be seen playing in the NCAA Tournament come the end of the spring.

Fall 1998 Results

  • G. Gunby Jordan Intercollegiate o Callaway Gardens Mountainview Golf Course
    Pine Mountain, Ga. o September 5-6
    Team Total 299-287-280 866 +2 2nd
    Keith Unikel 72-68-71 211 -5 2nd
    Miguel Rivera 75-71-73 219 +3 T13th
    Gary Mankulish 79-76-65 220 +4 T17th
    Ed Flowerdew 77-75-71 223 +7 T24th
    Mike Deo 75-73-78 226 +10 T31st

  • Palmetto Classic o Osprey Point Golf Couse
    Kiawah Island, S.C. o September 14-15
    Team Total 291-290-293 874 +10 1st
    Keith Unikel 70-71-78 219 +3 T13th
    Ed Flowerdew 74-71-74 219 +3 T13th
    Gary Mankulish 76-72-73 221 +5 T24th
    Miguel Rivera 73-77-73 223 +7 T33rd
    Mike Deo 74-76-73 223 +7 T33rd

  • Keswick Club Cavalier Classic o Keswick Golf Club
    Keswick, Va. o September 19-20
    Team Total 278-277-293 848 -4 3rd
    Ed Flowerdew 70-67-72 209 -4 T5th
    Miguel Rivera 68-68-73 209 -4 T5th
    Mike Deo 70-70-74 214 +1 T18th
    Keith Unikel 70-72-76 218 +5 T34th
    Gary Mankulish 73-72-74 219 +6 T40th

  • Duke Golf Classic o Duke Golf Course
    Durham, N.C. o October 18-19
    Team Total 295-298-310 903 +39 14th
    Keith Unikel 69-82-74 225 +9 T43rd
    Gary Mankulish 74-78-76 228 +12 T55th
    Ed Flowerdew 79-71-80 230 +14 T58th
    Mike Deo 77-73-81 231 +15 T60th
    Pete Coughlin 75-76-80 231 +15 T60th

  • ODU/Seascape Collegiate Golf Tournament o Seascape Golf Course
    Kitty Hawk, N.C. o October 26-27
    Team Total 280-296 576 E 5th
    Keith Unikel 69-71 140 -4 T5th
    Miguel Rivera 72-74 146 +2 T33rd
    Mike Deo 71-75 146 +2 T33rd
    Ed Flowerdew 68-80 148 +4 T40th
    Gary Mankulish 73-76 149 +5 T43rd