AIKEN, S.C. - All five members competing for the Maryland men's golf team finished strong in the third and final round of the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate Tuesday in Aiken, S.C. As a team, the Terps moved up five spots in the team standings to finish ninth in the field of 18 that included five ranked teams.
Freshman Victor Fox and senior Sean Bosdosh each recorded a three-over score of 73 in Tuesday's final round to earn a combined score of 216, which was good for ninth on the leaderboard and six over par.
In his first collegiate event, Andrew Stein recorded a 74 in the final round, to improve his score. He finished with a combined score of 228 (75-79-74). Connor Tendall played his best round of the weekend for a 74 Tuesday as well, for a total score of 229 (80-75-74). Tom Harris finished with a 245 (78-85-82).
"All in all, we got off to a really good start to the spring," head coach Jason Rodenhaver said. "The guys played well. We were a little bit rusty to start off, but we're really happy with way Victor and Sean played. It was nice to see Andrew play well in his first collegiate event. He really helped us. Overall, it was just a really good way to get things going for the spring season."
The Terrapins played 36 holes between Monday and Tuesday on the par-70, 6,695-yard setup at the historic Palmetto Golf Club, which is recognized as the fourth oldest golf course in the nation.
The 18-team field consisted of No. 7 Virginia, No. 26 South Carolina, No. 31 Clemson, Liberty, Akron, Chattanooga, Elon, Francis Marion, Furman, Georgia Regents, Georgia State, Nebraska, North Carolina State, Penn, Presbyterian, Wofford and host USC Aiken round out the field.
Next, the Terps will stay down south to play in the Schenkel Intercollegiate at the Forest Heights Country Club in Statesboro, Ga., hosted by Georgia Southern Friday through Sunday. Live stats will be available at http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/indexh.cfm?tournament_id=4494.
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