Story by Doug Dull, Maryland Sports Information Office
CAMBRIDGE, Md. – Playing in his first round as a collegian, Ethan Tracy of Arkansas set the competitive course record with a 7-under-par 64 on Sunday during the first round of the Maryland Intercollegiate men’s golf tournament. The previous course record was a 65, set by assistant pro Phil Fenstermaker, a former University of Maryland player. The event is being played at the River Marsh Golf Course at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Resort. The event has been cut to 36 holes due to heavy rain that accompanied Tropical Storm Hanna to the Maryland Eastern Shore on Saturday. The opening round started at 6:40 a.m., with the players sent back out immediately for the final 18 holes. Tracy led the Razorbacks to the team lead after the first round. Arkansas’ number-3 player had eight birdies, including the final four holes of the back nine. His back-nine card included five birdies and a bogey for a 31. David Lingmerth and Andrew Landry each had 69, with Sam Chavez scoring a 70, as the Razorbacks had four players under the par-71 mark en route to a 272 team total. Arkansas held an eight-stroke lead in the team standings over NC State, which was led by Darren Blair’s 67, and Texas State, which got a 67 from Corey Roberson. Individually, Tracy led by two strokes over Eric Onesi of Old Dominion, who had a 66 in Sunday’s opening round. Maryland was in seventh place in the team standings after round one. Sophomore Donnie Shin was the Terrapins’ low scorer with a 1-under-par 70. The second round began just after noon.