There are a only a handful of Terrapins sports that catch the very short end of the coverage stick here at Testudo Times and unfortunately, golf is one of those sports. Still, an extraordinary performance deserves recognition and sophomore Victor Fox gave the Terps just that when he shot four under par, finished tied for ninth at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate Tournament, and was named the Big Ten Golfer of the Week in the process. Fox had received preseason B1G recognition as one of Maryland's golfers to watch.
Personally, I like golf. It's simultaneously an insanely hard and absurdly rewarding sport. Great players make the game look easy. Anyone who's ever played knows it is just the opposite. Unfortunately, it's difficult to cover because, like cricket, the matches go on for days and because, of the 11 fall tournaments in which Maryland men's golf team will participate, only one is in the state of Maryland.
Fox's performance in North Carolina helped the Terps to an eighth place finish in the 18 team competition. One hundred players participated in the tournament and, with a score of two under, freshman David Kocher joined Fox as the only other Terrapin among the 19 players who finished under par.
Fox was remarkably consistent over the three rounds registering 44 pars and only three bogeys in his 54 hole effort. The 44 pars led all players and his average score of 70.67 was more than three shots better than the 73.97 average compiled by the entire field on the 7,242 yard course. The four under par finish is the best of his Terrapins career.