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Maryland women’s golf finishes in 8th in Big Ten championships

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This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

Maryland women’s golf Virunpat Olankitkunchai Maryland Athletics

After finishing second in the Big Ten championships last season, Maryland women’s golf couldn’t finish as strong this season, coming in eighth in a rain-soaked weekend in Maineville, Ohio.

The Terps were in eighth place after Friday’s opening round, and after Saturday’s round was canceled due to poor conditions, they remained in that position Sunday despite scoring 14 strokes lower. Maryland’s 288 Sunday score was even par, but it was only tied for the eighth-lowest score in the 14 team field.

Sophomore Virunpat Olankitkunchai led the Terps with a fifth-place finish, and was named to the all-championship team. After shooting a one-over par 73 on Friday, the Bangkok native bounced back with a 69 on Sunday to finish the tournament at two-under par. Olankitkunchai finishes the year with a 72.61 scoring average, breaking junior Xiaolin Tian’s record for lowest score in program history that was set just last year.

In other news

In our latest NFL Draft profile, Sean looks at how Darnell Savage’s athleticism has made him Maryland’s top prospect. Savage’s stock has soared recently, but NFL Network insider Ian Rapoport considers him a “virtual unknown.”

NBC Sports Washington took a look at what sets Savage apart in its “I Am the Prospect” series.

Defending national champion Maryland men’s soccer continued its strong spring with a 4-2 win over West Virginia.

Maryland tennis ended its miserable season with weekend losses to Purdue and Indiana.

Both Maryland lacrosse teams stayed at No. 2 in the most recent Inside Lacrosse media poll.

Maryland’s Terps on Tour continued Monday night with a stop in Frederick.