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MM 4.19: Both Maryland golf teams excel in weekend action

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

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Both Maryland men’s and women’s golf performed well over the weekend in last season competitions.

The women’s team picked up a second-place finish (+2) at the Indiana Invitational, while the men’s team finished in fifth (+11) at the Rutherford Intercollegiate in State College, Pennsylvania.

No. 19 Maryland women’s golf has been on a tear this spring, placing no lower than third across five invitationals and defeating Virginia in its lone match play event. Laura Van Respaille led the Terps this weekend with a three-round score of 218 (+2), while Xiaolin Tian and Patricie Mackova both finished close behind with scores of 219 (+3).

Despite the men finishing 11 over par as a team, William Koras and Dillon Brown each tied for ninth overall individually, each posting an even score of 213.

The men’s and women’s teams each had a rare connection on Sunday as Charlotte Lafourcade scored a hole in one on the 17th at the Pfau Course at Indiana University and Koras tallied a hole in one on the 17th at the Blue Course in State College just hours apart from each other.

Maryland women’s golf now waits to take part in the Big Ten Championship this upcoming weekend in Mainesville, Ohio, while the men finish up their regular season this weekend at the Keppler Invite in Columbus, Ohio.

In other news

No. 1 Maryland men’s lacrosse continued to prove why it is the best team in the country with an 18-8 victory over No. 12 Ohio State Sunday.

Maryland baseball swept Ohio State thanks to an offensive explosion Sunday.

No. 11 Maryland women’s lacrosse fell to No. 24 Rutgers for the first time in program history Sunday, 16-14.

No. 12 Maryland field hockey used a 2-1 victory over No. 6 Rutgers to sweep the Scarlet Knights.

Former Maryland women’s basketball star Brionna Jones won the Czech league with her team this weekend.

Maryland men’s soccer midfielder Malcolm Johnston was named to the Big Ten All-Tournament Team.

Maryland men’s basketball celebrated Walt Williams on his birthday...

...while Maryland football celebrated Boomer Esiason on his birthday.

Maryland women’s lacrosse recapped its win over Johns Hopkins in honor of its eighth undefeated season at home in nine years.