Shin Fires Even-Par Round at ACC Men's Golf

April 19, 2008

NEW LONDON, N.C. - Junior Chris Gold turned the back nine in 3-under-par 33 and finished with a 73 on Saturday, while freshman Donnie Shin fired an even-par 72 to post the best round of the event by a Maryland player in the second round of the 2008 Atlantic Coast Conference men's golf championship at the Old North State Club.

Maryland fired a 299 as a team on Saturday and finished the day in 11th place. The Terrapins had a two-day total of 603. Duke shot a 278 to take a one-stroke lead over Florida State in the team standings heading into Sunday's final round.

Gold had three birdies on the back nine of Saturday's second round and finished 36 holes with a 147 total. The junior was tied for 37th in the individual standings.

Shin had 15 pars on his way to his 72 on Saturday. He birdied the 12th hole, suffered a double bogey on the par-3 14th, but pulled back to even with a birdie on 16 to post his even-par round. Shin was tied for 45th after 36 holes with a 151 total. Freshman Andrew Kay was also in the group at 151 following a 76 on Saturday.

Adam Cohn improved with a 78 on Saturday to finish the day tied for 51st at 157, matching the 157 total of Tom Hanna III.

Individually, Webb Simpson of Wake Forest took the second round lead after his second consecutive 68. His 136 total was one stroke better than Matthew Savage of Florida State and two shots ahead of Duke's Wes Roach and Michael Schachner.

The final round of the 2008 ACC Men's Golf Championship will begin Sunday at 8:30 a.m. Live scoring is available at, with highlights of the second and third rounds available on

1. Duke 279-278--557; 2. Florida State 279-279--558; T3. NC State 284-281--565; T3. Wake Forest 284-281--565; T5. North Carolina 282-285--567; T5. Clemson 284-283--567; 7. Virginia Tech 289-281--570; 8. Georgia Tech 287-285--572; 9. Virginia 294-287--581; 10. Boston College 303-287--590; 11. MARYLAND 304-299--603.

T37. Chris Gold 74-73--147; T45. Donnie Shin 79-72--151; T45. Andrew Kay 75-76--151; T51. Adam Cohn 79-78--157; T51. Tom Hanna III 76-81--157.