MacDonald, Kane Lead Men's Golf Team

March 13, 2004

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Dan MacDonald shot identical rounds of 3-over-par 75 to tie for 11th overall and lead Maryland golfers Saturday after 36 holes of the Birkdale Collegiate Classic.

Tim Kane fired rounds of 77 and 74 for the Terps to also place in the top 20 in Saturday's action, finishing at 151.

As a team, Maryland was in 13th place following the first two rounds, opening with a 317 but recovering for a 308 in the second round to finish at 625. UNC-Wilmington and Charlotte were tied for the team lead at 596, five shots ahead of a tie for third between UNC Greensboro and Wofford.

Individually, Charlotte's Matt Mincer shot a 1-under-par 71 in the second round to finish the day at 144 and take a one-shot lead over Daniel Sloan of Wofford and Andy Bare of UNC Greensboro.

Also for Maryland on Saturday, John Eades had rounds of 81-79 to tie for 55th at 160, Bobby MacWhinnie closed with an 80 to shoot 166 and tie for 69th, while Skip Clasper shot 84-83--167 in his first action of the spring to place T71st.

The final round of the Birkdale Collegiate Classic is scheduled for Sunday.

T1. UNC Wilmington 298-298--596; T1. Charlotte 297-299--596; T3. UNC Greensboro 304-297--601; T3. Wofford 307-294--601; 5. UCF 302-304--606... 13. MARYLAND 317-308--625.

1. Matt Mincer, Charlotte, 73-71--144; T2. Daniel Sloan, Wofford, 73-72--145; T2. Andy Bare, UNC Greensboro, 71-74--145; 4. Derek Brown, UNC Wilmington, 75-72--147; 5. Jens Fahrbring, VCU, 73-75--148.

T11. Dan MacDonald 75-75--150; T16. Tim Kane 77-74--151; T55. John Eades 81-79--160; T69. Bobby MacWhinnie 86-80--166; T71. Skip Clasper 84-83--167.