MacDonald Gets Top-10 Finish for Terps

March 14, 2004

HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. - Dan MacDonald of Maryland shot a final-round 76 Sunday to finish at 226 and tie for 10th place individually at the Birkdale Collegiate Classic held at the Birkdale Golf Club.

MacDonald's 226 was 10-over-par over the 54-hole event and he led the Maryland individuals throughout the tournament. Tim Kane, like MacDonald a Terp senior, shot an 80 on Sunday for a 231 total and a tie for 28th.

As a team, Maryland remained in 13th place overall, shooting a 314 on Sunday for a three-round total of 939. UCF rallied to shoot 296 on the final day to earn a one-shot win in the team competition over UNC Wilmington.

Individually, Andy Bare of UNC Greensboro won a three-way playoff to earn medalist honors. He joined Matt Mincer of Charlotte and Daniel Sloan of Wofford at 6-over-par 222.

Also for Maryland, John Eades shot 79 on Sunday to finish T51st at 239, Skip Clasper finished his first tournament of the spring with a 79 and a tie for 68th at 246, while Bobby MacWhinnie was 75th at 253.

Maryland will play Monday and Tuesday in the Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C.

1. UCF 302-304-296-902; 2. UNC Wilmington 298-298-307-903; 3. UNC Greensboro 304-297-308-909; 4. Charlotte 297-299-314-910; 5. Miami, Ohio, 308-308-303-919; 6. Wofford 307-294-319-920; 7. James Madison 309-302-313-924; 8. Va. Commonwealth 309-310-306-925; 9. Old Dominion 314-303-309-926; 10. Northern Illinois 314-303-313-930; T11. Davidson 313-308-317-938; T11. East Carolina 307-310-321-938; 13. MARYLAND 317-308-314-939; 14. Akron 320-317-309-946; 15. Belmont Abbey 325-318-321-964.

1. Andy Bare, UNC Greensboro, 71-74-77-222 (won playoff); T2. Matt Mincer, Charlotte, 73-71-78-222; T2. Daniel Sloan, Wofford, 73-72-77-222; 4. Derek Brown, UNC Wilmington 75-72-76-223; T5. Tony DiBitetto, UNC Wilmington, 74-75-75-224; T5. Jake Lowder, UNC Greensboro, 75-76-73-224; T5. Adam Condello, ODU, 77-72-75-224.

T10. Dan MacDonald, 75-75-76-226; T28. Tim Kane, 77-74-80-231; T51. John Eades, 81-79-79-239; T68. Skip Clasper, 84-83-79-246; 75. Bobby MacWhinnie, 86-80-87-253.