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Strong Second Round Puts Terps in Second at Adams Cup
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 09/25/2007

Sept. 25, 2007

NEWPORT, R.I. - Chris Gold and Andrew Kay each fired 1-over-par rounds of 73 in Tuesday's second round to lead the University of Maryland to the best team score of the round and second place in the Adams Cup men's golf tournament being hosted by the University of Rhode Island.

Gold and freshman Donnie Shin finished Tuesday's 36 holes with totals of 147 and a tie for third place individually. Shin shot a 72 in the first round on Tuesday and closed with a 75. Kay opened with a 76, but his 73 brought him to the end of the day with a two-round total of 149 and a tie for 11th place individually.

Gold had rounds of 74 and 73 on the par-72 Newport National course to pace the Terps.

Maryland's score of 299 in the second round was the best in the 15-team field and moved the Terrapins from third into second place. The Terps finished the day at 597, six strokes behind Wichita State, which shot a 289 on Tuesday's first round. Rhode Island and Texas-San Antonio were tied for third at 603.

Also for Maryland, Tom Hanna III was tied for 32nd at 154 after rounds of 76 and 78, while sophomore Brendan Tracy was tied for 61st at 162.

Gold and Shin were three shots behind individual leader Andrew Pitcher of Francis Marion, who had rounds of 70 and 74 for an even-par total of 144 after 36 holes. Zachariah Potter of Wichita State was in second at 146.

The final round of the Adams Cup will be played Wednesday morning.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 Wichita State Univ.  289 302 591
2 Maryland, U. of      298 299 597
3 Rhode Island, U. of  298 305 603
Texas-San Antonio      302 301 603
5 Southern Mississippi 300 304 604
6 Pacific, U. of the   304 302 606
7 Francis Marion U.    299 310 609
8 Furman University    304 308 612
South Carolina-Aiken   305 307 612
10 Long Beach State    297 317 614
11 Georgetown Univ.    309 307 616
12 Louisiana-Lafayette 310 316 626
13 Yale University     314 315 629
14 Connecticut, U. of  313 318 631
15 Brown University    320 321 641

MARYLAND SCORES
T3. Chris Gold 74-73--147; T3. Donnie Shin 72-75--147; T11. Andrew Kay 76-73--149; T32. Tom Hanna III 76-78--154; T61. Brendan Tracy 82-80--162.



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