MacDonald, Eades Win U.S. Amateur Sectional Qualifiers

Aug. 9, 2003

Dan MacDonald became the fourth member of the 2003 Maryland men's golf team to qualify for the USGA Men's Amateur Championship recently when he won a sectional-qualifying tournament in Port Washington, N.Y.

MacDonald was the medalist at the sectional, shooting 144 over 36 holes last Monday. He won the tournament by one stroke over Patrick Fogarty. MacDonald will be a Terrapin senior this fall.

Possibly joining him at the 2003 U.S. Amateur will be former and current teammates John Eades, Bobby MacWhinnie and John Moheyer.

Eades, who will be a sophomore for the Terps this fall, won the sectional held in Pinehurst, N.C., shooting a 36-hole total of 134 to win by four strokes. MacWhinnie, a junior-to-be in College Park, shot 146 at a sectional in New Castle, Pa., to finish as the third alternate from that qualifier.

Moheyer, who finished his eligibility at Maryland this past spring, was the third alternate from one of two sectionals in Cincinnati, Ohio, shooting 149 over 36 holes.

A field of 312 amateur players will begin competition at the U.S. Amateur Championship on Aug. 18 and 19 at the historic Oakmont Country Club and at the Pittsburgh Field Club. The top 64 players in stroke play move on to match play beginning Aug. 20. The semifinals and finals of match play will be on NBC television.

University of Maryland alumnus Deane Beman won the U.S. Amateur Championship in 1960 and 1963.