MacDonald Leads Men's Golfers at FSU Tourney

March 2, 2004

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Senior Dan MacDonald shot a final-round 75 to pace Maryland's men's golf team Tuesday at the Seminole Intercollegiate Tournament hosted by Florida State at the Golden Eagle Country Club.

MacDonald (Plandome, N.Y.) fired his 3-over-par 75, which moved him into a tie for 31st individually with a 232 total in the event, the Terrapins' first of the spring season.

Sophomore John Eades (Charlotte, N.C.) was the best individual finisher for Maryland, placing in a tie for 18th at 226 over the 54-hole tournament. Eades shot an 80 in Tuesday's third round.

As a team, Maryland finished 11th after shooting 311 on Tuesday. The Terrapins posted a 933 team total over the three rounds. Georgia State, which shot 293 on Tuesday, won the team competition at 884, five shots better than UCF.

Tigh VanLeeuwen of UAB won a playoff to earn individual medalist honors, finishing at 2-under-par 214. Second-round leader Kellen Altman of the College of Charleston also fired a 214.

Also for Maryland, Tim Kane (Simsbury, Conn.) tied for 38th with a 234 total, Bobby MacWhinnie (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was 52nd at 242 and Jeff Spradlin (Leawood, Kan.) was 57th at 251.

Maryland returns to action March 13 and 14 at the Birkdale Intercollegiate in Charlotte, N.C.

Full results of the Seminole Intercollegiate will be available at

1. Georgia State 294-297-293-884; 2. UCF 300-294-295-889; 3. Vanderbilt 288-307-297-892; 4. UAB 299-296-302-897; 5. Ole Miss 295-310-300-905; 6. Florida State 297-309-300-906; 7. East Tennessee State 302-303-302-907; 8. College of Charleston 301-308-306-915; 9. Louisville 300-310-307-917; 10. North Florida 305-321-302-928; 11. MARYLAND 300-322-311-933; 12. South Carolina-Aiken 302-316-318-936.

1. Tigh VanLeeuwen, UAB, 73-69-72-214*; 2. Kellen Altman, Charleston, 73-68-73-214; T3. Kasper Jorgensen, Georgia State, 70-76-71-217; T3. Luke List, Vanderbilt, 68-78-71-217; T3. Jonathan Fricke, Georgia State, 74-70-73-217. * - won playoff

T18. John Eades 68-78-80-226; T31. Dan MacDonald 77-80-75-232; T38. Tim Kane 76-80-78-234; 52. Bobby MacWhinnie 79-84-79-242; 57. Jeff Spradlin 85-87-79-251.