MacDonald Fires Second 72 at NCAAs

May 21, 2004

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Dan MacDonald fired his second straight 72 on Friday to lead University of Maryland players after the second day of the 2004 NCAA East Regional men's golf tournament being held at The Course at Yale.

MacDonald, a Terrapin senior, had a pair of birdies on his round Friday to match the two he had en route to Thursday's 2-over-par round of 72. Starting his round on the 10th tee, MacDonald shot an even-par 34 on the front nine, his second nine of the day, to finish with a 36-hole total of 144 and tie for 24th overall.

As a team, Maryland shot 298 on Friday for a two-day total of 604. The Terps remained in 21st place in the team standings. Penn State shot a 285 on Friday to take a one-shot lead heading into Saturday's final round. The Nittany Lions were at 575 after 36 holes, with Florida one stroke behind and North Carolina two shots back. Jacksonville State and Georgia State were tied for 10th at 588 in the battle for the 10th and final team-qualifying spot.

MacDonald still has a chance at being one of the two players from the East Regional to qualify as an individual for the NCAA Division I Nationals, to be held June 1-4 at The Homestead in Hot Springs, Va. He will begin Saturday's final round two strokes behind those players who currently would hold those two individual-qualifying spots.

Also for Maryland on Saturday, junior Bobby MacWhinnie fired a 73 for a two-round total of 152 and a tie for 81st. He improved 30 spots in the standings between the first and second rounds. MacWhinnie started his day with a double bogey on the 10th hole, but had two birdies in his first nine holes and added another on his final nine to end the round with a 73.

Freshman Matt Schall, making his second start of the spring for the Terps, shot a 76 for a 36-hole total of 154, tying for 104th with teammate John Eades, who shot a 77 on Friday. Senior Dan Kane had a two-round total of 166 and was tied for 136th.

Bill Haas of Wake Forest shot a 70 on Friday to take the individual lead at 137. He was tied for the lead after the first round. Camilo Villegas of Florida was second, one stroke behind, with Kenneth Fahey of Rhode Island two strokes back. Dustin Bray of North Carolina had the best round of the day on Friday, carding a 4-under-par 66 to move from 56th to fourth place in the individual standings, leading the Tar Heels to a 283 team score on Friday.

Maryland will tee off on the 10th hole beginning at 11:51 a.m. on Saturday. Live scores of the NCAA East Regional are available at

1. Penn State 290-285-575; 2. Florida 286-290-576; 3. North Carolina 294-283-577; T4. Clemson 288-291-579; T4. Georgia Tech 291-288-579; T6. Auburn 294-286-580; T6. Georgia 287-293-580; 8. Rhode Island 292-289-581; 9. Wake Forest 296-288-584; T10. Jacksonville State 306-282-588; T10. Georgia State 288-300-588; T12. Tennessee 297-292-589; T12. Duke 294-295-589; T12. NC State 299-290-589; 15. Vanderbilt 299-291-590; 16. South Carolina 299-293-592; 17. Georgia Southern 302-292-594; T18. Augusta State 304-292-596; T18. LSU 304-292-596; 20. UAB 294-303-597; 21. MARYLAND 306-298-604; 22. Binghamton 312-297-609; 23. Towson 310-300-610; 24. Georgetown 304-307-611; 25. Yale 311-302-613; 26. Army 310-304-614; 27. LIU-Brooklyn 321-313-634.

1. Bill Haas, Wake Forest, 67-70-137; 2. Camilo Villegas, Florida, 68-70-138; 3. Kenneth Fahey, Rhode Island, 67-72-139; T4. Dustin Bray, North Carolina, 75-66-141; T4. Jonathan Dismuke, Auburn, 72-69-141; T4. Stuart Moore, Auburn, 70-71-141; T4. Richard Scott, Georgia, 69-72-141; T4. Ryan Thomas, UAB, 70-71-141.

T24. Dan MacDonald 72-72-144; T81. Bobby MacWhinnie 79-73-152; T103. John Eades 77-77-154; T103. Matt Schall 78-76-154; T136. Tim Kane 80-85-165.