Sept. 27, 2003
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. - Dan MacDonald of Maryland fired a final-round 65 to rally to the individual title and lead the Terrapins to the team championship Saturday at The McLaughlin men's golf tournament held at Bethpage Red.
MacDonald had rounds of 68, 70 and 65 to shoot 7-under 203 and win the individual title by one stroke over Bill Mullen of Temple. Mullen led after the first two rounds after shooting 67 and 66 on Friday, but had a 71 on Saturday.
Maryland was the only team that finished the tournament under par, finishing at 3-under 837 to beat Temple by seven strokes and Towson by nine shots. The Terrapins shot a 280 on Saturday, following rounds of 280 and 277 shot on Friday. The Terps held a three-shot lead over Temple heading into Saturday's final 18 holes.
Tim Kane shot a 70 on Saturday to finish at 4-under 206 and place third individually. Kane had matching rounds of 68 in the first two rounds. John Eades finished in a tie for 13th at 214 after rounds of 71-71-72, while Jeff Spradlin gave Maryland four finishers in the top 20 as he was tied for 19th at 215. Bobby MacWhinnie tied for 40th at 223.
Maryland remains in the Northeast this weekend to participate in the Adams Cup in Newport, R.I., early next week.
1. MARYLAND 280-277-280--837; 2. Temple 281-279-284--844; 3. Towson 287-280-279--846; 4. Rutgers 285-278-289--852; 5. Princeton 287-284-290--861.
OTHER MARYLAND FINISHERS