Feb. 26, 2008
KIAWAH ISLAND, S.C. - University of Maryland junior Chris Gold was awarded the individual title as inclement weather forced the cancellation of Tuesday's final round of the Cuthbert Cup golf tournament being hosted by the College of Charleston. Results through 36 holes have been made the official final results of the event, at which Gold earned a four-shot victory after firing a 6-under-par 66 on Monday.
Gold, who transferred to Maryland prior to last spring, had a 36-hole total of 137 heading into Tuesday's final round. During his time as a Terrapin, Gold's 66 was behind only a final-round 65 he shot at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate last October. Gold won the Adams Cup of Newport in the fall season for his first tournament win as a Maryland player.
Also for Maryland, freshman Andrew Kay had a 3-under-par round of 69 on the Cougar Point layout to move into a tie for fourth individually at 142. Those top-five placers moved Maryland into fourth place in the team standings, with Monday's 285 total placing the Terps at 581 and only two shots behind UNC Wilmington and Washington State. Washington State was awarded the team championship based on its fifth player's score.
Brendan Tracy and Donnie Shin each shot 75's on Monday for Maryland, with Tracy finishing in a tie for 33rd individually at 150 and Shin tied for 45th at 152. Tom Hanna III was 64th with a 166 total after two rounds.
First-round leader Andrew Cuenca of Western Carolina followed his opening-round 69 with a 75 on Monday. He tied for fourth with Kay, while Nick Ellis of Washington State and Josh Brock of UNC Wilmington placed second behind Gold at 141.
The Cuthbert Cup is played in a unique format in collegiate golf, with a special trophy available to the school that has the combined low score for its men's and women's teams. The Maryland women finished in third place in the team standings.
Maryland also placed third in the combined scoring, 11 shots behind the winning host, College of Charleston, which was third on the men's side and won the women's division by three shots over UNC Wilmington, which was second combined just two shots back.
The Terrapin men play next on March 2-4 at the Seminole Intercollegiate in Tallahassee, Fla.
MEN'S TEAM STANDINGS
T1. Washington State* 292-287--579; T1. UNC Wilmington 293-286--579; 3. Coll. of Charleston 295-285--580; 4. MARYLAND 296-285--581; 5. Richmond 292-290--582; 6. Western Carolina 292-293--585; 7. Rice 297-290--587; 8. Charleston Southern 305-287--592; 9. Appalachian State 307-295--602; 10. William & Mary 305-299--604; 11. Missouri State 307-299--606; 12. Cincinnati 312-306--618.
* - Washington State awarded team victory on tie-breaker.