Terps 21st At NCAA East Regional

May 17, 2003

AUBURN, Ala. - University of Maryland's men's golf team closed out its 2002-03 season on Saturday with a 21st-place finish at the NCAA East Regional here.

The Terps showed improvement for the second straight day after an opening-round score of 311, totaling a 10-over-par 298 to finish with a 54-hole total of 914. Clemson captured the East Regional title with a three-round total of 839, 25 strokes under par. Georgia Tech was second (848), Florida was third (859), Tennessee fourth (863) and Duke fifth (866).

The top 10 teams in each of the three regionals advance to the NCAA Championships next week in Stillwater, Okla.

Maryland was making its second straight national postseason appearance in this weekend's regional, which was contested at the Auburn University Club. As they were for much of the spring season, the Terps were paced by true freshman John Eades, who improved his score each day, carding a one-under 71 Saturday after rounds of 77 and 75 on the first two days. Eades finished in a tie for 58th place with a three-round score of 223, seven strokes over par.

Following Eades was senior co-captain John Moheyer, who posted his best round of the tournament on Saturday. Moheyer closed out his Terrapin career with a two-over 74 and a 54-hole total of 230. Other Terp scores included junior Tim Kane (75-80-76-231), sophomore Bobby MacWhinnie (82-75-77-234) and junior Dan MacDonald (85-76-83-244).

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