Aug. 22, 2003
OAKMONT, Pa. - University of Maryland golfers Dan MacDonald and John Eades were part of the 312-player field early this week at the U.S. Amateur Championship being hosted at the Oakmont Country Club and the Pittsburgh Field Club.
MacDonald and Eades each shot opening-round 73s on the par-70 Pittsburgh Field Club course on Monday. MacDonald followed with an 81 at historic Oakmont on Tuesday to finish at 154 and in a tie for 161st. Eades carded a Tuesday round of 86 to place tied for 244th with a 36-hole total of 159.
The top 64 players from stroke play qualified for the match-play portion of the tournament, which finishes Sunday with a 36-hole championship match to be shown on NBC-TV.
MacDonald, from Plandome, N.Y., will be a senior this fall for the Terrapins, while Eades, a product of Charlotte, N.C., will be a sophomore.
The Maryland fall season opens on Sept. 8 and 9 when the Terps play at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Invitational hosted by the College of Charleston.