Oct. 25, 2002
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -
University of Maryland will look to close out its fall schedule on a strong note early next week when it participates in the Baylor Invitational in Waco, Texas Monday and Tuesday.
The 54-hole tournament will be played at Bear Ridge Golf Club which recently opened in southwest Waco.
In their last three tournaments, the Terps have strung together three top five finishes, including third-place showings at the James Madison Invitational and The McLaughlin and a team title at the Temple Invitational.
Maryland coach Tom Hanna is expected to field a lineup that is without statistical leader Tim Kane, who is sidelined for the remainder of the fall with mononucleosis. Kane, a junior, is averaging a team-low 72.0 strokes per round in three tournaments and leads the Terps in top 10 finishes (2). He also missed the Temple Invitational with mono.
The Terps' roster for the Baylor Invitational will include senior John Moheyer (73.0 average), junior Dan MacDonald (73.4), sophomore Bobby MacWhinnie (75.4) and freshmen John Eades (76.0) and Jeff Spradlin (76.0).
"This is an important tournament to us because it's a national field," says Hanna, who is in his 12th season leading the Terps. "Plus, St. John's, like us a District II team, is also competing. There are five or six NCAA tournament teams competing so it will be a good test for us."
After opening the season with a 13th-place finish at the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate in early September, the Terps have averaged 287 strokes per round. In the Cleveland Golf/Kiawah Island Intercollegiate, the Terps averaged 307 strokes across the 54-hole tournament.