Terps Head To Bethpage Red For The McLaughlin

Sept. 24, 2002

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- The Maryland men's golf team heads to New York's Bethpage State Park - home of the 2002 U.S. Open - to compete in The McLaughlin this Friday and Saturday.

The 18-team tournament will be played on the 6,800-yard, par 70 Red Course (the Open was held on the Black Course), with 36 holes slated for Friday and the concluding 18 holes scheduled for Saturday.

In addition to Maryland, the tournament field consists of host St. John's, Boston College, Connecticut, George Mason, Hofstra, Iona, James Madison, Liberty, McNeese State, Penn, Princeton, Richmond, Rutgers, Seton Hall, St. Thomas, Temple and Villanova.

Last year, Rollins College captured the team title and Andrew Svoboda of St. John's won the individual crown.

The Terps are coming off a third-place finish at the James Madison Invitational this past weekend, when they posted a two-under total of 850 for the 54-hole tournament. Junior Tim Kane led the way for the Terps, firing rounds of 65-70-71 to finish fourth individually at seven under par. Senior co-captain John Moheyer, who carded rounds of 73-65-72 for a three-under total of 210, placed 11th. Both Kane and Moheyer tied the Terps' single-round competitive scoring record with their rounds of 65.

After posting a score of two over par in the opening round of the JMU Invitational, the Terps came back with sub-par rounds of 281 and 283 for their 850 total. Penn State ran away with the team title, finishing 32 strokes below par. Host JMU was second at seven-under 845.