MacDonald in Second at JMU Invitational

Sept. 21, 2003

HARRISONBURG, Va. - Senior Dan MacDonald fired rounds of 69 and 67 to finish 6-under-par and place second Sunday after the first two rounds of the James Madison Invitational men's golf tournament being played at Lakeview Golf Course.

As a team, Maryland was in third place after 36 holes of the tournament, scheduled to finish with 18 holes on Monday. The Terrapins had matching rounds of 284 to finish at even par as a team. Georgetown held the 36-hole lead at 562, with host James Madison in second at 566.

MacDonald (Plandome, N.Y.) was one of nine players who finished the first 36 holes under par on the par-71 Lakeview course. He was three shots behind tournament leader Nick Cook of Georgetown, who was at 9-under 133. Cook had the best scores in the field in both rounds, grabbing the first-round lead with a 68 and following that with a blistering 65.

The Terps placed three players among the top 25 after Sunday's two rounds. John Eades (Charlotte, N.C.) was in a tie for 16th at 1-over 143, opening his day with a solid 69. Tim Kane (Simsbury, Conn.) had identical rounds of 72 to tie for 23rd at 144.

Bobby MacWhinnie (Pittsburgh, Pa.) was in a tie for 63rd at 151, while Tyler Witman (Rehobeth Beach, Del.) was in a tie for 68th at 152, despite firing an even-par 71 in his second round of the day.

Full results can be found at


1. Georgetown 287-275-562; 2. James Madison 283-283-566; 3. MARYLAND 284-284--568; 4. Towson 286-284-570; 5. Liberty 287-288-575.


1. Nick Cook, Georgetown, 68-65-133; 2. Dan MacDonald, MARYLAND, 69-67-136; T3. Jay Woodson, James Madison, 70-67-137; T3. James Yoo, Liberty, 70-67-137; 5. Brent Pittman, Rutgers, 69-69-138.


2. Dan MacDonald, 69-67-136; T16. John Eades, 69-74-143; T23. Tim Kane, 72-72-144; T63. Bobby MacWhinnie, 74-77-151; T68. Tyler Witman, 81-71-152.