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Gold Gets Top-20 Finish at VCU
Courtesy: Maryland Athletics
Release: 10/02/2007

Oct. 2, 2007

RICHMOND, Va. - Junior Chris Gold continued his strong play during the fall men's golf season on Tuesday, placing as the University of Maryland's top individual finisher for the second straight tournament with a tie for 13th at the VCU Shootout.

Gold shot a final round of 73 for the Terrapins to finish the 54 holes with a 214 total. Freshman Donnie Shin had Maryland's best round of the day with a 2-under-par 70, moving him up 14 spots on the leaderboard into a tie for 59th at 223. Freshman Andrew Kay tied for 26th at 218 after a final-round 76 on Tuesday.

Also for the Terrapins, Tom Hanna III tied for 67th at 227 after a final-round 78, with Brendan Tracy tying for 72nd at 229 following a 74.

As a team, Maryland finished in 11th place at 876 after carding a 293 total on Tuesday. The Terps finished eight shots out of a top-10 finish. Penn State fired a 283 in the final round to win the team title at 845, breaking out of a tie with Wisconsin to start the day. The Badgers finished second at 848, with Chattanooga and Wake Forest tying for third at 849.

Kevin Foley of Penn State finished off a wire-to-wire victory individually, shooting a second straight 68 on his way to a 15-under total of 201. He won by five strokes over Jonathan Hodge of Chattanooga.

Maryland plays next on Oct. 7 and 8 at the Coca-Cola Duke Classic.

TEAM STANDINGS

1 Penn State U.          283 279 283 845 -19
2 Wisconsin, U. of       284 278 286 848 -16
T3 Tennessee-Chattanooga 279 287 283 849 -15
T3 Wake Forest Univ.     289 286 274 849 -15
T5 Wichita State Univ.   295 282 284 861 -3
T5 Virginia Tech         290 283 288 861 -3
T7 North Carolina        288 280 297 865 +1
T7 VCU                   286 288 291 865 +1
T7 Southeastern La. U.   286 291 288 865 +1
10 Old Dominion Univ.    284 295 289 868 +4
11 MARYLAND              292 291 293 876 +12
12 N. Car. Wilmington    292 298 290 880 +16
13 Iowa State Univ.      297 290 294 881 +17
14 So. Florida, U. of    296 296 292 884 +20
15 Liberty University    310 291 296 897 +33

MARYLAND SCORES
T13. Chris Gold 69-72-73--214; T26. Andrew Kay 73-69-76--218; T59. Donnie Shin 75-78-70--223; T67. Tom Hanna III 75-74-78--227; T72. Brendan Tracy 79-76-74--229.


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