Gold Leads Terps to GW Golf Title

March 23, 2008

BETHANY BEACH, Del. - Chris Gold won his second individual title of the spring and his third of the full season, leading the University of Maryland to the team title on Saturday at the George Washington Invitational men's golf tournament played at the Bear Trap Dunes course.

Gold, a Terrapin junior, shot an even-par 72 in the second round and went 2-under-par 34 over the final nine holes of the 45-hole event to shoot 180. He won by one stroke over teammate Donnie Shin, Chris DeJohn of Skidmore and Lewis Sturdy of George Washington.

Shin shot himself into contention in the second round with a 2-under-par 70.

Also for Maryland, Brendan Tracy tied for 29th at 192, Tom Hanna III finished at 194 to tie for 40th and Andrew Kay was tied for 52nd at 196. Adam Cohn played as an individual and fared well, tying for 18th at 190 after a second-round 71.

As a team, Maryland shot a strong 293 in the second round, also shooting 139 in the abbreviated final round. The Terrapins finished at 738, with the host Colonials 10 shots back and Penn and Navy tied for third.

Maryland plays next in the Wolfpack Intercollegiate on April 11 through 13.

1. Maryland 306-293-139--738; 2. George Washington 301-297-150--748; T3. Penn 304-296-149--749; T3. Navy 318-292-139--749; 5. Bucknell 304-298-156--758; 6. George Washington B 309-305-146--760; 7. Rhode Island 305-310-148--763; 8. Seton Hall 311-304-150--765; T9. Skidmore 307-315-153--775; T9. Mount St. Mary's 314-308-153--775; 11. Delaware 316-309-152--777; 12. Youngstown State 315-309-154--778; 13. Lehigh 318-313-149--780; 14. St. Francis, Pa. 318-319-153--790; 15. Iona 333-311-152--796; 16. Colgate 332-313-158--803; 17. Quinnipiac 326-324-154--804; 18. Monmouth 338-326-147--811; 19. Villanova 325-330-162--817; 20. Lafayette 346-324-163--833.

1. Chris Gold 74-72-34--180; T2. Donnie Shin 77-70-34--181; T29. Brendan Tracy 76-81-35--192; T40. Tom Hanna III 81-77-36--194; T52. Andrew Kay 79-74-43--196; T18. Adam Cohn* 77-71-42--190.

* - played as individual.