Men's Golf Team Places Fifth in New York

Oct. 21, 2003

SCARSDALE, N.Y. - Senior Dan MacDonald led Maryland with a seventh-place finish individually, while Tim Kane's fifth straight top-10 finish helped sparked the Terrapins to fifth place as a team at The Tillinghast men's golf tournament played Monday and Tuesday and hosted by St. John's University.

MacDonald (Plandome, N.Y.) finished with a 36-hole total of 9-over-par 149. MacDonald led Monday's first round with an even-par 70, but had a tougher day on Tuesday.

Kane (Simsbury, Conn.) rallied for a 72 on Tuesday, tying Maryland teammate Jeff Spradlin (Leawood, Kan.) for a 10th-place finish at 150. Spradlin had rounds of 74 and 76 in the event.

As a team, Maryland placed fifth at 604, shooting rounds of 301 and 303. The Terps were only three shots out of third place, however, finishing just behind West Florida (601) and Akron (603). Towson shot a solid 290 on Tuesday to win the team title at 586, with Notre Dame in second at 592.

The Tigers placed three players in the top four finishers, led by medalist Alex Brueggemann, who carded 71-72 for 143. Billy Wingerd of Towson was second at 145 after a second-round 70, while Josh Spring tied for third at 146.

Also for Maryland, John Eades (Charlotte, N.C.) shot a 76 Tuesday for a total of 155 and a tie for 33rd. Bobby MacWhinnie (Pittsburgh, Pa.) finished in a tie for 55th with a two-day total of 161, shooting an 82 on Tuesday.


1. Towson 296-290-586; 2. Notre Dame 300-292-592; 3. West Florida 304-297-601; 4. Akron 299-304-603; 5. MARYLAND 301-303-604.


1. Alex Brueggemann, Towson, 71-72-143; 2. Billy Wingerd, Towson, 75-70-145; T3. Shane Sigsbee, Notre Dame, 73-73-146; T3. Josh Spreng, Towson, 72-74-146; T5. Sean Dove, Akron, 71-77-148; T5. Mark Baldwin, Notre Dame, 72-76-148.


T7. Dan MacDonald, 70-79-149; T10. Tim Kane, 78-72-150; T10. Jeff Spradlin, 74-76-150; T33. John Eades, 79-76-155; T55. Bobby MacWhinnie, 79-82-161.