Shin, Tracy Lead Terps at Seminole Event

March 2, 2008

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Freshman Donnie Shin and sophomore Brendan Tracy each fired 2-under-par rounds of 70 to lead the University of Maryland to a tie for sixth after Sunday's opening round of the Seminole Intercollegiate men's golf tournament being played at the Golden Eagle Country Club.

Shin and Tracy were tied for third individually after Sunday's round, two shots behind Florida State's Jonas Blixt and Virginia's Steven Rojas, who opened with 68s. The 70 matched Shin's lowest round since coming to Maryland, while Tracy's round marked his seventh at or below par this season.

Also for Maryland, Chris Gold opened with a 74 and was tied for 37th, Andrew Kay was tied for 54th with a 77 and Tom Hanna III was tied for 60th after a 79.

As a team, the Terrapins shot 291 and were tied for sixth in the 12-team field that includes a number of ranked teams. Ole Miss and the host Seminoles were tied atop the team leader board with 3-under-par 285s, with Auburn and Virginia one stroke back.

Rounds two and three of the Seminole Intercollegiate will be played on Monday and Tuesday.

T1. Ole Miss 285; T1. Florida State 285; T3. Auburn 286; T3. Virginia; 5. North Carolina 290; T6. MARYLAND 291; T6. Louisville 291; T6. UAB 291; 9. LSU 293; 10. Mississippi State 294; 11. College of Charleston 298; 12. Vanderbilt 300.

T3. Donnie Shin 70; T3. Brendan Tracy 70; T37. Chris Gold 74; T54. Andrew Kay 77; T60. Tom Hanna III 79.