MacDonald posts 149 to lead way to team crown

2017 Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic champions
2017 Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic champions

ABBOTTSTOWN, Pa. – Collin MacDonald (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) posted a 36-hole total of 149 to finish second and lead McDaniel to the team title at the Mason-Dixon Collegiate Classic in men's golf action on Saturday and Sunday.

The Green Terror carded a round of 306 on Saturday to lead the field by five strokes. On Sunday, McDaniel posted a round of 300 for a two-day score of 606, outdistancing St. John Fisher by eight shots. The Green Terror B-Team finished tied for eighth with a score of 630 (317-313).

MacDonald posted the low round of the tournament for McDaniel with a score of 72 on Sunday after a round of 77 on Saturday to finished one shot behind individual medalist Dan Altieri (Swarthmore), who posted a 148 (75-73).

Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) led the B-Team with a score of 149 to match MacDonald in second place. Keane led the field on Saturday with a round of 74 before following that up with a 75 on Sunday.

Shawn MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass./St. Mary's Lynn) and Brandon Vance (Worcester, Pa./Methacton) finished tied for ninth with a score of 152. MacBurnie posted a 77 on Saturday and 75 on Sunday while Vance flipped the order and shot a 75 on Saturday and 77 on Sunday.

Charlie Csejka (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) was 15th overall with a score of 153. He rounded out a quartet of rounds in the 70s on Saturday with a 77 before carding a 76 over the final 18.

Jack Oullette (Marlborough, Mass./St. John's) posted a score of 160, firing an 82 over the first 18 and a 78 on Sunday.

Maximilian Emmerich (Swampscott, Mass./St. Mary's Lynn) posted matching rounds of 79 on the B-Team for a score of 158. Christian Garruppo (Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) matched his teammate with a 158 over the 36 holes. He carding an 81 on Sunday and 77 on Sunday.

Matt Cramer (New Market, Md./Oakdale) and Ryan Sember (Branford, Conn./Branford) rounded out the B-Team members with scores of 165 (83-82) and 171 (89-82), respectively.

Brendan Shay (Mechanicsburg, Pa./Mechanicsburg Area) competed as an individual and posted a score of 161 (81-80).

The B-Team competes at the Gettysburg Fall Invitational at Hanover Country Club on Wednesday before the A-Team travels to Royal Lakes, Ga. for the Olgethorpe Royal Lakes Invitational on Saturday and Sunday.

Team Scores: 1. McDaniel 606 (306-300), 2. St. John Fisher 614 (318-296), 3T. Denison 616 (316-300), 3T. Franklin & Marshall 616 (311-305), 5. Swarthmore 620 (319-301), 6. York (Pa.) 622 (317-305), 7. Stevens 627 (317-310), 8T. Alvernia 630 (327-303), 8T. Gettysburg 630 (321-309), 8T. McDaniel "B" 630 (313-317), 11T. Allegheny 631 (320-311), 11T. Stevenson 631 (324-307), 13. Dickinson 662 (346-316), 14. Drew 669 (338-331), 15. Messiah 686 (348-338), 16. Penn State Harrisburg 709 (362-347), -. Muhlenberg – (355-inc.).

McDaniel Results: 2T. Collin MacDonald 149 (77-72), 9T. Shawn MacBurnie 152 (77-75), 9T. Brandon Vance 152 (75-77), 15T. Charlie Csejka 153 (77-76), 40T. Jack Oullette 160 (82-78).

McDaniel "B" Results: 2T. Kevin Keane 149 (74-75), 31T. Maximilian Emmerich 158 (79-79), 31T. Christian Garruppo 158 (81-77), 57. Matt Cramer 165 (83-82), 73T. Ryan Sember 171 (89-82).

McDaniel Individual: 44T. Brendan Shay 161 (81-80).

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