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MacBurnie fires 142 to place fourth

Shawn MacBurnie (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College
Shawn MacBurnie (c) 2017 David Sinclair/McDaniel College

THE FACTS
McDaniel finishes fourth with 577
What:
Montgomery Cup in men's golf action
When:
Saturday, Sept. 22-Sunday, Sept. 23
Where: Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort – Shawnee on Delaware, Pa.

THE SKINNY STORY
McDaniel finished one-over par as a team for 36 holes, carding a two-day score of 577 to finish fourth at the Montgomery Cup.

THE LEADERS
Shawn MacBurnie (Beverly, Mass./St. Mary's Lynn) posted a round of two-under par 70 on Sunday to finish two-under for the tournament with a score of 142 and place fifth in the field.
Christian Garruppo (Hilton Head, S.C./Hilton Head Prep) carded a three-under par 69 on Saturday to sleep two shots off the individual lead before posting a 75 on Sunday to finish even for the tournament (144) and finish 10th.
Collin MacDonald (Beverly, Mass./Beverly) matched Garruppo in 10th place with a score of 144. He joined MacBurnie with a two-under 70 on Sunday after registering a round of 74 on Saturday.

FOR THE FOES
• Casey Leebrick (York) won the tournament with a score of 136, firing a tournament-low 67 on Saturday and a 69 on Sunday. The Spartans finished second as a team (572).
• Allegheny won the tournament with a score of 565 (287-278) behind eight rounds of par or better, including 72s or better by all five golfers on Sunday.

THE REST OF THE STORY
Chuck Csejka (Orange, Conn./Amity Regional) placed 18th overall with a score of 147 (73-74).
Kevin Keane (Bethesda, Md./Walt Whitman) carded a 74 on Saturday and 75 on Sunday to finish with a 149 and place 24th.

THE INSIDE STORY
• The 36-hole score of 577 is the lowest known 36-hole score in program history.
• The even-par round of 288 on Saturday is the first known time that the Green Terror carded an even round as a team.
Shawn MacBurnie's score of 142 is the lowest 36-hole score of any player on the current McDaniel roster.
Christian Garruppo's round of 69 from Saturday is a career low as was his 36-hole score of 144.
Collin MacDonald's scores of 70 and 144 mark career lows for him.

NEXT UP
McDaniel returns to action at the Weyhill Classic at Saucon Valley Country Club on Monday. Tee time is 1 p.m.

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