Paul Dunne leads the Blazers with a two-round total of 143
Blazers are in eighth place after round one
UAB tied for fourth place last season
McDonald and Sutton tied for second place at five-under par
UAB one-stroke behind first place Mississippi State after day one
Junior Season (2012-13)
Competed in nine tournaments for the Blazers averaging a 75.1 over 26 rounds ... set personal bests for 36-hole (140) and 54-hole (211) scores and best finish (T-2nd) while matching his previous low round (70) twice in the 2013 Old Waverly Championship, helping the Blazers to a runner-up finish in the event ... finished the season with one top-10 finish and three top-25 finishes.
Sophomore Season (2011-12)
McDonald finished with an average of 75.2 in seven tournaments for the Blazers during his sophomore season ... he shot a one-under-par round of 70 for his lowest 18-hole score at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate ... his low 36- and 54-hole scores came at the Schenkel Invitational were he carded 72-71-72 for a three round total of 215 (-1) to finish a season best T-21st.
Freshman Season (2010-11)
Saw action in five tournaments as a true freshman ... his best tournament came when he competed as an individual at the Montevallo Intercollegiate where he finished 20th overall ... carded a career-low 18-hole score of 70 during the second round of the Hummingbird Invitational ... finished that tournament tied for 27th overall with a career-best 36-hole score of 146 ... shot a 54-hole low mark of 229 at the SunTrust Gator Inviational.
Competed under head coach Sandy Santoli at St. Paul's High School, which is the same high school that former UAB great Zack Sucher attended ... a five-time AHSAA all-state honoree (2005-10) dating back to his eighth-grade season ... was named to the all-metro team by the Mobile Press Register in 2009 ... was tabbed the 2007 Southeastern Junior Golf Tour Player of the Year and the 2007 Robert Trent Jones Junior Tour Player of the Year ... led St. Paul to the boys 5A state championship in 2009 and 2010 ... finished runner-up for the 2010 individual medalist honors ... helped his team to the sectional championship in 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2010 ... claimed the individual section title in 2008.
Full name is Wilson Joseph McDonald ... born Jan. 22, 1992 in Mobile, Ala. ... son of Jay and Beth McDonald ... major at UAB is industrial distribution ... has one brother and one sister.