HAWKS CONCLUDE BCU GARY FREEMAN INVITATIONAL WITH 10TH PLACE FINISH
Feb. 29, 2012
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – For the second consecutive day, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team finished in 10th place at the BCU Gary Freeman Invitational at the LPGA International Champions Course. The team concluded action in the event with a score of 985 and saw sophomore Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.) place 35th with a score of 232.
The team saw its top five golfers collect five rounds under 80 overall, and were led by the impressive performance of Veverka, who shot a 74 in his final round of action. Veverka led UMES in each round but was closely followed by sophomore Gregory Raad (Bel Air, Md.). Raad finished in 45th with a score of 239, while sophomores Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) and Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.) ended with scores of 252 and 266, respectively. Sophomore Kijontray McClay (San Diego, Calif.) shot an 83 on his second-round to propel him to a 52nd place finish.
Laval University (873) jumped up two spots to secure first-place in the event. Bethune-Cookman University placed second with a tally of 876, while yesterday’s No. 1, Florida Atlantic, fell to third (882). Embry Riddle was fourth with an 888 and Morehead St., rounded out the top-5 with 898 points.
FAU’s Clint Wilhelm (212) held off Laval’s Charles Cote (213) by one stroke to win individual honors. There was a three-way tie for third-place (217) as BCU’s Jamichael James and Matthew McKnight posted the same score as Embry Riddle’s Jonathon Kopsell.