VEVERKA SHOOTS 74 ON FINAL DAY TO FINISH 11TH OVERALL AT FAMU SPRING INVITATIONAL
March 20, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Michael Veverka shot a two-over-par on the final day of action to lead the University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team to a fifth-place finish at the FAMU Spring Invitational.
Veverka was the top performer for UMES at the Southwood Golf Course, where he shot a 75 and 74 in two rounds to place 11th. Veverka stood in 12th at the beginning of the final day, but his solid second round saw him move up one spot. His final score ended up being a 149, which proved to be just nine points off of the tournament’s top golfer.
Freshman Michael Ferguson shot 23-over-par to place 23rd at the event, while sophomore Sedrick Bailey finished with a +29 to place 24th. The top five for the Hawks was rounded out by freshmen Kevin Odell and Richard Fleming, who placed 25th and 26th, respectively.
Alabama State’s Scott Benson and Bethune-Cookman’s Jamichael James each shot rounds of 71 and 69 to finish in a two-way tie for first-place. The pair, along with FAMU’s Justin Still, were the only players to shoot under-par final rounds.
Courtesty of James’ finish, Bethune-Cookman took top team honors at the event with a score of 579. Florida A&M placed second with 585, while Alabama St. was third with 587.
UMES will take a month off before competing in the MEAC Challenge. The Hawks will travel to Savannah, Ga., to engage in the three-day tournament beginning on Monday, April 16.