HAWKS CONCLUDE PLAY AT MEAC SHOWCASE IN SIXTH PLACE
April 15, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team concluded play in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Showcase on Sunday and the Hawks finished sixth at the event. The men claimed the position for the third straight round despite shooting their best round of the tournament on Sunday. The MEAC Showcase was played at the Parkland Golf Course and six MEAC schools were represented.
UMES saw junior Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.) register the best finish of the tournament. He began with an 80 (+8) on day one, before tallying an even-par 78 later in the day. He concluded action with a 78 on Sunday. Although Veverka’s final finish of 15th, there were two Hawks that began the tournament with a higher placing.
Junior Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) and junior Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.) each began the tournament with scores of 77 (+5). The pair each shot the same score in Saturday’s second round as they each tallied an 83. Veverka notched the best score of the tournament for UMES and the fourth-highest of the round with in his second round on Saturday.
The trio finished out play on Sunday with Cecil leading the way. Cecil shot two-over-par (74), while Veverka had a 78 and Toney finished with his second consecutive 83. Cecil concluded the event with 234 points (+18) in 18th and Toney was 23rd with a 27-over-par tally of 243.
Sophomore Richard Fleming (Waldorf, Md.) was the fourth golfer for UMES and finished in 29th place. Fleming shot a 105 in the opening round, before finished the event with a 109 and an 89.
Bethune-Cookman won the event with a two-under-par score of 860, while Savannah State was second with 883 points. North Carolina Central rounded out the top-3. Individually, Matthew McKnight from Bethune-Cookman won the event with a four-under score of 212 as he shot the event’s best score with a five-under round on Saturday. Savannah State’s Travis Roe shot three-under (213) to place second and BCU’s Ryan Fricker was third (-2).
UMES will take nearly a month off before they conclude the regular season with participation in the PGA National Minority Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The Hawks will begin action in the event on Friday, May 10. The tournament is scheduled to last the entire weekend.
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