HAWKS FINISH SEVENTH AT MYRTLE BEACH INVITATIONAL
Sept. 25, 2013
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team concluded play in the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Tuesday morning as the Hawks finished seventh overall at the par-72, Myrtle Beach National West Course. The team had a slight drop off from the day before, but still had two players post a final average in the 70s.
UMES was led by senior Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.), who concluded play with a six-over-par score of 150 to finish tied for 31st. His final tally benefitted from a score of 69 on day one, which was the lowest mark ever tallied by a UMES golfer in the program’s three-year history.
Veverka shot the second-best round for UMES on day two and was only beaten by freshman Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.), who shot one better at 81. Blanco finished at +14 between the two rounds to claim 41st place. Veverka’s final average in the tournament was a three-over-par 75 and Blanco’s was a six-over 78.
Sophomore Jon Seward (Ft. Washington, Md.) shot a 75 and 85 to claim 160 points altogether, good for 42nd place. Senior Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) rounded out the top-5 in 44th place as he shot 83, 85 to amass 168 points. The pair finished at +16 and +24, respectively.
Appalachian State’s Casey Komline won individual play with a four-under-par score of 140. There was a four-way tie for second-place as Elki Kow (Gardner-Webb), Olde Widegreen (Coastal Carolina), Zachary Castro (Southern Wesleyan) and Davis Carter (Presbyterian) each shot three-under at 71.
Southern Wesleyan used a score of 279 on day two to win the team portion with a six-under tally of 570. Appalachian State was three shots off to finish second and Presbyterian shot four-over-par (580) to take third.
The men will stay in the south for their next tournament as they are set to engage in action at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Golf Invitational in Atlanta, Ga., on Sept. 26-28. Last season, UMES had seven players shoot rounds in the 70s to fare well at the 17 team event.
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