HAWKS TAKE 7TH PLACE IN BLACK COLLEGE INVITATIONAL
Sept. 26, 2011
ATLANTA -- Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) shot seven under par to lead the Hawks to a seventh place finish in the Black College Invitational Golf Championship to begin the fall season.
UMES returned to the Browns Mill Golf Course in Atlanta to begin the season as it did last year. The 6500-yard, par-72 course was the host site for the 10-team, 49 player tournament. The top four players counted towards the team score.
Cecil shot a 75 on day one followed by a 76 the next round to finish with a score of 151 (+7) and tie for 24th place. Gregory Raad (Bel Air, Md.) finished at 158 (+14) after shooting 78 and 80 on the first and second round respectively, tying for 36th place with teammate Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.), who finished at 79 each day.
Kijontray McClay (San Diego, Calif.) finished the Hawks team score, contributing 83 on the first round and improving to 82 the following day to take 43rd place at 165 (+21). Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.) was just behind him at 44th place, shooting 83 both rounds for a score of 166 (+22).
Sedrick Bailey (Baltimore, Md.) finished in 55th place with round scores of 92 and 95 on the two days to finish at 186 (+42).
Tennessee State took first place with a team score of 571, finishing six strokes ahead of second place Jackson State.
Clay Myers of Jackson State won a playoff with James Stepp of Tennessee State to win the individual title with a score of 139 (-5).
UMES will continue their fall season with the Holiday Inn Pittsburgh Airport Colonial Classic set to begin Monday, October 10th.