Virginia Union University opened its 2018 Fall Golf Season at the North Carolina Wesleyan College (NCWC) Don Scalf Memorial Golf Tournament at the Belmont Lake Golf Club in Rocky Mount, N.C., Sunday & Monday, September 23-24. This was a 36-hole tournament that was contested at Belmont Lakes Golf Club. Belmont Lake Golf Club is a Par 72, 7, 095 with a classic blend of rolling terrain and picturesque wetland. There were 13 team that consisted of D2, D3 and Junior Colleges. Playing in this tournament is another first for the VUU Golf Team and the golf team responded well.
VUU finished in 4th Place with a team score of 602 (293/309). The tournament format was where universities play teams of five golfers and count the four lowest scores. VUU team scoring was led by senior Allan Day, with a score of 149 (72/77) and who tied for 12th place in individual standings, followed by freshman Alkin Barkley who scored 151 (75/76) and finished 16th. He was followed by senior Paul Meints with a score of 153 (76/77) and who tied for 19th and followed by Senior Sergio Escalante (71/83) and freshman Travon Willis (75/79), both scoring 154 and finished tied for 22nd. Freshman Sherwood Baskerville played as an individual and recorded a score of 166 (77/89) and tied for 58th.
"This line-up consisted of three seniors and two freshmen," said Virginia Union head golf coach E. Lee Coble. "The freshmen played well in their first collegiate golf tournament. It's a great start to our 2018 Fall Season."
2018 NCWC Don Scalf Memorial Golf Tournament
Team Finishes R1 R2 Total
1st Place – North Carolina Wesleyan College 280 297 577
2nd Place – Greensboro College 286 303 589
3rd Place – Christopher Newport University 289 302 591
4th Place – Virginia Union University 293 309 602
Tied 5th Place – Averett University 399 318 617
Tied 5th Place – Goucher College 305 312 617
7th Place – Sandhills Comm College 305 315 620
8th Place – Shenandoah University 311 312 623
9th Place – William Peace University 309 333 642
10th Place – Chowan University 325 323 648
11th Place – Virginia Wesleyan University 330 350 680
12th Place – Marymount University 340 348 688
13th Place – Johnson Community College 365 383 747