The 2018 CIAA Southern Division Championship was contested at the Sound Golf Links at Albemarle Plantation Monday and Tuesday, April 9th & 10th in Hertford, NC. The Sound Golf links Golf Course is a Par 72, 6, 522 yards layout that proved to be a great test over the two day tournament with steady rain, high winds and cold weather on Day One of the tournament.
There were a total of eight CIAA Conference teams competing, Chowan University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C Smith University, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine's University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.
Chowan University led all team scoring on Day One with a team score of 318. Followed by Livingstone College and Elizabeth City State University. VUU has a rough day for scoring and sat in 7th Place after Day One. On Day Two VUU shot a tournament low team score of 303 to finish third behind Chowan University and Livingstone College the winner of the 2018 CIAA Northern Division Championship.
VUU team scoring was led by Paul Meints with a with two day total of 157 (81/76), followed by Sergio Escalante 158 (81/77), Allan Day 164 (89/75). Christopher Peoples (99) and Robel Woldagabriel (75) contributed individual round scoring on Day One & Day Two. Paul was also a member of the All-Tournament Team.
This was our second 2018 Division Championship. It was once again a difficult start and a great finish with a tournament low team score of 303. I continued to love the way the guys fight back through terrible playing condition to finish third. "They never quit", says Coach Coble.
2018 CIAA Southern Division Championship (Final Tournament Results) Team Finishes Day 1 Day 2 Total
1st Place – Livingstone College 324 313 643
2nd Place – Chowan University 318 331 649 3rd Place – Virginia Union University 350 303 653
4th Place – Saint Augustine's University 342 331 673
5th Place – Elizabeth City State University 330 347 677
6th Place – Fayetteville State University 334 356 690
7th Place Johnson C Smith University 347 360 707
8th Place Virginia State University 389 411 800
All-Tournament Team Score
Tyler Futrell – Elizabeth City State University 151 (77/74)
Isiah Shaw – Fayetteville State University 152 (75/77)
Samuel Cudjoe – Saint Augustine's University 155 (78/77)
Christian Fleetwood – Chowan University 155 (77/78) Paul Meints – Virginia Union University 157 (81/76)