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Golf Places Third in CIAA Northern Championship

April 11, 2018

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)