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Golf Ties for 5th at VSGA Intercollegiate Championship

October 21, 2019

The VSGA Intercollegiate State Championship is in its 70th year. It was an all-Division event from 1950-1989 before splitting into a Division I and Division II-III competition for the next decade.

There were 17 teams participating in this year’s two day event. This year’s tournament was hosted by Roanoke College and was contested at The Blacksburg Country Club in Blacksburg, Va. Blacksburg Country Club is a 6,619 yards Par 72. The Club is known for its peaceful atmosphere and scenic view of the mountains. The North Fork of the Roanoke River meanders through the course, coming into play on several holes. Virginia Union University finished tied for 5th place with a team score of 596 (296/300. Team scoring was led by First-time Transfer Hayden Garcia tied for 5th with a two score of 144 (71/73), followed by Sophomore Travon Willis tied for 8th with a two-day score of 145 (74/71). All tied for 49th were Sophomore -Alkin Barkley a score of 157 (82/75), Ahmad Reedus, First-time Transfer 157 (76/81), and Freshman Zaccheus Spann 157 (75/82). In a field of 93 players, Garcia and Willis finished in the top 10.

“The team is beginning to respond very well as a young team," said Head VUU Golf Coach E. Lee Coble.  "Golf is a process and we are learning and gaining experience with each event we play in. I continue to be encouraged."

Team Scores                       Team Total Par

                                  R1 R2 Total 

1 Christopher Newport University 293 287 580 +4

2 University of Lynchburg        282 298 580 +4

3 Averett University             290 294 584 +8

4 University of Mary Washington  295 290 585 +9

T5 Washington & Lee              300 296 596 +20

T5 Virginia Union University     296 300 596 +20

T7 Bridgewater College           305 305 610 +34

T7 Shenandoah University         298 312 610 +34

9 Emory & Henry College          306 309 615 +39

10 Southern Virginia             311 305 616 +40

11 Ferrum College                312 307 619 +43

12 Roanoke College               308 312 620 +44

13 Hampden-Sydney College (B)    321 300 621 +45

14 Randolph Macon College        317 308 625 +49

15 The Apprentice School         328 316 644 +68

16 Virginia Wesleyan             334 322 656 +80

17 Marymount University          351 342 693 +117