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VUU Golf Places 2nd at CIAA Championship

April 24, 2018

New Kent, VA - Virginia Union University's golf team placed second in the 2018 CIAA Golf Championship, held on April 19-20 at The Golf Club at Viniterra.  Livingstone College shot a final-round 318 and won the championship by 11 strokes over Virginia Union. Livingstone College finished the two-day tournament with a 635 to claim its second title. Virginia Union fired a 646 to take second, while Saint Augustine's finished third with a 671. 

Virginia Union's Allan Day and Paul Meints were selected to the 2018 All CIAA Tournament Team, while teammate Robel Woldagabriel was selected to the All CIAA Championship Tournament Team.  

"This was our second, second-place finish in the CIAA Championship (2017 & 2018)," said VUU Head Golf Coach E. Lee Coble.  "I remain very proud of this golf team and their individual and team accomplishments. Now, we will prepare for our post season tournaments.

2018 CIAA Golf Championship Final Standings
Teams                          Round 1 Round 2   Total   Par
1. Livingstone                    317     318      635    59
2. Virginia Union                 321     325      646    70
3. Saint Augustine's              336     335      671    95
4. Chowan University              341     334      675    99
5. Elizabeth City State Univ.     331     349      680  104
6. Johnson C. Smith Univ.         340     345      685  109
7. Fayetteville State Univ.       334     368      702  126
8. Virginia State Univ.           375     355      730  154

Isaiah Shaw of Fayetteville State University and Virginia Union's Robel Woldagabriel were tied for 2018 Individual CIAA Medalist with a two-day score of 153.  Isaiah survived a two-hole play-off to beat Union's Robel Woldagabriel to be crowned low Medalist for the Championship event.  On the All-Tournament team, Shaw is joined by VUU's Robel Woldagabriel, Philip Harrison, Livingstone College (154), Tyler Futrell, Elizabeth City State University and DeJuan Powell of Johnson C Smith University were tied for the final two spots with a two-day score of 155.  

CIAA All-Tournament Golf Team
Fin. Player          Team                Round 1 Round 2 Total  Par
T1 Isaiah Shaw       Fayetteville St.   74       79     153    9
T1 Robel Woldagabriel  Virginia Union   78       75     153    9
3 Philip Harrison      Livingstone      76       78     154    10
T4 Tyler Futrell       Elizabeth City St.75      80     155    11
T4 DeJuan Powell       Johnson C Smith  79       76     155    11  

Allan Day and Paul Meints 2018 CIAA Championship Series performance (Southern, Northern and CIAA Championship) allowed them to be selected to the 2018 All-CIAA First Team Championship rankings. Meints and Day earned a 76.8 and 80.83, respectively.  The All-CIAA First Team includes student-athletes with the Top 10 lowest averages throughout the Championship Series.

All-CIAA First Team
Fin.  Name                Team    Season Avg.
1.    Sam Cudjoe          SAU      74.8  
2.    Isaiah Shaw         FSU      75.67     
3.    Tyler Futrell       ECSU     76.0
4.    Paul Meints         VUU      76.8
5.    Christian Fleetwood CU       77.3
6.    Alex Stuart         LC       77.6
7.    Phillip Harrison    LC       77.8
8.    Michael Sutton      LC       79.3  
9.    DeJuan Powell       JCSU     79.5
10.   Allan Day           VUU      80.83