2013-2014 SUN CONFERENCE RANKING: 9
2013-2014 NAIA NATIONAL RANKING: NR
Florida A&M Takes Team Title at TU Invitational, Night Hawks Tie for 8th
October 1, 2013
Florida A&M University took home the team title this afternoon at the Thomas University Invitational played the last two days at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, GA. The Night Hawks finished tied for 8th overall.
FAMU topped the field with a 579 (290/289, +3), topping College of Coastal Georgia, who shot a 580 (292/288, +4), by one stroke. Southern Wesleyan University (290/292, +6) and Webber International University (293/289, +6) finished tied for third with a 582. SWU & WIU dropped to third in round two after finishing the opening round in a three way tie for first with FAMU. Kyle Martin from Southeastern University took home the individual title, edging the highly competitive field by two strokes, after firing a 138 (72/66, -6). Alex Fellas from Webber International University was the runner up with a 140 (71/69, -4). Luis Hirst (73/68, -3) from Northwood University and Taehyung Kim (69/72, -3) tied for third with a 141 and Allan Bradford from College of Coastal Georgia rounded out the All-Tournament Team with a 142 (72/70, -2). Fourteen golfers were seperated by only six strokes with all 14 finishing at par or better.
TU improved by three strokes on day two but did not manage to move out of the eighth spot, finishing with a 591 (297/294, +15) and in a tie with fellow Sun Conference member University of South Carolina - Beaufort. Junior Stone Cowie shot two under in the final 18 holes and finished in a five way tie for fifth overall with a 142 (72/70, -2). Senior Sam Jackson finished at one under with a 143 (71/72) and dropped to tenth overall after ending round one in a tie for fifth. The Night Hawks did not have another finisher in the top 20.
Men's Golf will next participate in the Johnson & Wales Invitational October 14th-15th in North Miami, FL.
Three Way Tie after Day One of TU Invitational
September 30, 2013
Florida A&M University, Southern Wesleyan University and Webber International University finished in a three way tie after the opening round of the Thomas University Invitational, taking place this afternoon and tomorrow at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta, GA
The three teams shot a 290 (+2) in the first 18, while Darton College sits in fourth place with a 291 only one stroke from the top spot. Three strokes seperate first and sixth place. Kevin Parker (Florida A&M) and Taehyung Kim (Darton) finished tied at the top of the individual leaderboard after both shot a 69 in the opening round. Six total golfers finished under par.
Thomas University men's golf is currently in eighth place, only seven strokes off the mark after firing a 297 (+9). Senior Sam Jackson led the way for the Night Hawks, sitting in four way tie for fifth with a 71 (-1). Junior Stone Cowie finished at par and enters the final round in a seven way tie for ninth overall.
Action continues tomorrow at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club, with a shotgun start beginning at 8:30AM.
TU Men’s Golf Opens Season with 7th Place Finish
September 17, 2013
TU Men’s Golf opened their 2013-14 season with a seventh place tie at the Coastal Georgia Invitational played at the Sea Island Golf Club in St. Simons Island, GA.
The Night Hawks finished fifty two strokes off the mark with a 916 (302/305/309), six strokes from a top five finish. Junior Stone Cowie led the Night Hawks with a top ten finish after shooting a 218 (72/74/72, +2). Senior Sam Jackson was the second lowest score with a 220 (70/73/77, +4), ending in a tie for 10th overall.
Thomas will next compete in the 2013 TU Invitational, September 30 – October 1, at the Kinderlou Forest Golf Club in Valdosta