UMES Men's Golf at the 2016 Men's Golf Championships (Photos by Ben Brengman)
2017-18: Played in nine tournaments (20 rounds) ... named the team's Most Improved after the season ... averaged a 80 (+8) on the season ... made season debut in Hampton University Golf Invitational (Sept. 27) ... had his career high 72 (E) in Round 2 of PGA Minority Collegiate Championship (May 12). 2016-17: Took part in six tournaments (15 rounds) ... averaged an 83 (+11) on the season ... in his season debut, he registered a 157 (+13) at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 23-24) ... guided the club to a second-place finish at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 24-25), posting a 162 (+18).
2015-16: Competed in three events (eight rounds) in his first season with the Hawks ... named the team's Rookie of the Year ... finished his rookie campaign shooting an 81 (+9) ... in his collegiate debut at the FAMU Rattler Invitational (April 2-3), Davis placed 11th overall and shot a personal best (76) in the first round.
Collegiate: Member of the UMES Professional Golf Management (PGA) Parliamentarian.
High School/Club: Competed in swimming, track & field, and golf … Named varsity captain all four years … During his freshman through junior years, he placed among the top in the DeKalb County Golf Championship … In swimming, finished fifth in the regional tournament … In golf, placed second in regionals … Competed recreational in swimming at the YMCA in Atlanta, Ga. … Finished in the top three in the first-ever recreational swimming tournament … Academically, made honor freshman through junior years … Member of the Beta Club for two years … Involved organizations include UMES Professional Golf Management Students Association (PGASA), National Honor Society, Club Managers Association of America.
Personal: Born Dec. 4, 1995 in Atlanta … Son of Patricia Bennett-Davis … Has one sister, Darron, and two brothers, Daniel and Darren … Major is PGA Golf Management … Pre-game routine/superstition is praying … Plans on becoming a PGA Professional at private clubs … Best advice/favorite saying is, “Let God’s will be done” … Hobbies outside of sports are reading, studying, and socializing … Favorite Movie is Project X … Favorite Book/Author is The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini … Personal best sports moment is placing in the DeKalb County Championship while obtaining a school record … Most influential person is his father because he influenced him to get better in golf … Personal non-athletic accomplishment is being a successful “POSSE” semi-finalist for scholarship in Atlanta … Personal athletic goals before the season is consistently shooting in the 70s … Personal athletic goals before graduating is becoming a professional level … Darius was inducted into the African-American Collegiate and Youth Golfers Hall of Fame.
Career Personal Best: 72 (E), PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, May 12, 2018