UMES Men's Golf competing at the 2016 FAMU Rattler Invitational (Photos by Vaughn Wilson)
2016:17: Competed in all four fall events (10 rounds) ... averaged an 81 (+9) on the season ... shot 20 over at the inaugural Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Challenge (Oct. 16-17) ... guided the club to a second-place finish at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 24-25), posting a 162 (+18).
2015-16: Played in all nine events (21 rounds) ... selected the team's Most Valuable Player (MVP) ... named to the conference's golf All-Academic Team ... member of the first Hawk team to win a tournament as a NCAA Division I affliate at the SWAC/SIAC Collegiate Challenge (Sept. 21-22) ... helped the club win another event at the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic (Oct. 26-27) ... posted a new personal best in the first round of the Savannah State Tiger Fall Invitational (Nov. 2), shooting a 76 (+4).
2014-15: One of two Hawks to compete in all nine tournaments ... Earned the team's Most Improved award ... In 20 rounds, he averaged a 85 (+13) ... In his collegiate debut, he registered a 159 (+15) at the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (Sept. 27-28) ... tied his career best with a 79 (+7) at the MEAC Championship first round (Apr. 23) ... finished his rookie campaign tying his personal best, 79 (+7), at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship (May 10).
High School/Club: A letterman in golf ... Made Metro Independent School Athletic League (MISAL) All-Conference First Team all four seasons ... Named league's Most Valuable Player (MVP) in his senior season ... In 2010, guided the team to an undefeated season and won the MISAL title ... Recorded the first-ever hole in one in MISAL history ... Named to the National Honor Society (2012).
Personal: Born April 30, 1996 in Silver Spring, Maryland ... Son of Tim & Margaret Mitchell ... Has one sister, Morgan ... Major is Computer Science ... Pre-game routine/superstition is listening to Bob Marley ... Plans to get a job in cyber security ... Best advice/favorite saying is, "Don't get made with things you don't have control over." ... Hobbies outside of sports are music, concerts, and friends ... Favorite book/author is Oedipus the King by Sophocles Favorite movie is City of God ... Personal best sports moment is winning the league's MVP ... Best non-athletic accomplishment is being inducted into the National Honor Society ... Most influential person(s) is his parents because they worked for everything in life ... Personal athletic goals for the season is average 70s throughout the year ... Personal athletic goals before graduation is becoming an Academic All-American.
Career Personal Best: 76 (+4), SSU Tiger Invitational First Round - November 2, 2015