Michael Veverka (pictured) moved up three places to finish the tournament at No. 16

April 4, 2013

GRASONVILLE, Md. – For the third consecutive day, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team found itself in 24th place as the Hawks concluded play in the Whiting-Turner Towson Invitational on Monday afternoon. The result at the match was UMES’ highest placing of the season as the men placed fifth at the past three tournaments. UMES had two players notch top-75 scores at the event.

UMES finished the event with 997 points as the team was 133 strokes over par. The team finished with 335 strokes on the final day, which tied the amount they had on day one and was eight strokes higher than their day two tally. The final round proved to be better than three other schools as UMES had three players shoot under 90.

The Hawks were led on the day by junior Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.), who finished in 16th place after he concluded round three with a score of 77 (+5). Veverka moved up three spots with his round on Monday. He finished the tournament with a final tally of 229, which was 13-over-par.

Junior Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) shot his second-best score of the tournament with an 81 to finish in 72nd overall. Freshman Jon Seward (Ft. Washington, Md.) was UMES’ next best golfer as he finished 45-over to finish 112th, while junior Christopher Toney (La Plata, Md.) was 116th with a +51 score of 267.

William & Mary won the event with a final score off 88 (+24). Loyola was second with 913 points, while Rutgers was third at 50-over. William & Mary’s Jeremey Wells won the individual competition with an even score of 216. Wells was followed by IUP’s Zach Kempa (+3) and William & Mary’s Charlie Kern ended at +7.

UMES will take 10 days off before the men begin action in the MEAC Challenge on Friday, April 12. The tournament is scheduled to last three days and will be played in Savannah, Ga.



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