Bryce Young (pictured) finished tied for fifth overall, his second top 10 finish of the season
Sept. 26, 2015

Box Score

ATLANTA – Due to inclement weather, the 29th Annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame (HOF) Golf Invitational was trimmed into a one-round, 18-hole tournament and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) Men’s Golf team placed third overall in the event. The result was the highest finish for the Hawks since competing in the yearly event, dating back to 2010.

Together, UMES shot a 298 (+10) and the outcome was the lowest team round in an 18-hole event in the school’s NCAA Division I history. Additionally, the round was the second best team score in a single round in the program’s Division I history, trailing only the 2012 UMES golf squad.

Individually, Maryland Eastern Shore saw two golfers earn top 10 finishes. Second-year golfer Bryce Young (Stevensville, Md.) posted a 71 (-1) on the day and placed tied for fifth in the event. In his efforts, the Maryland product entered himself into the school’s record book.

Young became the seventh UMES golfer in their Division I history to record par or better in a tourney. Furthermore, Young’s 71 is tied for the fifth lowest round in the program’s Division I history. Lastly, he shot the best round in an 18-hole tourney as he surpassed Paul Cecil’s score back in 2010 at the same event.

Sophomore Demarkis Cooper (Clinton, Md.) had a solid outing as he registered a 73 (+1) after Friday afternoon as his performance gave him a ninth place finish overall.



Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.) reached another milestone as he climbed into fourth place on UMES’ NCAA Division I Most Rounds Played list as he broke a tie with Gregory Raad. In the event, Blanco and teammate Timothy Mitchell (Glenn Dale, Md.) each shot a 77 (+5). As a result, Mitchell surpassed his previous personal best he set third time a year ago.

To round out the Hawks, newcomer Blair Waters (Jacksonville, Fla.) posted a 79 (+7) and second-year golfer Christian Owens continues to improve as he recorded a new personal best with an 85 (+13).

Alabama State (ASU) won the tourney, shooting an impressive 276 (-12) collectively. ASU’s Francis Berthiaume and Edward Hackett shared the top spot as both gentlemen registered a 67 (-5).

Maryland Eastern Shore will take off a month until their next competition. On Oct. 26-27, the club goes to Petersburg, Va. where they will take part in the Virginia State University (VSU) Trojan Fall Classic.

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