Host Hawks in fourth after Day 1 of Collegiate Golf Challenge
Oct. 18, 2017


BERLIN, Maryland -- On a cool fall day on the Ocean City Golf Club, Newport Course (par 72), the Hawks teed it up for round 1 of the second annual Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Golf Challenge on Tuesday (Oct. 17).

Senior Blair Waters (Jacksonville, Florida) led the way for the Hawks with a five-over-par 75-74--149, which was good enough for eighth place. Following close behind Waters was classmate Demarkis Cooper (Clinton, Maryland) with an eight-over-par 77-75--152.

The leader in the clubhouse was North Carolina Central's Jordan Bohannon with a 73-68--141, which was highlighted by the four-under-par second round. A pair of his Eagles teammates follow close behind: Zane Lewis with an even-par 72-72--144 and Samuel Bradley 73-72--145.

Central holds a slim margin in the team competition with a 297-293--590, while Savannah is on its heels with a 299-293--592. Hampton stand in third place (13 strokes back) with a 298-307--605 and The Shore is in fourth place with a 310-301--611, followed by North Carolina A&T State (309-308--617).

Eastern Shore sophomore Young Lee (Mount Airy, Maryland) fired a 78-77--155 (tie 16th). Senior Darius Davis (Atlanta, Georgia) came back strong after the first round and was close behind with an 80-76--156 (18th). Senior Christian Owens (Upper Marlboro, Maryland) rounded out the team with a score of 84-76--160.



Competing as an individual in the event -- and making his career debut for the Hawks -- freshman Austin Goode shot a 15-over 87 in round one and then capped it off with a 79 (7 over par) to close out the 1st day at 166 in solo 23rd.

"It was a good experience," Goode said. "Playing in junior amateur competitions really prepared me well. I didn't play as well as I would have liked to in the first round, but I came back strong during the second. The highlight was probably the eagle I made on par-5 ninth hole. That boosted my confidence to close out the back nine strong. I'm proud to be playing golf with the Hawks and I looking forward to Wednesday's third round and to close out the rest of the season with rounds in the 70s."

The event finishes with one round on the Seaside course where the Hawks will look to move up the standings.

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