Waters, Hawks Place Second At The VSU Trojan Fall Classic
Junior Blair Waters (middle) named to the VSU Trojan All-Tournament Team
Oct. 25, 2016

Final Stats

PETERSBURG, Va. – Looking to defend their tournament crown, Coach Marshall Cropper and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Men’s Golf team came up nine strokes short as they placed second at the Virginia State University (VSU) Trojan Fall Classic. The two-round tournament was held at the Dogwood Trace Golf Course.

Junior Blair Waters (Jacksonville, Fla.) finished second overall and earn himself a spot on the VSU Trojan All-Tournament squad after shooting a 145 (+1). As a result, he shot the third-best individual average in a 36-hole event in school history. For the second time in his collegiate career, he registered par or better with a 70 (-2) in the final round, a new personal best.

Collectively, the Hawks recorded its fourth-best team average in a two-round tourney as they shot a 614 (+34). Furthermore, in the final round, the squad posted a 306 (+8), which is tied for the eighth-best round in the program’s history.

For the first time this season, newcomer Young Lee (Mount Airy, Md.) was inserted into the lineup and did not disappoint with a top 10 performance. Overall, the Maryland native recorded a 153 (+9).

Junior Christian Owens (Upper Marlboro, Md.) played as an individual; however, had a top 15 finish. In two days, Owens shot a 156 (+12) after recording 76 (+4) in the first round, a new career best.



Furthermore, Owens moved up two spots on the all-time rounds played list. Currently, he sits eighth overall. Also, he tied Gregory Raad for seventh on the all-time events played leaderboard.

Junior Demarkis Cooper (Clinton, Md.) also moved into a tie on the all-time rounds played category. Cooper tied former teammate Norman Blanco for fifth overall. In the event, Cooper placed 20th after shooting a 161 (+17).

Classmates Timothy Mitchell (Glenn Dale, Md.) and Darius Davis (Atlanta) each finished 23rd with a 162 (+18) performance. Additionally, Mitchell took sole possession of fourth all-time on the most events played list.

Virginia Union earned the tournament crown, registering a 605 (+29). The Shore and Livingstone tied with 614 (+38); however, the Hawks won the tiebreaker as the squad shot two strokes better in the back nine of the final round. Despite the third-place finish, Livingstone saw Stephen Washington take the individual medalist after posting a 141 (-3) in 36 holes of play.

On Oct. 31-Nov. 1, the Hawks will close out the fall season with the Savannah State University (SSU) Tiger Invitational.

For complete recaps, results and news of Hawk athletics, please visit www.umeshawks.com.

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