Jon Seward (pictured) and the Hawks compete in Atlanta this weekend

Sept. 27, 2013

ATLANTA, Ga. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team continues its southern swing this week when the men travel to Atlanta, Ga., to compete in the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Invitational from Sept. 28-29. The Hawks are looking to build off of their seventh-place finish at the Myrtle Beach Invitational this past weekend, where two golfers finished with averages in the 70s.

The Hawks will compete at the par-72, 6,539 yard course at Browns Mill Golf Course. Last season, UMES shot a 598 in two days at the tournament, which was the lowest recorded score in the history of the program. It was also the first time that the team has ever finished under 600 for a two-day event.  Seniors Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.) and Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) each made the trip last year and shot six-over and eight-over, respectively.

The team will bring the same four from the previous tournament as Veverka and Cecil look to lead the charge. Freshman Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.) looks to make it two solid tournaments to open up his collegiate career, while sophomore Jon Seward (Ft. Washington, Md.) rounds out the scoring for UMES.

Veverka led the men in the opening tournament with a six-over-par score of 150. He broke the UMES record for the lowest score in a round with a 69 (-3) on the first day. Blanco took 41st with a +14, while Seward was 42nd with a +16. Cecil concluded action with a final tally of 168.

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