Jon Seward (pictured) has been a top-3 golfer for UMES this fall

Oct. 15, 2013

PRINCESS ANNE, Md. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team has opened up their 2013-14 season with solid play across three tournaments. The Hawks, which are now in their fourth season, have four tournaments on the schedule this fall and will conclude 2013 at the Tiger Invitational in Savannah, Ga., on Nov. 8. This is also the first year that the team is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.

UMES has finished within the top-7 in each of its first three tournaments. The Hawks opened with a seventh-place finish at the Myrtle Beach Invitational, before placing in the upper half of schools at the 18-team, Black College Alumni HOF Invitational on Sept. 28. The team just recently placed seventh at the RMU Colonia Classic as well.

It has been the Michael Veverka (Brunswick,Md.) show for UMES so far this fall. He has led the team in every tournament this year and has tallied the lowest round for the Hawks in all but one round. Veverka opened the year with a three-under-par round of 69 on the first day of the Myrtle Beach Invitational in early September, which proved to be the lowest round in the history of UMES golf. He carries an average of 74.67 across six rounds this year and has placed within the top-10 twice.

Sophomore Jon Seward (Ft. Washington, Md.) and sophomore Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.) each sit with averages under 80 and are in the top-3 for the Hawks. Seward has an average of 78 in two tournaments, including a 75 in his opening round of the year. Blanco has posted a score of 79.17 in six rounds and has finished as UMES’ No. 2 golfer in all three tournaments.

The fourth and final scoring spot for the Hawks has been sporadic thus far with senior Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) and junior Richard Fleming (Upper Marlboro, Md.) scoring three times combined. Cecil shot two rounds in the 70s in his last tournament at the Black College Alumni HOF Tournament, while Fleming rounded out the scoring for UMES in the team’s last event.



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