Hawks Take Fourth In Inaugural Home Event
Cooper selected to the All-Tournament Team
Oct. 18, 2016

BERLIN, Md. – In their first ever collegiate home event, Coach Marshall Cropper’s squad took fourth overall at the Maryland Eastern Shore Collegiate Golf Challenge, sponsored by the Courtyard Ocean City Oceanfront. The three round event was held at The Ocean City Golf Club.

Junior standout Demarkis Cooper (Clinton, Md.) led the Hawks with his second top-five performance of the season, earning him a place on The Shore All-Tournament Team. In the second round, Cooper shot his third career par or better round with a 72 (E). The Maryland native finished shooting 229 (+13) over the two-day span, which is tied for the seventh-best individual average in a 54-hole event in the school’s history.

Collectively, the Hawks recorded its second-best team average in a three-round tourney as they shot a 939 (+75).

Fellow classmate Blair Waters (Jacksonville, Fla.) fell just shy of his second top-10 performance of the year as he tied for 11th overall. Despite the outcome, Waters made a significant impact in the first round by eclipsing his personal best, shooting a 72 (E).

Junior Timothy Mitchell (Glenn Dale, Md.) competed in his 20th collegiate event, which tied him fourth all-time with his former teammate Norman Blanco. Furthermore, the Maryland product also passed Blanco on the most round played as he sits fourth overall. In the tournament, Mitchell finished 15th after posting a 236 (+20).



Christian Owens (Upper Marlboro, Md.) also reach milestones as he slid into ninth place all-time in rounds and events played. During the event, Owens shot a 251 (+35) and finished 23rd overall.

Iona took home Maryland Eastern Shore’s inaugural trophy, posting a 910 (+46). North Carolina Central (NCCU) finished seven stroke behind and earned the second spot. NCCU’s Jordan Bohannon claimed the top individual honors, shooting a 222 (+6). Iona’s trio of Devin Delisle, Paolo Matti, and Matt Mirocco accompanied Bohannon and Cooper on the men’s all-tournament squad.

For the ladies, Wagner defeated the Hampton Lady Pirates by 30 strokes. Despite the defeat, Hampton’s Britney Smith received top individual honors, registering a 153 (+9) after 36 holes of play. Teammate Zora Moore joined Smith on the all-tournament team, along with Wagner’s Ariana Furrie, Elizabeth Parsons, and Kyra Alexander.

On Oct. 24-25, the Hawks return to the Virginia State Trojan Fall Classic for the second straight year in Petersburg, Va. Last season, the squad placed first in the event and saw four Hawks earn all-tournament honors.

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