Paul Cecil (pictured) looks to get back on track at the Tiger Invitational for UMES

Nov. 9, 2013

SAVANNAH, Ga. – The University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf team concludes its fall schedule this weekend as the Hawks travel to Savannah, Ga., to compete in the two-day Tiger Invitational from Nov. 9-10. The tournament is the final event for UMES of the 2013 calendar year.

Last season at the Tiger Invitational, the Hawks jumped four places in the standings as they finished with a score of 315 on the last day, 22 strokes better than the first day’s effort. Senior Michael Veverka (Brunswick, Md.) posted a career-best of 73 on the final day to propel the Hawks up in the standings. It was a performance that helped the Hawks gain momentum into the New Year.

Veverka will look to lead the way for the fourth consecutive tournament this season as he holds a team-best 74.67 average across six rounds. His effort this fall was highlighted by a 69 on the first day of the Myrtle Beach Invitational, which was the lowest score in team history. UMES will need a score in the 70s from Veverka to stay competitive.

Freshman Norman Blanco (New Orleans, La.) has been a solid second golfer for the Hawks with an average of 78 in six rounds. Blanco has been consistent all season for UMES and will look to stay ahead of the pack in Savannah. Blanco and Veverka are the only two Hawks to compete in every tournament this fall.

Senior Paul Cecil (Severn, Md.) looks to get back on track this weekend after missing UMES’ last tournament. He shot the only hole-in-one in school history last year and is sitting at a nine-over-par 81 on the year. Cecil shot an 81 at the Tiger Invitational last year.

Sophomore Bryan Martin (Baltimore, Md.) could be the fourth golfer for UMES at the event, while a few other Hawks look to provide depth for the Hawks.



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