Livingstone Claims 2015 Golf Championship by 10 Strokes

Charlotte, NC – Livingstone College fired a 625 (+49) to win the 2015 CIAA Golf Championships over Chowan University (635, +59) and Elizabeth City State University (650, +74) on Friday, April 17th at the par 72, 6,717-yard Larkhaven Golf Course. William White of Elizabeth City State won the individual medalist honor after a sudden death tiebreaker with a score of 150 +6 (82, 68).

Fayetteville State University and Johnson C. Smith University tied for fourth place (666, +90), Virginia Union University (766, +190) finished sixth, while Virginia State University (846, +270) and Saint Augustine's University (1024, +448) rounded out the team scoring in seventh and eighth place, respectively.

The Livingstone Blue Bears had three golfers finish in the top 10. Elizabeth City State and Fayetteville State also had three golfers finish in the top 10 of the leaderboard. Jordan Francis (156, +12) and Billy Britton (156, +12) of Chowan also concluded the event in the top 10.

Brandon Jobe of Fayetteville State received the 2015 CIAA Golfer of the Year Award with a three event total of 447 and an average of 74.5 per round. Jobe and White initially ended competition tied for the medalist honors. White victorious earned the individual medalist honor in a sudden death playoff. White finished hole one in five strokes, compared to six strokes for Jobe.

The  Blue Bears held a six stroke lead after the first day. This is the seventh CIAA Golf Championship claimed by Livingstone and the first since 1989. Virginia State had been the conference champion the past two seasons.

Final Results

All-Tournament Team
William White - Elizabeth City State
Brandon Jobe - Fayetteville State
Harry Standberry - Livingstone
Billy Britton - Chowan
Jared Chinn - Fayetteville State
Jordan Francis - Chowan
Stephen Washington - Livingstone

All-CIAA Team
Brandon Jobe - Fayetteville State
Phillip Harrison - Livingstone
Jordan Francis - Chowan
Jared Chinn - Fayetteville State
Billy Britton - Chowan
Harry Standberry - Livingstone
William White - Elizabeth City State
Curtis Vinson - Elizabeth City State
Lenoris Williams - Livingstone
Tyler Futrell - Elizabeth City State
Christopher Jackson - Fayetteville State

Player of the Year
Brandon Jobe - Fayetteville State