Glen Allen, VA (April 13, 2017) - Virginia Union University, Northern and Southern Division Tournament Champions, scored a 322 (+34) in Round 1 of the 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Golf Championship, holding off Fayetteville State University by one stroke on Thursday April 13.
No. 2 Allan Day and No. 3 Joshua Mohun posted team-lows for the host Panthers, 75 (+3) and 78 (+6) while teammate Bart Kaminski finished ranked 8th with a stroke of 81 (+9) to secure VUU's early lead.
The Broncos of Fayetteville State came from a fourth place regular season ranking to score 323 (+35) during the team's first day at The Crossings Golf Club in Glen Allen, Virginia. FSU finished 3 student-athletes in the Top 5 with No. 4 Adam Capps (79, +7) and tied at No. 5 Isaiah Shaw (80, +8) and Christian Villanueva (80 +8).
|6||Johnson C. Smith||362||+74|
|7||Elizabeth City State||396||+108|
The defending champion Chowan University finished tied at third with Livingstone College, 325 (+37). Virginia State University finished 5th with a 359 (+71) stroke, followed by Johnson C. Smith University (362, +74), Elizabeth City State University (396, +108), Saint Augustine's University (450, +162).
Jordan Francis, Chowan University senior from Boykins, Virginia, led all golfers scoring a Round 1 individual low of 74 strokes. Francis' finish marked him only two strokes above par. Also in the Top 5 is the 2016 Golf Championship low-medalist Phillip Harrison of Livingstone (80, +8)
The final round of the two-day tournament begins Friday, April 14 at The Crossings Golf Club with tee-off at 9:00 a.m. Admission is free and open to the public.
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