Chowan Earns Repeat CIAA Golf Championship Crown

Glen Allen, VA - Chowan University overcame a No. 4 Round 1 finish to capture their second consecutive Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assocation (CIAA) Men's Golf Championship Title. The Hawks posted a two-day score of 631 for the second conference title in school history.

In the final round, the Hawks improved to a score of 306 after marking 325 strokes in Round 1. The two-time CIAA Champions held off the season favorite Virginia Union University by 5 strokes although the Panthers seemed to dominate the course. The runner-up Panthers posted a 636 while Livingstone College limited their score to 639 strokes for a third place finish.

 

2017 CIAA Golf Championship Final Standings

Fin. Team Round 1 Round 2 Total Par
1 Chowan 325 306 631 +55
2 Virginia Union 322 314 636 +60
3 Livingstone 325 314 639 +63
4 Fayetteville State 323 327 650 +74
T5 Johnson C. Smith 362 342 704 +128
T5 Virginia State 359 345 704 +128
7 Elizabeth City State 396 394 790 +214
8 Saint Augustine's 450 435 885 +309

 

Jordan Francis of Chowan was crowned Low Medalist of the championship event. His two-day score of 145 was only 1 stroke over par, earning a No. 2 CIAA golf season ranking with his 76.5 strokes/round average. On the All-Tournament team, Francis is joined by VUU's Joshua Mohun and Shaw University's Isaiah Shaw who both swung for a 153 score total. Livingstone's Philip Harrison earned a 154 while Allen Day of Virginia Union posted a stroke total of 155.

 

CIAA All-Tournament Golf Team

Fin. Player Team Round 1 Round 2 Total Par
1 Jordan Francis Chowan 74 71 145 +1
T2 Joshua Mohun Virginia Union 78 75 153 +9
T2 Isaiah Shaw Fayetteville State 80 74 154 +10
4 Philip Harrison Livingstone 80 74 154 +10
5 Allen Day Virginia Union 75 80 155 +11

 

Day's championship performance held him at the top of the CIAA rankings. The sophomore earned a 75.66 season average for CIAA Golfer of the Year and All-CIAA First Team honors. The All-CIAA First Team includes student-athletes with the Top 10 lowest averages throughout the entire golf season.

 

All-CIAA First Team

Fin. Name Team Season Average
1 Allen Day VUU 75.66
2 Jordan Francis CU 76.5
3 Philip Harrison LC 77
4 Billy Britton CU 77.33
5 Isaiah Shaw FSU 77.5
6 Stephen Washington LC 78.33
T7 Samuel Reid VSU 79.16
T7 Joshua Mohun VUU 79.16
9 DeJuan Powell JCSU 79.33
10 Tyler Futrell ECSU 79.66

 

CIAA Golfer of the Year

Allen Day VUU

 

The CIAA Women's Tennis and Women's and Men's Outdoor Track and Field Championships are next on the conference schedule. The championships, hosted at Bowie State University, will kick off on Thursday, April 20. For more championship information, visit www.theciaa.com.