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|
|T5||Johnson C. Smith||362||342||704||+128|
|7||Elizabeth City State||396||394||790||+214|
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|
|T2||Joshua Mohun||Virginia Union||78||75||153||+9|
|T2||Isaiah Shaw||Fayetteville State||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
CIAA Golfer of the Year
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.