VUU Golf Ends Fall Season with a Win at ECSU

Jim Junot
VUU Sports Information


The Elizabeth City State University 2015 Fall Viking Tee-Off Golf Tournament was contested at The Sleepy Hole Golf Course on Sunday, November 1st in Suffolk, VA. Sleepy Hole Golf Course is an 18-hole, par 72, 7,000 yard championship course. The course features gently rolling fairways dotted with stands of mature trees. Several water hazards and deep bunkers that adds to the challenge, which presented a true test for each golfer. There were three teams competing, Elizabeth City State University (tournament host), Virginia State University and Virginia Union University.

VUU won the 2015 ECSU Fall Tee-Off 14 strokes ahead of ECSU. Tournament scoring was led by VUU's Paul Meints with the best round of the day , a one-over-par 73, next was Landon Isaacs with a 74, Sergio Escalante 75, Brandon Bailey with an 83 and followed by Ricardo Andrews with a score of 93, (5 play 4 lowest scores count).

The VUU Fall Golf Season was notable for several reasons. VUU was able to compete at the team level because we have enough NCAA qualified golfers for team play.

VUU played in the 2015 Virginia State Golf Association Intercollegiate State Championship with a 10th Place finish, making VUU the first HBCU to compete in the 67 years tournament history. VUU's own CIE Roundup and Fall Invitational Tournament with VUU placing first in each of the One-Day Tournaments. VUU finished 3rd in the CIAA D2 Division at the VSU Trojan Fall Golf Classic. VUU concluded its Fall Season by winning the 2015 ECSU Viking Fall Tee-Off Golf Tournament.

"I continue to be encouraged with a very young team and with the leadership of senior Brandon Bailey, the team is ready and poised for a very strong 2016 Spring Golf Season," said VUU Head Golf Coach E. Lee Coble.

ECSU 2015 Viking Tee-Off Golf Tournament Results

Schools Team Score
1st Place - Virginia Union University 305
2nd Place - Elizabeth City State University 319
3rd Place - Virginia State University 400

Individual Scoring
1st Place - Paul Meints - VUU 73
2nd Place - Landon Isaacs - VUU 74
T-3rd Place - Sergio Escalante - VUU 75
T-3th Place - Tyler Futrell - ECSU 75
5th Place - Curtis Vinson - ECSU 76
6th Place - Isaiah Belton - VSU 78
7th Place - Taylor Guarracino - ECSU 80
8th Place - Brandon Bailey - VUU 83
9th Place - Matthew Alexander - VSU 87
10th Place - William Fallon - ECSU 88
11th Place - Ricardo Andrews - VUU 93
12th Place - Daniel Nobles - ECSU 96
13th Place - Nicolas Williams - VSU 112
14th Place - Donal Hamilton - VSU 123
15th Place - Chris Allen - VSU 128