Golf Wins Season Opener at VSU Spring Classic

by Panthers Sports Information Department

3/16/2018 | Men's Golf

Virginia Union University's golf team came from behind to capture the Virginia State University Trojan Spring Classic on March 14-15 in Petersburg, Va.

The Virginia State University Trojan Spring Classic was contested at the Dogwood Trace Golf Club Wednesday and Thursday, March 14-15 in Petersburg, Va. Dogwood Trace Golf Course is a Par 72, 6, 605 yards layout proved to be a great test over the two day tournament with 25 to 30 miles per hours wind gust and snow showers on Day 1. 

Day 2 was a little warmer the winds were still a major factor. 

There were a total of five teams competing: four D-II Schools, Chowan University, Fayetteville State University, Virginia State University and Virginia Union University; one D-III School Southern Virginia University. 

Chowan University led all team scoring on Day 1 with a team score of 318. On Day 2 VUU made up a six-shot deficit and went on to win by seven strokes with a two-day team score of 638 (324/314). 

VUU team scoring was led by Paul Meints with a with two day total of 154 (78/76), followed by Sergio Escalante 160 (77/83), Robel Woldagabriel 161 (84/77), and Allan Day 164 (85/79). Meints and Escalante were also members of the All-Tournament Team.

"This was our 2018 Spring Season Opener and I couldn't have been more proud of the way the guys fought back through terrible playing condition to pull off a hard fought win. They never quit", said VUU Head Golf Coach E. Lee Coble.

2018 VSU Trojan Spring Classic Golf Tournament
Final Tournament Results
Team Finishes Day 1 Day 2 Total
1st Place - Virginia Union University 324 314 638 
2nd Place - Chowan University 318 327 645
3rd Place - Fayetteville State University 347 347 694
4th Place - Southern Virginia University 362 343 705
5th Place - Virginia State University 427 409 836

All-Tournament Team Score
Isiah Shaw - Fayetteville State University 153 (75/78)
Paul Meints - Virginia Union University 154 (78/76)
Tyler Pittman - Chowan University 158 (78/80)
Sergio Escalante - Virginia Union University 160 (77/83)
Cameron Speyer - Southern University of VA 160 (80/80)