October 2018, Sports

Falcon golfers take third place in HBCU tournament

RALEIGH, N.C. (Sept. 30) – Saint Augustine’s University overcame a slow start to finish third among Division II teams in the HBCU College Golf Invitational in Newnan, Ga., over the weekend.

The Falcons moved up two spots from fifth after shooting a second-day score of 322 on Saturday, Sept. 29. They finished the tournament with a two-day score of 661 on the par 72, 6,954-yard Summer Grove Golf Course.

Miles College won the HBCU Invitational with a 607 score followed by Livingstone College with a 628 score. Johnson C. Smith University was fourth with a 666, Lemoyne-Owen College placed fifth with a 669, Paine College finished sixth with a 745 and Morehouse College was seventh with a 751.

Four Falcons placed among the top 20 in the individual standings. Jaylon Lynn (So./Garner, NC) finished 11th (160) and defending champion Sam Cudjoe (So./Bethel, Trinidad & Tobago) tied for 14th (164). James Thomas Moore (Jr./Fairfax, VA) tied for 18th (167) and Daryel Morris (So./Cartersville, GA) tied for 20th (170).

The trio of Lynn, Cudjoe and Moore each shot under 80 on the second day. Lynn led the way with a 77 followed by Moore with a 78 and Cudjoe with a 79.

Timothy Simpson of Miles shot a two-day score of 145 to win the tournament. Tyler Simmons of Miles placed second (149) and Chandler Holcomb of Miles was third (152).

Go to golfstat.com to see the entire results.

Head Coach Julius Wells says the Falcons will likely play in two more tournaments in the fall. Go to saintaugfalcons.com for schedule updates.