April 18, 2013
FORT LEE, VA -- The first day of competition is in the books, and Virginia State University leads the pack after the first 18 holes of competition at The Cardinal Golf Club in Fort Lee, VA.
Virginia State finished the day with a 7-over 295, while Virginia Union is in second with a 23-over 311 and Chowan is in third with a 25-over 313 total. Defending champion, Fayetteville State came in with a 38-over 326 to sit in fourth with St. Augustine's University in fifth place with a 43-over 331. Rounding out the scoring after day one is Johnson C. Smith 54-over 342 for sixth place; Livingstone is at 81-over 369 for seventh place and Elizabeth City State is in eighth place with a 116-over 404.
Virginia State's Aaron Bryant is leading individual scoring, as he shot a blistering 1-under 71, while Virginia Union's Julian Bowers is sitting in a close second with an even par 72. There is a five way tie for third place with VSU's Omari Howard and Rashad Hunt, VUU's Taylor Nelson and Mason Simpson and Chowan's JR Spears, who all shot a 2-over 74. Livingstone's Lawrence McKenzie and Alex Stewart, along with JCSU's Brencis Stanford are all knotted at eighth place with 3-over 75's.
The final round will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday from The Cardinal Golf Club at Fort Lee, and an exciting finish to the 2013 CIAA Golf Championships is expected.
Day One Team Scores, Totals, Par
1. Virginia State, 295, +7
2. Virginia Union, 311, +23
3. Chowan, 313, +25
4. Fayetteville State, 326, +38
5. Saint Augustine's, 331, +43
6. Johnson C. Smith, 342, +54
7. Livingstone, 369, +81
8. Elizabeth City State, 404, +116
Top 25 Individual Scores
Rank Player, Team, Total, Par
1. BRYANT,Aaron. Virginia State, 71, -1
2. BOWERS,Julian, Virginia Union, 72, E
t3. HOWARD,Omari, Virginia State, 74, +2
t3. HUNT,Rashad, Virginia State, 74, +2
t3. NELSON,Taylor, Virginia Union, 74, +2
t3. SIMPSON,Mason, Virginia Union, 74, +2
t3. SPEARS, JR, Chowan, 74, +2
t8. MCKENZIE,Lawrence, Livingstone, 75, +3
t8. STANFORD,Brencis, Johnson C. Smith, 75, +3
t8. STEWART,Alex, Livingstone, 75, +3
t11. Barge, Jacob, Fayetteville State, 76, +4
t11. Bryant, Josh, Chowan, 76, +4
t11. Jobe, Brandon, Fayetteville State, 76, +4
t11. KENNON, Brad, Chowan, 76, +4
t11. SMITH,Zac, Virginia State, 76, +4
16. CLARY,Adam, Virginia State, 77, +5
17. CEYROLLES,Paolo, Saint Augustine's, 78, +6
18. SHIELDS,Benjamin, Virginia State, 79, +7
t19. JACKSON,Chris, Saint Augustine's, 81, +9
t19. MASON JR., R. Calvin, Johnson C. Smith, 81, +9
21. GARDNER,Michael, Saint Augustine's, 83, +11
22. Smith, Justin, Fayetteville State, 84, +12
23. DILLE, Martin, Chowan, 85, +13
24. BAKER, Ryan, Chowan, 86, +14
t25. VINSON,Curtis, Elizabeth City State, 87, +15
t25. WILSON,Sean, Chowan, 87, +15
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