April 20, 2013
CAMP LEE, VA – The Fayetteville State men’s golf team finished in fourth place at the 2013 CIAA Golf Championships after shooting a 322 on Friday afternoon at the par 72, 6411-yard The Cardinal Golf Club. The Broncos finished the two-day event with a team score of 648 (+72). Brandon Jobe (So., Fayetteville, NC) recorded his fifth top 10 finish of the season after tying for sixth place.
Fayetteville State improved its overall score on day two by four strokes after carding a first day mark of 326. The Broncos finished ten strokes behind third-place finisher Virginia Union (638, +62); Chowan placed second with a 628 (+52). Virginia State won the overall team competition following a second round score of 299; the Trojans finished the tournament with an 18-over par 594. Saint Augustine’s (663, +87) rounded up play in fifth place followed by Johnson C. Smith (676, +100) in sixth, Livingstone (741, +165) in seventh and Elizabeth City State (789, +213) in eighth.
Jobe was the highest finisher for Fayetteville State after turning in a 76 for the second straight round; he finished the tournament with an eight-over par 152. Jacob Barge (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) shot a 78 on Friday and ended with a total score of 154 (+10). Justin Smith (Fr., Lillington, NC) tied for 20th place as he shot an 81 in round two to end the event with a 165 (+21). Jake Bergman (So., Sanford, NC) and Antonio Mayo (So., Jacksonville, NC) rounded out individual play for FSU. Bergman tied for 30th place after carding a 177 (+33); he turned in a score of 87 in the second round. Mayo finished in 33rd place following a 96 in the second round to give him a total score of 190 (+46).
Virginia Union’s Mason Simpson, the CIAA Golfer of the Year, took home Individual Medalist honors after defeating Virginia State’s Aaron Bryant in a playoff. Simpson was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Bryant, Omari Howard of Virginia State, Lawrence McKenzie of Livingstone and Benjamin Shields of Virginia State.
The Broncos return to the links on May 11-13 when they travel to Port St. Lucie, FL for the PGA Minority Championships.