Oct. 6, 2012
ATLANTA, GA – The Fayetteville State men’s golf team opened their 2012 fall season with a second place finish in Division II play at the Black College Hall of Fame Tournament; held at Brown’s Mill Golf Course in Atlanta, Ga. A total of 17 teams participated in the two-day event, with play being divided into Division I and Division II groups. Jacob Barge (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) was the Low Medalist for the Division II participants as he carded a three-under 141.
“It was our first tournament of the season, and I thought we did reasonably well,” said head coach Raymond McDougal. “Overall, as a team, we did ok. We will look to get better as the season goes along.”
Fayetteville State finished second among seven Division II participants, and eighth among all 17 schools. Alabama State captured the overall victory after shooting a team score of 556 (278, 278) on the 6,539 yard 72 par course. Talladega College won the Division II pool with a two-round score of 601 (299, 302). Paine College finished third behind the Broncos and was followed by Benedict, Morehouse, Saint Augustine’s and Johnson C. Smith.
Barge, who represented the Broncos last season at the NCAA National Championships, finished eighth overall with a two-under par 70 and a one-under 71. Spencer Goodnough (Fr., Fayetteville, NC), playing in his first collegiate event, finished tied for 18th overall with a three-over-par 147 (72, 75). The 2012 CIAA Player of the Year Brandon Jobe (So., Fayetteville, NC) tied for 26th with a score of 150 (77, 73). Michael Wallace (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) and Justin Smith (Fr., Lillington, NC) rounded out the competition for Fayetteville State. Wallace finished tied for 72nd and carded a score of 166 (83, 83), while Smith tied for 80th place after recording a 171 (84, 87).
The Broncos will return to the course Oct. 14-16 as they travel to Petersburg, VA to participate in the Virginia State Fall Classic.