Livingstone golfers lead after CIAA first round
Published 9:59 pm Thursday, April 19, 2018
NEW KENT, Va. — Livingstone grabbed the first round lead at the CIAA Golf Championship at The Club at Viniterra here Thursday.
Livingstone carded a 317, four shots better than second-place Virginia Union (321). Elizabeth City State follows at 331, while Fayetteville State (334), Saint Augustine’s (336), Johnson C. Smith (340), Chowan (341) and Virginia State (375) round out the field.
The Blue Bears’ Philip Harrison, who fired a first-round 76, is just two strokes back of individual leader Isaiah Shaw of Fayetteville State, who shot a 2-over par 74.
Shaw, who started off on the course’s back 9 holes, made the turn at even-par 36. Shaw and the other golfers faced the challenge of increasing wind speeds as the day wore on.
Livingstone’s Alex Stewart is in sixth place after shooting a 78. Also playing well for the Blue Bears were DeAngelo Stowe (81), Michael Sutton (82) and Lenorris Williams (83).
“Our guys played okay in spurts,” said Livingstone head coach Andre Springs. “We know what to do tomorrow (Friday), and we will continue to prepare for battle.”
The championship tournament concludes today with players teeing off at 9 a.m.
Virginia Union 321
Elizabeth City St. 331
Fayetteville St. 334
St. Augustine’s 336
Johnson C. Smith 340
Virginia State 375
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 15)
Isaiah Shaw, Fay. State 74
Tyler Futrell, Eliz. City St . 75
Paul Meints, Va. Union 76
Sam Cudjoe St. Aug’s 76
Phillip Harrison, Livingstone 76
Alex Stewart, Livingstone 78
Robel Woldagabriel, Va. U 78
DeJuan Powell, J.C. Smith 79
Christian Fleetwood, CU 79
Allan Day, Va. Union 81
DeAngelo Stowe, Livings. 81
J.T. Moore, St. Aug’s 82
Michael Sutton, Livings. 82
Lenorris Williams, Livings. 83
Donald Thaxton, Chowan 83