The University of Maryland Eastern Shore men’s golf team was able to grab third place in the Florida A&M Spring Invitational.
UMES hasn’t seen golf action since November of last year, where they secured a sixth place finish in the SSU Tiger Invitational.
Located at the hilly greens of Southwood Golf Club, UMES joined host Florida A&M, Savannah State and Morehouse in a big 36-hole endeavor. The Shore ended day one in third place shooting a combined 323 putting them at 35 strokes over par.
Day two featured stunning weather in Tallahassee with 76 degree weather and slow winds playing a minor factor. UMES had a tougher go in the second round posting a 329, good for 41 shots over par, and capping off a +76 for the tournament.
Bright spot for The Shore was junior Demarkis Cooper who received his third top 10 finish of the season. Cooper finished tied for eighth in the tournament shooting 13 over par.
Cooper also moved up in the record books for UMES reaching fifth place in most rounds played in school history and most events played in the program’s D-I history.
Freshman Young Lee and Junior Blair Waters also battled to top 15 finishes in the tournament. Lee edged Waters by just one stroke to grab the 13th overall spot, with Waters finishing right behind in the 14th spot.
Savannah State was the big winner at the tournament grabbing the first place spot, defeating FAMU by three strokes. Mahirdra Lutchman (FAMU) and Adam Walden (SSU) finished tied for first with three shots over par.
The Hawks next will head over to Dayton Beach, Florida on Thursday to compete in a two day event at Bethune-Cookman’s BCU Gary Freeman Spring Invitational.