The Savannah State men’s golf team tied for eighth place in the 2014 Don Benbow Invitational in Jacksonville, Florida on Tuesday, while the women’s golf team closed out the tournament with an 11th place finish.
The Tigers tied with host school Butler University with a two-round team score of 626 (311, 315). Brandon Neals and Travis Roe led SSU with a two-round score of 153 each.
Neals opened with an 81, and improved in the second round with a 72. Roe shot 79 to open and 74 to close out the tournament. Scott Rogers shot a 158 (72, 86), followed by Joseph Barrows (164), and Caleb Simmons
University of Evansville won the overall men’s tournament with a team score of 581. Florida Atlantic (584) finished second, followed by Cleveland State (591), Drake University (595), Indiana University-Purdue University (599), Western Illinois (609) and Bradley University (612).
The 71-par, 6,536- yard tournament was played at the Jacksonville Beach Golf Club.
The Lady Tigers shot a two-round team score of 772 for the tournament. Courtney Newton led the Lady Tigers with a 184 (94, 90). Jocelyn Williams closed out the invite with a 195, followed by Michelle Gifford (198), Candace Lewis (201) and Abigale Drew (203).
Newberry College won the women’s side with a team score of 649, followed by Cleveland State (650), Alabama State (655), IUPUI (659), and host Butler University (667).
Savannah State will stay in Jacksonville this week for the Bulldog Invitational, also hosted by Butler University. They will play in two more invites before hosting the first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) tournament ever at Crosswinds Golf Club in Savannah, Ga on April 24.