Tigers Finish Fourth in SSU Tiger Fall Invitational

In the annual SSU Tiger Fall Invitational, the Savannah State men’s golf team finished in fourth place with a two-round team score of 610 (312, 298) Sunday afternoon at Crosswinds Golf Club in Pooler, Ga.

Leading the Tigers was Travis Roe who finished in 14th with a 150 (78, 72), followed by Ryan Lassiter who tied for 16th with a 151 (77, 74). Scott Rogers finished in 19th with a 152 (75, 77). Brandon Neals shot a 157 (82, 75), while Caleb Simmons finished with a 160 (82, 78).

Playing individual of the team, SSU’s William Proulx shot a 150 (74, 76), while Craig Jarrell shot a 159 (80, 79). Mitch Johnson shot a 163 (80, 83). Rounding out the Tigers was Jeremy Porcha (170), and Devonta Streetman (171).

Bethune-Cookman won the Division I title with a team score of 578 (293, 285), while Armstrong Atlantic State University won the Division II title with a team score of 578 (282, 296).

Alabama State finished in second with a 584. Virginia State finished tied with Maryland Eastern Shore for fifth, each team shooting a 652. Benedict College finished seventh with a 653, followed by Louisburg Community College in eighth with a 660.

In ninth was North Carolina Central (663), followed by Saint Augustine’s (682), Hampton University (684), Morehouse College (687), and Edward Waters College (726).

For the individual title, Shad Tuten of Armstrong Atlantic was forced into a playoff with Bethune- Cookman’s Jamichael Jones who both finished the tournament with a 142. Tuten won the playoff and medalist honors.

Tuten, Jones, Armstrong Atlantic’s Jared Wagenaar, Alabama State’s Francis Berthiaume and Jose Rodriguez were named to the all-tournament men’s team.

On the women’s side, Armstrong Atlantic took top honors with a two-round team score of 621 (303, 318), followed by Hampton University, who shot a 675 (338, 337). The Lady Tigers rounded out the women with a two-day team score of 777 (406, 371).

Michelle Gifford led the Lady Tigers with a 189 (99, 90), followed by Jocelyn Williams (189), Ebony Day (197), Bianca Anderson (210), and Courtney Newton (213).

Armstrong Atlantic’s Jenna Birch Kiley Mettler, Kristen Sammarco, and Jessica Tomberlin were named to the all-tournament women’s team.

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