HBCU Round-Up: SWAC *Men’s Golf Recaps: Feb. 12-14

Courtesy Alabama State Sports Information

Men’s Golf Recaps: Feb. 12-14

Courtesy SWAC.org
Tue, February 14, 2017

James S. Liz Memorial Invitational

Alabama State

Texas Southern

Prairie View A&M

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Three Southwestern Athletic Conference schools competed in the James S. Liz Memorial Tournament, which concluded play on Feb. 14.  Alabama State finished in tied for eighth place with a team score of 54 over (906) for the event.   Texas Southern finished in 12th place with a team score of 85 over (937), and Prairie View A&M rounded out the team standings with a team score of 120 over (982).

For the individual standings, Quincy Smith and Patricio Minondo of Alabama State finished tied for eighth overall.  Smith fired rounds of 73, 72 and 73, to finish at 5 over, while Minondo shot rounds of 69, 72 and 77.  Both players finished at five over for the event.

David Baker Jr. of Prairie View A&M was the only other SWAC player to crack the top 30.  Baker Jr. finished the event in 27th place, after rounds of 76, 76 and 73 to finish the tournament at 12 over.

JSU Tiger Classic

Alcorn State

Arkansas Pine Bluff

Alabama A&M

JACKSON, Miss. – Alcorn State, after finishing with a team score of 14 over (590), won the five team field JSU Tiger Classic on Tuesday.

Arkansas Pine Bluff finished the event in fourth place with a team score of 236 over (814) and Alabama A&M rounded out the standings in fifth place.

Daniel Racioppa of Alcorn State finished tied for first in the individual standings. Racioppa fired rounds of 74 and 70 to finish at even par for the tournament.  Luther Thompson (4 over) and Spencer Rhodes (6 over) also finished inside the top five for the Braves, coming in at fourth and fifth respectively.

Bake Hampton (13 over) and James Watson (26 over) of Alabama A&M finished tied for 11th and 13th in the individual standings. Grant Cation of Arkansas Pine Bluff finished the event in 14th place (28 over), rounding out SWAC representation in the top 15.