TSU Golf: Men first, women second at Alabama A&M Classic
Thursday, April 1, 2010

Scottsboro, Ala. The Tennessee State University men's golf team took first and the women finished second to end their play at the Alabama A&M Spring Classic on Tuesday (3/30).

The men's squad captured their second tournament title of the season shooting 25-over-par from total rounds of 304 and 297 for an overall score of 601.

After winning the tourney last year, the women settled for second place shooting rounds of 362 and 358 for a stroke count of 720 on a par 576 course. Hampton picked up the win shooting 615 overall from rounds of 314 and 301.

Jamie Pierce, Marie Black, Katelyn Dingeman, Ryan Smith, Chris Seibel, Richard Gill, and Cameron Scitern were named to the all-tournament team finishing in the top ten in the individual rankings.

For the men, at the end of the final round, a playoff ensued between TSU's Smith and Seibel, Earl Cooper (Morehouse) and Dominique Worthen (Savannah State).

On the first playoff hole, Seibel and Worthern finished with a bogey and were eliminated. Smith and Cooper both scored par and advanced to the second playoff hole. Cooper shot a bogey and Smith again hit par to claim the title.

 Smith captured his first career tournament title finishing 3-over-par at147. He shot 76 (4-over-par) in the first round and followed in the second shooting a birdie (1-under-par) to finish the final round at 71.

Seibel also finished at 147 from rounds of 73 and 74 and finished with a tree-way draw for second. Richard Gill followed at seventh-place shooting 153 and Cameron Scitern fell in at ninth shooting 155. Chris McKay rounded out the team scoring for 16th overall shooting 159.

As for the women, Pierce led TSU in the final standings shooting a 161 (17-over-par) Black and Dingeman followed with both players notching a final count at 181.

The men's team will look to continue their momentum when they host the TSU Big Blue Intercollegiate at the King's Creek Golf Course in Springhill, Tenn. The tournament is scheduled for April 4-6 with practice rounds scheduled for Sunday (4/4) at 1 p.m. On Monday (4/5) the tourney will officially begin at 8 a.m. with a shotgun start.

The women will head back to Alabama when they play in the Huntingdon Hawk Spring Invitational in Prattville. The invite is slated for April 11-13.