Florida A&M golf finished 17th in the Seminole Intercollegiate on Sunday and finished 8th in the Don Benbow Invitational on Tuesday.
FAMU faced tough competition in the Seminole Intercollegiate at Southwood Golf Club. The tournament included 49th ranked Florida State, 31st ranked North Texas, and 17th ranked Arkansas. The rankings are based on the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings that include 301 teams.
The Rattlers finished the first day of the Seminole Intercollegiate with a score of 328. They improved later in the tournament with a score of 301 on the second day and a score of 292 on the third day.
Coach Marvin Green believes that the team represented themselves well by improving their play as the tournament went on.
“It really showed that the guys are resilient,” Green said.
FAMU finished the Seminole Intercollegiate with a total score of 921. Junior Shephard Archie III led the team with a total score of 218. Archie tied for 21st individually.
The Rattlers started play in the Don Benbow Invitational at Jacksonville Beach Golf Club the next day. FAMU did not participate in the practice round of the tournament due to the Seminole Intercollegiate.
Freshman Randon Holt performed well despite never seeing the course. Holt finished the tournament tied for eighth with a score of 146.
The lack of practice on the course affected the team’s performance.
“The greens were running really fast and smooth at Southwood but they were a little bit slower at Jacksonville,” Green said.
FAMU finished the first day of the tournament with a score of 307. The team finished the second day with a score of 304 which gave FAMU a total score of 611 in the tournament. Florida A&M finished 3 strokes behind the fifth place finisher, Wisconsin-Green Bay.
FAMU will host a tournament Saturday, March 19 through Sunday, March 20 at Southwood Golf Club in Tallahassee. The tournament features 7 teams from Historically Black Colleges and Universities including Bethune-Cookman and Tennessee State.
The tournament will start at 11:00 a.m. March 19. The final day of the tournament begins at 8:00 a.m. March 20.