VUU golf team recognized for GPA
Fred Jeter | 8/13/2020, 6 p.m.
Virginia Union University golfers are posting low scores on the links and high scores in the classroom.
The fall golf season has been postponed because of the pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the Panthers are asleep in the hammock.
In the private sector, rising junior Travon Willis finished sec- ond last month in the Bud Kivett Memorial Championship in High Point, N.C.
A physics/engineering major from Indian Hills, N.C., Willis shot a 36-hole 134, two strokes behind Connor Sock.
Also last month, incoming freshman Joey Graham won the junior division of the Southern Maryland Amateur Golf Tournament at Breton Bay Golf and Country Club in Leonardtown, Md.
Graham, from DeMatha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, Md., prevailed with rounds of 74-75.
From a team standpoint, Coach E. Lee Coble’s squad received the President’s Special Academic Recognition from the Golf Coaches Association of America.
VUU is one of 15 NCAA Division II teams recognized as having a 3.5 GPA or higher. VUU’s team finished with a 3.57 combined GPA.