Paine College Wins 2012 SIAC Golf Classic

Posted by ncarter | 04/25/2012 04:50 AM

Augusta, GA— The Paine College Lions won the 2012 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Classic after a strong finish in the final round on Tuesday at the Jones Creek Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia.

Down three strokes to defending champion Morehouse College coming into today, the Lions shot a team score of 340 for a two-day total of 678 to capture the title. Leading the way for Paine were freshmen Carlos Solis and Victor Tapia, who shot the two best scores of the tournament at 155 and 156 respectively. For his efforts, Solis was named SIAC Player of the Year, SIAC Freshman of the Year, and Tournament MVP as well as being named, along with teammate Tapia, to the All-SIAC first team and the All-Tournament team.

Finishing second with a team score of 683 was Benedict College. The Tigers shot a team-low score of 335 in the final round to secure a second place finish. Jordan Buchanan led the way for Benedict with a two-day score of 166 and was named to the All-SIAC first team as well as the All-Tournament team after finishing in the top five. Tiger trio Anthony Wik, Eddie Smith III, and Kelly Willis also finished in the top 10 at the classic to earn All-SIAC second team honors.

First round leader Morehouse College took home third place at this year’s classic after shooting a 355 in the final round to finish with a team score of 690. The Maroon Tigers were led by Bryan McElderry, who shot a 159 to earn All-SIAC first team and All-Tournament team honors, and Justin McElderry, who shot a 174 and was named to the All-SIAC second team.

Other top ten finishers include Patrick Mobley of Paine College (175, 7th) and George Dundon of Kentucky State University (176, t-8).

 

2012 SIAC Golf All-Conference Team

 

First Team

Carlos Solis, Paine College

Victor Tapia, Paine College

Bryan McElderry, Morehouse College

Jordan Buchanan, Benedict College

Eddie Smith III, Benedict College

 

Second Team

Justin McElderry, Morehouse College

Patrick Mobley, Paine College

Anthony Wik, Benedict College

George Dundon, Kentucky State University

Kelly Willis, Benedict College

 

Player of the Year: Carlos Solis, Paine College

Freshman of the Year: Carlos Solis, Paine College

Coach of the Year: Herman Belton, Paine College

 

All-Tournament Team

Carlos Solis, Paine College (155)

Victor Tapia, Paine College (156)

Bryan McElderry, Morehouse College (159)

Jordan Buchanan, Benedict College (166)

Eddie Smith III, Benedict College (168)

 

Tournament MVP: Carlos Solis, Paine College

2012 Champions: Paine College

Runner-Up: Benedict College

Third Place: Morehouse College

 

2012 SIAC Golf All-Academic Team

Anthony Wik,Junior Business Administration from Benedict College (GPA 3.58)  

Jordan Scott, Sophomore Sports Management major from Benedict College (GPA 3.13)

Jordan Buchanan,Sophomore Social Work major from Benedict College (GPA 3.33)

Malcolm Parrish,Junior Business Administration major from Morehouse College (GPA 3.95 )     

Bruce Cousin, Sophomore Physics major from Morehous College (GPA 3.26)

 

All-Academic Team Award: Morehouse College, 3.40

 

Final Team Scores

1.Paine College (678)

2.Benedict College (683)

3.Morehouse College (690)

4.Kentucky State University (726)

5.LeMoyne-Owen College (784)

 

Final Individual Scores

1.Carlos Solis (PC) 155

2.Victor Tapia (PC) 156

3.Bryan McElderry (MHC) 159

4.Jordan Buchanan (BC) 166

5.Eddie Smith III (BC) 168

6.Justin McElderry (MHC)174

7.Patrick Mobley (PC) 175

t-8. Anthony Wik (BC) 176
t-8. George Dundon (KSU) 176
10.  Kelly Willis (BC) 177

t-11. Robert Johnson (BC) 178

t-11. Alexander Atkinson (MHC) 178

13. Clifton Jordan (MHC) 179

14.  Ralph Godbee (PC) 182

15. Rashawn Johnson (KSU) 184

16. Justin Tate (LOC) 185

17. Julian Jeter Davis (KSU) 187

18.  Josh Jackson (KSU) 188

19.  Daniel Neely (KSU) 192

20. Herman Boddy (LOC) 194

21.  Brandon Henderson (LOC) 203

22. Tracy Wood (LOC) 212

23. Keith Godbee (PC) 213