LELAND (March 12, 2018) – The North Carolina A&T men's golf team finished 12th Monday after the final day of the Cape Fear National Intercollegiate Tournament at the par-72, 6,850-yard Cape Fear National Men's golf course.
The Aggies shot a 39-over, 327 on the final day and they were plus-118 for the tournament. UT Arlington won the event by 30 strokes as they shot an impressive 6-under 858. Jacksonville State (plus-24), South Carolina Beaufort (plus-27), Appalachian State (plus-34) and Robert Morris (plus-40) rounded out the top-5.
The Aggies finished in between two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference schools as N.C. Central finished 11th and Hampton placed 13th. Virginia Commonwealth's Sachin Kumar won the event at 3-under firing off a third-round 69.
Senior Luis Acevedo led the Aggies by shooting a 19-over 235 to finish tied for 46th place. Freshman Cody Lisner was 24-over, coming in tied for 56th. The Aggies carded 12 birdies for the tournament led by Cody Lisner who had six over the three-round, 54-hole event.
Acevedo was birdie-less in his first round but only bogeyed two holes to finish his first nine 2-over. He double bogeyed the par-4, 427-yard 13th to have a tougher time on the back nine as he finished the first day 6-over. Acevedo tied Cameron Bryant for the best nine-hole outing on the first day as he birdied the par-4, 397-yard 10th to lead him to a plus-2 back nine. He was 8-over on the day.
Lisner tied Acevedo for the best round of the day. His day included three birdies. Two of those came on the back nine as he too birdied the 10th as well as the par-4, 387-yard 12th. Lisner was plus-6 on the first day.
The second round was also played on Day 1. Acevedo recovered from a first nine that included a triple bogey, a double bogey and two bogeys for a plus-7. His second nine was much better. He came to the 17th 2-under after a birdie on the par-5, 11th and another on the par-4, 403 16th. But he bogeyed 17 and parred 18 to finish the second at 1-under.
Lisner's first nine of the second was interesting. He did not par a hole as he recorded three double bogeys, four bogeys and two birdies for a front-9, 44. On the second nine, he parred every hole accept two to finish at 2-over on the second nine and 10-over for the day. Bryant had a solid start to his second round, parring the first five holes before he went bogey, bogey, double bogey on six, seven and eight. He parred the par-3, 173-yard ninth to finish the front nine at 4-over.
The back nine proved rough for everyone in the third round. Acevedo shot an even-par 36 with a help from a birdie on the ninth hole before shooting a 43 on the back nine. Lisner birdied the par-5, 512-yard second to finish plus-2 on the front nine before shooting 6-over on the back.
The Aggies do not return to action until late April when they will play in the MEAC Invitational, April 26-27.