SAVANNAH, Ga. – Junior Cody Lisner moved up six spots from his first-day scores by shooting a score in the red as the North Carolina A&T men’s golf team finished fourth at the 2019 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Championships played at the 6,750-yard, par-72 Crosswinds Golf Club Monday and Tuesday.
Augusta won the MEAC title as they had four golfers finish in the top-5. Augusta shot a 22-under 842 over the three-round championship. Bethune-Cookman finished second with an even-par- 864 while Savannah State had a third-place finish at 31-over 895.
The Aggies shot 58-over 922 including a final round 17-over 305 on Tuesday. Maryland Eastern Shore was fifth and N.C. Central was sixth. All six teams played two rounds on Monday and one final round on Tuesday.
Lisner shot a 1-under 71 to move from 21st place on Monday to move into the top-15 to finish in 15th place for the tournament. Lisner was blazing on the front nine on Tuesday. He birdied three holes and recorded no bogeys on the front nine to shoot 3-under after going into the clubhouse.
All three of Lisner’s birdies impressively came on par 4’s as he scored in the red on the 407-yard No. 2, the 442-yard No. 5 and the 325-yard No. 7. Lisner got to minus-4 after he birdied the 499-yard, par-5, No. 10.
He gave two shots back by bogeying the par-3 11th and the par-5 12th. He dropped back to even par after bogeying No. 15 and No. 16 before birdieing the 372-yard, par-4 No. 17. Before Tuesday’s outstanding showing, Lisner had carded just one birdie over the first two rounds of the MEAC championships.
Three other Aggies finished in the top-20 including freshmen Xavier Williams and Diego Gonzalez and sophomore Edward Trent.
Williams shot a 78 on the final day after shooting 76 in each of the first two rounds as he finished 18th at 14-over 230. Williams recorded just one birdie during the final round, the par-5 No. 10. He posted three birdies during the second round including the par-3, 211-yard No. 8.
Gonzalez finished 19th by shooting a 16-over 232. Gonzalez remained in the top-20 thanks to a back nine on Tuesday that included eight pars and one bogey. Gonzalez did birdie five holes in the second round on Monday to shoot 74.
Trent closed out the Aggies scoring by finishing tied for 20th. His final round included a triple bogey, but it also included three birdies as he became another Aggie to birdie No. 10. Trent shot a 77 in each of the first two rounds before shooting 79 on Tuesday.
N.C. A&T’s final tournament of the season will be in Port St. Lucie, Fla., as the Aggies will compete in the PGA Minority Championships, May 10-12.