MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.– A University of Maryland Eastern Shore golf student-athlete shattered a program record at the Myrtle Beach Invitational on Monday.
Senior Michael Veverka, of Brunswick, Md., shot a three-under-par score of 69 to record the lowest single round total in the history of UMES golf. His effort in the first round of the invitational helped the Hawks hit seventh-place wit ha a total score of 305. The team total in the round is also the second lowest in program history.
Veverka is tied with Appalachian State's Casey Komline for first-place. His performance was backed up by sophomore Jon Seward, of Ft. Washington, Md., who shot a three-over-par score of 75 to finish in 30th place.
Freshman Norman Blanco, of New Orleans, La., was the third golfer for the Hawks and he shot a six-over-par score of 78. He sits at 40th place and is four spots higher than senior Paul Cecil, of Severn, Md., who shot an 83 to stand in 44th place.
Appalachian State led the tournament with a score of 285. Presbyterian is second with 287, while High Point is third with 290.
The Hawks will continue Tuesday at the par-72, Myrtle Beach National. Cecil will tee off first for the men, followed by Blanco.