Albany State Captures Repeat 2018 SIAC Golf Championship Title

Peachtree City, Ga, April 18, 2018 – Albany State University defended their championship title in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Championship on Wednesday at the Flat Creek Golf Course, finishing the three-day event at the top of the field with a score of 987.

The Golden Rams earned the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Men’s Golf Championships. The regional tournament is scheduled for May 8-9th.

Tyler Hanson, all-tournament MVP, was the 11-hole leader and took home the individual title after shooting a 1-over 73 on Tuesday. The Albany native was the only golfer on the field to shoot in the 70s in all three rounds.

The All-Tournament Team consisted of one player from six of the seven institutions that were represented on the leaderboard.

Kentucky State’s Joseph White finished second with 237 trailing Hanson by 11.  LeMoyne-Owen’s Karim Muhammad, the 11-hole leader, finished third in the overall field with 238.

Tommy Swearinger of Morehouse fired 81 today after finishing with 80 in the first two rounds to finish with 241.

Benedict’s Sam Smith secured his fifth place finish after shooting 6-over 78. Timothy Simpson of Miles College rounded out the all-tournament team selections in sixth place after placing eight in the first round.

Gary Hilton was named Outstanding Coach of the Tournament after leading Albany State to a repeating SIAC Golf Championship title.

Behind Albany State, Miles College finished second in team standings with 1000, while Benedict finished third with 48-over 1005 and Morehouse captured fourth with 1030.

Kentucky State (1051), LeMoyne-Owen (1056), and Paine (1236) rounded out the seven-team field.

All-Tournament Team
Joseph White, Kentucky State
Karim Muhammad, LeMoyne-Owen
Tommy Swearinger, Morehouse
Sam Smith, Benedict
Timothy Simpson, Miles

Outstanding Coach of the Tournament: Gary Hilton, Albany State
Tournament MVP: Tyler Hanson, Albany State


start team scoring all rounds total
to par thru today 1 2 3
1 1 Albany State University  +114 F +41 320 329 329 978
2 2 Miles College +136 F +45 335 332 333 1000
3 3 Benedict College +141 F +48 329 340 336 1005
4 4 Morehouse College +166 F +61 339 342 349 1030
5 6 Kentucky State U. +187 F +53 367 343 341 1051
6 5 LeMoyne-Owen College +192 F +68 361 339 356 1056
7 7 Paine College +372 F +123 421 404 411 1236

About Tyler Williams

I am a senior, Mass Media Arts major with a concentration in Radio, Television, and Film at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, GA. I plan to pursue a graduate degree following my undergraduate experience where I am interested in studying Sports Management. I am also exploring the field of communications in order to fuse my passion for creativity with my undying love for sports. I stay involved on-campus as I maintain being a full time Division II student-athlete with being active in organizations and activities such as Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., "The Panther" Student Newspaper, etc. Career interests are in fields such as sports management, broadcast journalism, public relations, and strategic communications.

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