ATLANTA, Ga. (Sept. 29) – The Florida A&M Rattler golf team captured first place in the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Golf Tournament this weekend at Brown Mill Golf Course in Atlanta, Ga.
The win did not come easy, as the Rattlers had to win in a playoff over defending South Western Athletic Conference champion Alabama State University.
The Rattlers were led by veteran Justin Stills, who carded back-to-back scores of 72 to tie for the Rattlers’ low score. Jonathan Ortiz scored 73 on Saturday, and followed it with a 71 to combine for a 144 as well for the Rattlers. Chase Burkhalter and Kevin Parker, each scored a total of 146 for the two-day tournament. Burkhalter put up a 72 on the first day and 74 on the final day, while Parker carded 76 on the first day, then had the low round of the tournament for the Rattlers with a 70 on the final day. Dominick Vennari carded a 74 and 73, to close out the team with a147 total.
FAMU’s team score of 286 tied them with the Hornets, before the Rattlers would win the tiebreaker for the victory.
The Rattlers travel to Valdosta to compete in the Thomas University Invitational
On Mon., Sept. 30-Tues, Oct.1.