VUU golf team heading into CIAA tourney with wins
Fred Jeter | 4/19/2019, 6 a.m.
Three down and one to go.
The Virginia Union University golf team is nearing a clean sweep of CIAA tournaments.
Coach E. Lee Coble’s Panthers have won three straight events heading into the CIAA Golf Championship on Thursday, April 18, and Friday, April 19, at The Club at Viniterra in New Kent County.
The Panthers most recently won the CIAA Northern Division title with a team triumph at Dogwood Trace Golf Club in Petersburg.
Allan Day, with a 143 for 36 holes, and Sergio Escalante, at 147, led the way.
Earlier this season, VUU won the CIAA Mid-Major in Fayetteville, N.C., and the CIAA Southern Division title near Charlotte, N.C.
Coach Coble’s talented roster includes players from as close as Clover Hill High School in Chesterfield County and as far off as Johannesburg, South Africa.
Among the team’s other leading scorers, Escalante is from Florida, Paul Meints is from Texas and Travon Willis is from North Carolina.