Alabama State wins 3rd straight SWAC title
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Alabama State won its third Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Championship in as many years Wednesday, beating out runner-up Jackson State by 43 strokes.
ASU finished with an 865 at Oak Wings Golf Club in Alexandria, La.
Branson Ferrier, Francis Berthiaume, Yann Pfeiffer and Ian Mmbando finished in the top 10 for ASU. Ferrier shot 12 under on the tournament, going on to be named SWAC Player of the Year and winning medalist honors for the second straight year. He made 16 birdies and an eagle over the course of the event.
"From the moment I step on the property, I feel really comfortable playing here, especially based on last year's results," Ferrier said in a release. "I love the greens, so anytime you have confidence in and around the greens, it makes golf a little bit easier. These championships are big for our program. It shows the direction we are heading, especially winning by the margin we did this year."
Texas Southern (966), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (966), Alabama A&M (331), Prairie View A&M (1039), Alcorn State (1061) and Mississippi Valley State (1454) rounded out the leaderboard.