Rattlers Take Second At Spring Invitational Tourney.

Release: Sunday 03/18/2012 (ET)
by Florida A&M Sports Information
TALLAHASSEE, FL (Mar.18) – The FAMU Rattlers golf team came up just short in unseating the Bethune-Cookman University Widcats in golf action this weekend at the annual FAMU Golf Invitational this weekend at the luxurious Fred Couples-designed course at the Southwood Golf Club.The Rattlers made significant improvement this year, narrowly losing by a six-stroke margin to the defending medalists, B-CU. Justin Still paced the Rattlers, finishing with scores of 71/71 on the weekend, for a total strokes count of 142.

Senior Shepherd Archie III finished second for the Rattlers in his final home tournament. Archie carded a 69 on Saturday, but could only manage a 75 on the final round, ending just two strokes behind Stills a 144.

Cody Sapp finished in 72/75 for the orange and green. His two day total was 147, which helped bolster the Rattlers’ positioning in the overall tournament.

Randon Holt put together rounds of 80/73, while Anthony Phipps carded 80/74.

The highly-competitive tournament also included the Alabama State Hornets (587), Savannah State Tigers (592) and UMES Hawks (664).

For the first time, women’s teams also competed in the spring invitational. ASU, B-CU and SSU all had teams to compete.

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