Florida A&M University (MEAC) captured its first-ever Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Men’s Golf Championship on Tuesday afternoon at the Bryan Park Golf Club in Greensboro, N.C.
“I am so proud of these young men and all that they have accomplished,” FAMU head coach and MEAC Outstanding Coach Mike Rice said. “This was a total team effort and a culmination of all their hard work last season and this season.”
Florida A&M not only celebrated its first MEAC men’s golf championship, but it will also be its last, as the program will be competing in the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) beginning on July 1.
The Rattlers bested the four-team field with a three-round total of 755, beating second-place finisher North Carolina A&T State by 19 strokes.
Five-time defending champion, Augusta University, pulled out of the championship due to a positive COVID-19 test within the program. Both Bethune-Cookman and Maryland Eastern Shore opted out prior to the season.
Florida A&M placed four of its five golfers in the top five.
Ethan Mangum, who earned the MEAC Outstanding Performer honor, led wire-to-wire to claim the individual medalist honors with a 184. Mahindra Lutchman (all tournament) and Prince Cunningham (all tournament) finished third and fourth, respectively, while Mulbe Dillard was tied for fifth. Cameron Riley finished tied for 12th.
Florida A&M receives the MEAC’s automatic qualifier to the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championships. The selection show will be held on Wednesday, May 5 on the Golf Channel.