Jake Leavitt named CAA Men’s Golfer of the Week
After claiming a share of the individual title at the Elon Phoenix Invitational this week, Elon University men’s golf junior Jake Leavitt earned the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Golfer of the Week honor Wednesday, the league office said.
Leavitt, who earned the first individual title of his career, closed with a 1-under par round of 70 on the final day. The junior carded rounds of 67 and 66 in the first two rounds and finished tied with two other players in first place at 10-under par. His second round 66 is an 18-hole career-low.
The native of Woodstock, Md., shared the individual title with George Mason’s Eric Edwards and North Carolina’s Jose Montano at 10-under par. Leavitt’s previous best finish was a tie for fifth at the Maryland Terrapin Invitational in the 2014-15 season.
Elon’s third-place finish marked its best team result since a second-place finish at the Pinehurst Intercollegiate in March.
The Phoenix closes out the fall portion of its schedule, Oct. 31-Nov. 1, at the Hummingbird Invitational, hosted by Western Carolina in Cashiers.
Wake Forest: The Demon Deacons head into the final stretch of the regular season, taking on ACC rival Syracuse at Spry Stadium on Thursday at 7 p.m., as both teams vie to stay in contention for the eight ACC Tournament slots.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack is set to face its third consecutive top-10 opponent, as it travels to No. 8 Virginia for the start of a two-match road swing. N.C. State enters with a 9-5-1 (3-3-1 ACC) record, while Virginia comes into the match with a 10-3-2 (3-2-2 ACC) record. Kickoff in Charlottesville is set for 7 p.m.
Duke: In the final regular season road trip of the 2016 campaign, the fourth-ranked Blue Devils (11-2-2, 6-0-1 ACC) will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on seventh-ranked Florida State (10-2-2, 4-1-2). Kickoff from the Seminole Soccer Complex is slated for 7 p.m.
ECU: After earning its first point in conference play in a tie with Houston on Sunday, the Lady Pirates will begin their final road trip of the regular season when they head to Tampa, Fla., to face USF in American Athletic Conference action. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. from Corbett Stadium.
Elon: The Phoenix will conclude a three-game homestand by welcoming in the sixth-ranked Richmond Spiders for a 3:30 p.m. homecoming game Saturday. Fans unable to attend can listen to the game on WSML 104.5 FM and 1200 AM.
Shaw: The Bears will host Johnson C. Smith University on Saturday at Durham County Memorial Stadium for a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Conference Southern Division contest. Kick-off is set at 1 p.m.
Duke: The Blue Devils make the short trip to Chapel Hill on Thursday to begin competition at the ITA Regional Championships Presented by Oracle. The five-day tournament, running from Thursday through Monday will take place at the Cone-Kenfield Tennis Center. The team sends a full contingent of competitors to the event, with all eight team members set to compete in the same tournament for the first time this fall.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack will compete in the ITA Carolina’s Regional at the Cary Tennis Park. Competition will include schools from North Carolina and South Carolina, and is set to run Thursday through Monday. Players will compete in hopes of advancing to the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championships in November.
N.C. Central: The Lady Eagles will host players from three other in-state universities in the second annual NCCU Invitational at the Dr. James W. Younge Tennis Courts. Twenty-seven total matches are planned for Thursday and Friday. Six Lady Eagles are scheduled to compete in the two-day event.
Duke: Freshman Jayson Tatum was named one of 20 candidates for the 2017 Julius Erving Small Forward of the Year Award on Wednesday, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame said. The award is in its third year recognizing the top player in Division I men’s college basketball at the position played by Erving, a member of the Hall of Fame. Tatum is the lone freshman on this year’s list. The 2016-17 team will get its first taste of game action Saturday when the program hosts Countdown to Craziness. Doors to Cameron Indoor Stadium open at 6:15 p.m. for the public. The Blue-White Scrimmage is set to tip off about 8:25 p.m.
N.C. Central: The Lady Eagles return home with a showdown against rival North Carolina A&T State University inside McDougald-McLendon Arena on Friday at 6 p.m.
Shaw: Head coach DiShondra Goree and player Aisja Jones were named Wednesday as the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Coach and Rookie of the Week. The Lady Bears (14-5 overall, 11-0 CIAA) will return to action on Saturday when they travel to division foe Fayetteville State (11-5 overall, 7-1 CIAA) in Capel Arena. First serve is slated for 6 p.m.
St. Aug’s: On Wednesday, Shakera Hall was named CIAA Women’s Volleyball Player of the Week. Hall averaged 5.43 kills per set and 2.14 digs per set in two matches last week.
Duke: The Blue Devils are set for their annual Fall World Series, Thursday through Saturday, at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The three-game series begins at 4 p.m. on Thursday, resumes at 4 p.m. Friday, and concludes at 12 p.m., Saturday. All three games are open to the public and admission is free.
N.C. State: The Wolfpack picked up a big road victory Wednesday evening, winning 2-0 at No. 26/21 UNCW. Julius Duchscherer and Clayton Sparks scored for the Pack as goalkeeper Alex McCauley and the team recorded a second consecutive shutout victory.
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