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Florida A&M secures first MEAC conference title

The 2021 MEAC Golf Championship was played this past weekend in Greensboro, with the Florida A&M Rattlers being the victors of the tournament. This marks the first MEAC conference championship in program history. 

The Rattlers shot with pinpoint accuracy the entire tournament, shooting a combined 35 over 755, while the hosting North Carolina A&T Aggies shot 54 over 774, resulting in second place. Howard University’s first year golf program burst onto the scene and placed third followed by North Carolina Central in fourth place. 

Florida A&M’s Ethan Mangum’s performance earned him outstanding performer honors, shooting 4 over 184 on his way to an individual title. Diego Gonzalez of North Carolina A&T placed second in individual play, shooting 8 over 188. Gonzalez and Mangum tied for second lowest score of the day with a score of 75. 

Mahindra Lutchman of FAMU shot the lowest round of the day with a score of 74 to put him at +9 for the tournament. Luthcman placed third, followed by teammate Prince Cunningham in fourth with a score of +11. 

There was a tie at +13 between three Howard players, Everett Whitten, Edrine Okung, and Gregory Odum, as well as one FAMU player, Mulbe Dilliard. Due to USGA tiebreaker rules, Whitten emerged from the four-way tie to secure a spot on the All-Tournament team.