May 8, 2010
Port St. Lucie, FL - The Broncos improved its score in the second round of the 24th Annual PGA Minority Collegiate Championships by 13 strokes but remains in the fourth slot. FSU shot a 310 on the day which was the second best score behind the leader Morehouse (301). Senior Jeremy Ringled dropped five strokes from his first round performance to finish even par (72). Freshman Jedidiah Frazier scored an Eagle on the #1 Hole which helped him finish the day with an even par also. After two rounds, they have a total score of 149 (5-over-par) which ties them for second along with Greg Hunt of Virginia State. The Broncos will start their final round with an 11:55 am tee time.
Morehouse continues as the tourney leader with a combined score of 600 (299, 301). Lincoln (MO) and Virginia State lags close behind at 624 and 625 respectfully. Fayetteville State will need to play its best round of golf in order to slide into the top three with its 633 (323, 310) score. In FSU's history of the tournament, the Broncos have won six titles and have finished in the top three in all of its years of participation.
Jedidiah Frazier (Havelock, NC) scored the team's first eagle of the tournament. On his tenth hole (Hole #1), Frazier finished the par-5 548-yard hole in three strokes. He birdied two other par fives and one par four. He lowered his first round 77 score to 72 for a 149 total.
Jeremy Ringled (Hope Mills, NC) had four birdies on the day to improve his score to 72. His birdies came from three par fives and one par three. He was one over on the back nine (37) and one under on the front (35).
Freshman Matt Crescenzo (Cheltenham, PA) is tied for 15th with a +18 (162). He shot a 76 today. He was one over after the back nine and shot a 39 on his second half of the course.
William McClure (Fayetteville, NC) and Bryan Connor (Hickory, NC) finished 90 and 96 respectfully. McClure has a combined score of 173 while Connor has a 183.
Thus far this season, FSU had its lowest rounds of 291 and 298 at the 39th Marine Corp Intercollegiate Championships on March 26 - 28th.
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