May 10, 2013
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – The Fayetteville State men’s golf team currently sits in eighth place following the opening round of the 2013 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship after shooting a 337 on Friday at the PGA Golf Club.
Jacob Barge (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) leads Fayetteville State after day one as he shot a first round score of 72. Barge’s opening round score was tied for second-best on Friday with Austin Wheeler of Lincoln University. Brandon Jobe (So., Fayetteville, NC) was the second-leading golfer for FSU after turning in a score of 81; and was followed by Justin Smith (Fr., Lillington, NC) with an 87. Antonio Mayo (So., Jacksonville, NC) and Jake Bergman (So., Sanford, NC) rounded out the individual performances for the Broncos. Mayo shot a 97 while Bergman posted a 101.
A total of eleven strokes separate Fayetteville State from Virginia Union in fourth place. Virginia Union carded a first round score of 326 and is two shots ahead of fifth-place Morehouse College. Saint Augustine’s (6th, 334) and Paine College (7th, 335) are also ahead of the Broncos in the overall team standings.
Lincoln University leads the Division II overall team standings after day one with a team score of 295. Texas A&M International and Virginia State are in second and third places, respectively. Texas A&M International turned in a team score 309 and Virginia State recorded a 311.
Steven Mallow of Lincoln University turned in the lowest individual score of the day with a 71.
Barge will be the first Bronco to tee off on Saturday morning during day two of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. He is scheduled to tee off at 8:20 a.m. along with Mallow and Virginia Union’s Mason Simpson. Jobe will tee off right behind Barge at 8:30 a.m. and Smith is set to go at 8:40 a.m. Bergman (8:50 a.m.) and Mayo (9 a.m.) follow in the final two groups of the day.
For more information about the 2013 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, log on to the PGA’s website at www.pga.com. Fans will also be able to follow second round action on Twitter at #2013MinorityChamp.