May 12, 2012
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Fayetteville State is about to rewrite the record book at the PGA National Minority Collegiate Golf Championship.
Seeking its seventh all-time title at the prestigious event, the Broncos extended their first-round lead to a staggering 25 strokes over Lincoln (Mo.) following a brilliant second round with an aggregate team score of 293 at The PGA Golf Club on Saturday.
Fayetteville State, which placed 13th overall at the NCAA Division-II Atlantic/East Super Regional on Wednesday, was led by NCAA Championship-bound Jacob Barge (Jr., Fayetteville, N.C.), who fired a 1-under 71 for a two-day total of 143. Jedidiah Fraizer (So., Havelock, N.C.) backed up his 71 from Friday with a 73 for a total of 144. CIAA Player of the Year Brandon Jobe (Fr., Fayetteville, N.C.) added a 74 while Lincoln Jackson (Sr., Southern Pines, N.C.) carded a 75 and Mike Wallace (Se., Fayetteville, N.C.) shot 89.
Fayetteville State has a rich history at the Minority championship, winning it four straight times from 2006 to 2009. The Broncos also captured the title in 1995 and 1996, and their six championships are the most in the history of the event (St. Augustine's won five straight from 1990-94).
This year marks the 26th playing of the tournament, which originated in November 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament. It has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.