May 12, 2014
Port St. Lucie, FL - Fayetteville State concluded its golf season at the 28th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in Port Saint Lucie, FL. The Broncos finished fifth overall with a collective 955 (317, 318, 320). Lincoln University of Jefferson City, Missouri took home its sixth overall title by a single stoke over Texas A&M International University, 893 to 894. California State University-Dominguez Hills finished third, 914.
Brandon Jobe (Fayetteville, NC) led the effort for FSU with a 234 (+18), which tied for 15th. His first round performance of 78 (+6) increased by one stroke (79) after the second; and saw improvement of the final day with a 77 (+5).
Gary Natal of Texas A&M International University won medalist honors with 220 (74, 73, 73), defeating Steven Mallow of Lincoln University on the first playoff hole.
Justin Smith (Lillington, NC) had one the best performances for FSU in the second round with a two-over-par 74. He finished 23rd on the leaderboard with a 239 (84, 74, 81). Christopher Jackson (Raeford, NC) matched Smith's low round on the final day and finished 18th overall with a 236 (79, 83, 74). Matthew Hawley capped the four-man team finishing 22nd with a stroke total of 246. He had the best opening round on the team with a 76 (+4) but concluded the tournament with an 82 (+10) and 88 (+16).
CIAA Champions Virginia State finished fourth overall at 921 (310, 312, 299). Three days prior to the PGA, the Trojans were 15th at the NCAA Division II Atlantic/East Super Regionals. Johnson C. Smith finished the PGA's Ryder Course with +142 for sixth place.