Broncos Set To Participate In The 27th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship This Weekend
May 9, 2013
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FAYETTEVILLE, NC – The Fayetteville State men’s golf program will aim to capture its record eighth PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship this weekend, May 10-12, as the event is set to be held at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL. The 54-hole, stroke-play event features over 200 participants and will consist of four team divisions – NCAA Men’s Division I, II and NAIA as well as a Women’s Division.
In addition to the team competition, the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship features a men’s and women’s Individual Invitational that is open to collegiate golfers who are African-American, Hispanic-American, Native or Alaskan American, and Asian or Pacific Island American.
The Broncos will be one of four division champions looking to defend their crown in the 27th playing of the Championship. FSU won a record seventh championship in 2012 after shooting a three-day score of 896 (300-293-303); winning by 36 strokes over second-place finisher Lincoln (MO). Fayetteville State has won the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship four straight times from 2006-09; as well as 1995 and 1996.
FSU is one of nine Division II institutions, and one of four from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association, that will be participating in the Championship. The other eight teams are: Benedict, Lincoln (MO), Morehouse, Paine, Saint Augustine’s, Texas A&M International, Virginia State and Virginia Union.
Jacob Barge (Sr., Fayetteville, NC) will look to defend his PGA Minority medalist title at this weekend’s event. Barge heads into the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship leading the Broncos with a 76.12 stroke average. The 2013 FSU Male Student-Athlete of the Year has four top-10 finishes this season highlighted by Individual Medalist honors at the CIAA Southern Division Tournament. He has one of the team’s top two individual performances after carding an opening round two-under 70 at the Black College Hall of Fame.
Brandon Jobe (So., Fayetteville, NC), the 2012 CIAA Golfer of the Year, has compiled five top-10 finishes this season following the CIAA Golf Championships (Apr. 18-19) where he tied for sixth place. His best finish this year came at the CIW Round-Up (Mar. 10) as he tied for third place. He shot a season-best two-under 70 in the first round of the Camp Lejeune Scarlet Consolation. Jobe is second on the team with a 77.71 stroke average.
Justin Smith (Fr., Lillington, NC), Antonio Mayo (So., Jacksonville, NC) and Jake Bergman (So., Sanford, NC) round out the FSU squad participating in the event. Smith has been the top newcomer this season for Fayetteville State having two top-10 finishes; including a second-place finish at the CIAA Southern Division Tournament. Bergman and Mayo have both posted solid seasons for the Broncos. Bergman finished tied for 15th at the CIW Round-Up while Mayo has played in a total of 13 rounds.
Brown Capital Management will mark its third year as the presenting sponsor of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. They will also remain the presenting sponsor of the Championship’s one-hour Golf Channel highlight show scheduled to debut Wednesday, July 3 at 9 p.m.
The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management originated in November of 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament; and has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.
Fans will be able to follow the action this weekend on the PGA’s website, http://www.pga.com/home/, and on Twitter: #2013MinorityChamp.