May 15, 2007
Port St. Lucie, FL - Fayetteville State University's Golf Team earned it second consecutive PGA National Minority Collegiate Division II Golf Championship defeating Lincoln University by 37 strokes for a three-day total of 852.
The Broncos secured the championship, firing a final round of 4-under par 284, taking a three-round total of 12-under par 852. In winning the title, the Broncos broke the 54-hole record which was previously held by Johnson and Wales University in 2003, when the Wildcats shot 853. The championship is the fourth for Coach Raymond McDougal and the Broncos. The Broncos won the title in 1995, 1996, and 2006.
Derek Scott, a junior from Hope Mills, North Carolina, shot a final round 2-under par 70 to win the Division II Individual Medalist. Scott becomes the third consecutive golfer from Fayetteville State University to card the tournament lowest total. John Azzarelli won in 2005 and Ian Milne took the honor last year. This is also the third consecutive year a Fayetteville State University golfer took home second place honors. Milne did it in 2005, Scott in 2006, and this year Joel Lynn, a Hope Mills native. He was one stroke behind his teammates.
"Our team really came together this week," said Scott, who tied for second place in the 2006 tournament. "We could not be more pleased with the results and this is an experience we hope to build on in the future."
Kevin Lyles, a sophomore from Charlotte, North Carolina, played as an independent and finished the tournament in 12th place, after firing a three-day total 81-78-73-=232.
Final Team Results
1. Fayetteville State University [285-283-284-852]*
2. Lincoln University [303-296-290=889]
3. Morehouse College [301-304-299=904]
4. Paine College [320-303-325=948]
5. Virginia State University [316-320-315=951]
6. Saint Augustine's College [331-313-336=980]
7. Kentucky State University [341-316-333=990]
8. North Carolina Central University [358-346-327=1031]
9. Johnson C. Smith University [368-351-359=1078]
Fayetteville State's Scorers
1. Derek Scott [68-70-70=208]
2. Joel Lynn [71-67-71=209]
3. Ian Milne [71-72-69=212]
8. Jeremy Ringled [75-74-74=223]
13. Brandon Smith [78-75-75=228]
* Kevin Lyles [81-78-73=232] (12th in Independent Division)