2014 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
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The Bethune-Cookman women's squad celebrated after clinching their Division I victory on Sunday.
By
The PGA of America

Series: PGA

Published: Thursday, May 01, 2014 | 5:18 p.m.
THE 28TH PGA MINORITY COLLEGIATE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
 
TOURNAMENT FACTS AND FIGURES:
Dates: May 9-11, 2013
Site: PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Courses: Ryder and Wanamaker
Field List: See who's scheduled to play (.pdf)
Career Expo: Players to explore job possibilities (.pdf)
 
Photo Gallery: Career Expo | Welcome Dinner | Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 
JOIN THE CONVERSATION ON TWITTER: Use hashtag #MinorityChamp
 
Bethune-Cookman swept the men's and women's titles for the second straight year on Sunday. Then men won their seventh title, while the women captured their tournament-record 11th crown, completing a sweep for the fourth time. In Division II, Lincoln University won its sixth title.
 
The Bethune-Cookman men's team stretched its advantage to three shots over Alabama State after Saturday's second round, while the Bethune-Cookman women closed a 12-shot gap to enter Sunday's final round all knotted up with Chicago State.
 
The Bethune-Cookman men's team opened with a 10-over-par 298 total Friday to take a two-stroke lead over Alabama State. In the women's division, Chicago State carded a 309 to grab a nine-stroke lead over the University of Houston-Victoria. 
 
PREVIEW COVERAGE:
Bethune-Cookman University hopes to repeat its men's and women's team championships from a year ago, while Alabama State's Robert Grant is looking to script an encore to his exciting men's individual championship finish as five of the six teams and individual champions from 2013 will return this year to provide another dramatic chapter in this unique competition.
--Notebook: Pioneer Renee Powell to speak at Welcome Dinner
 
ELIGIBILITY:
Contestants must be students of a university or college, and who have met all the academic requirements of their respective institution governing participation in intercollegiate athletics.
 
EDUCATION THROUGH GOLF:
 Celebrating its 28th year, the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship originated in November 1986 and has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.
 
The 1986 organizational meeting brought together a significant group of founders: the late Dr. Herschel Cochrane, Dr. Joe D. Saunders of the National Negro Golf Association; Jackson State University Golf Coach Eddie Payton; Rose Harper-Elder of the Sports Management Institute; and William (Bill) Dickey, founder of the Bill Dickey Scholarship Association and recipient of the 1999 PGA Distinguished Service Award. The founders’ goal was to provide a national stage for players from minority schools after being denied opportunities to compete in NCAA collegiate golf events.
 
The inaugural Championship was conducted in the spring of 1987 at Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland, Ohio. Since 1998, PGA Golf Club has been host to the Championship, and in 2006, The PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the Championship by the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund.
 
In 1990, a Career Fair was introduced to provide corporate sponsors the opportunity to interview and recruit outstanding college students for future employment. As a result, the Career Fair has developed into an invaluable resource to assist students in gaining internships and full-time positions within the golf industry.