The 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management  was played May 6-8 at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The 54-hole, stroke-play event features competition in NCAA Division I, Division II and women's classifications, as well as for individual men and women.
SUNDAY'S FINAL ROUND:
Bethune-Cookman's men's team and Texas-Pan American's women's team captured Division I titles Sunday at PGA Golf Club, while in Division II, Virginia State brought home its first-ever title. Amit Odaiyar of Central Florida became the first back-to-back winner in the men's Independent Division, and Towson junior Airielle Dawson easily won the women's Independent Division title.
--Read the final-round story 
--See the final-round photo gallery 
SATURDAY'S SECOND ROUND:
As the winds diminished Saturday, Texas-Pan American took advantage of premium scoring conditions and holds a one-shot lead in the women's division while Bethune-Cookman grabbed the top spot in men's Division I. In Division II, Lincoln jumped ahead of first-round leader Virginia State.
--Read the second-round story 
--See the second-round photo gallery 
FRIDAY'S FIRST ROUND:
Low scores were at a premium on Friday, as strong winds played a huge role in the opening round. With winds gusting up to 25 miles per hour, only three players broke par at PGA Golf Club -- Texas Southern's Dominique Worthern, Alabama State's Scott Benson and North Carolina Central's Braden Cox.
--Read the first-round story 
--See the first-round photo gallery 
WELCOME DINNER / SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS:
The Welcome Dinner, held Thursday night, was highlighted by the announcements of the winners of academic scholarships from State Farm Insurance and The PGA of America.
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--See the photo gallery 
BUSINESS OF GOLF CAREER EXPO:
Check out our photo gallery from the Thursday's Business of Golf Career Expo, in which the tournament participants met with representatives from several of the golf industry's top companies and associations.
--See the photo gallery 
TOURNAMENT FACTS AND FIGURES:
Dates: May 6-8, 2011
Site: PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
2011 CHAMPIONSHIP PODCAST:
PGA Professional Scooter Clark, the head men's and women's golf coach at Bethune-Cookman University, reflects back on the late PGA Professional Dr. Gary Freeman, former head coach at Bethune-Cookman, the Wildcats' past success in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, and his thoughts on this year's tournament. Click here to listen 
2011 TOURNAMENT LINKS:
Championship preview 
Championship field  (.pdf)
Diversity fact sheet  (.pdf)
Business of Golf Career Expo  (.pdf)
Men's Division I: University of Texas-Pan American
Men's Division II: Morehouse College
Women's Division: Bethune-Cookman University
Women's Independent: Cicilia Chudivan, Cal State-Monterey Bay
Men's Independent: Amit Odaiyar, University of Central Florida
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 25th year, the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management 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.