Tigers in 8th at PGA National Minority Golf Tournament

By: Benedict Athletics
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Benedict College men’s golf team stands in eighth place after the first round of the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by CastleOak Securities, which is being played at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie.

The Tigers shot a first-round score of 336 on Friday and trail SIAC rival Morehouse College by 10 strokes. Benedict has a six-stroke lead over ninth-place Virginia Union University. Texas A&M International leads the 10-team Division II field with a first-round score of 299.

Muhammed NuMan fired a first-round score of 79 to lead the Tigers. Kelly Allen followed with an 83, while Rajai Cousley had an 85. Rhalston Jones and Marqus Edwards each shot an 89 on the opening day.

The 54-hole, stroke-play Championship, which consists of six divisions (four team, two individual), concludes Sunday.

The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities for players to compete in a national championship. In 2006, the PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management by the National Minority Collegiate Golf Scholarship Fund.

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