2013 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management


Dates: May 10-12, 2013
Site: PGA Golf Club, Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Teams and players (.pdf)
Facts Format: General information (.pdf)
Last Year: Relive the 2012 tournament

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Watkins returns in pursuit of second straight title in independent division

Justin Watkins, a PGA Golf Management University student at the University of Central Oklahoma, is the defending Men’s Independent Division Champion. And not only is he hoping to repeat, he’s looking to improve on his winning score from last year, a 54-hole total of 10-over-par 226.
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2013 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship field is announced 
The field for the 2013 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship features more than 200 participants. Four division champions will look to defend their titles: The University of Texas-Pan American (Division I Men’s), Bethune-Cookman University (Women’s) and Fayettville State University (Division II Men’s), along with Justin Watkins from the University of Central Oklahoma (Men’s Individual).
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2013 PGA Scholarship recipients announced as part of PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
Eight student-athletes have been selected to receive a PGA Scholarship, and they will be presented during the Welcome Dinner. Each year, students from participating schools can apply to receive scholarship awards for their academic excellence at their respective institutions.
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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.

Celebrating its 27th 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.


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