Port St. Lucie, Fla. - Tennessee State University's men's golf team used a 13 stroke turnaround on Saturday to take first place lead into the final day of the 26th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship.
After the first round on Friday, the Tigers sat in third and eight strokes behind Texas-Pan American. Saturday, TSU shot 296 (+22) to take a five stroke lead into championship Sunday.
Hendersonville native Andrew Warner shot a team- best 72 and finished day two tied with Cameron Scitern and Ryan Pierson at 148 strokes.
Freshman James Stepp shot 77 on both days for a score of 154. Dallas Hill scored 160 through two rounds for the Big Blue.
"It was a very windy day and the guys went out and just focused on their own game," said Coach Chris Seibel. "I told them at the beginning of the tournament that championships are not won on the very first day."
TSU leads Texas-Pan American by five strokes. Bethune-Cookman currently sits in third with 11 strokes behind the Tigers. Alabama State and Savannah State round out the top five in the standings.
"Now that we have taken over the lead, we can go in and just do what we did today and come out with the win," said Seibel. "The guys are having more fun at this tournament than I have seen the entire year. I am excited to be in this position."
The final round starts tomorrow morning. Results of the tournament will be available online at TSUTigers.com and PGATournaments.com.
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