NATIONAL CHAMPS!TSU SETS RECORD TOTAL IN CAPTURING 19TH NATIONAL MINORITY COLLEGE GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP
Sunday, May 8, 2005
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. ---- The Tennessee State men's golf team dominated with a record team total of 24-under-par 840 at the 19th National Minority College Golf Championship to win the Division I category at the PGA Golf Club, which concluded Sunday afternoon "I am definitely proud of our team as they have played outstanding throughout the week," said Dr. Catana Starks, TSU's head coach. "The competition has drastically increased this year and the Championship is spectacular as it recognizes the golf program's at black and minority colleges across the country." Johnson & Wales University, the defending champion from North Miami, finished in second place with a team-total of 5-under-par 859. Bethune-Cookman finished in third place with an 866. TSU senior Robert Dinwiddie of Barnard Castle, England, won the Division I medalist honors by carding a 2-under-par 70 for a 3-day total of 13-under-par 203. Teammate Phillip Watkins of Melbourne, Australia, and James Renner of Johnson & Wales, finished in a second-place tie, 5-strokes behind Dinwiddie. "I am extremely pleased with the way I played today as I holed some decent putts to keep myself going throughout the day and I remained relaxed," said Dinwiddie, the 2005 Player of the Year. "This is a great feeling and I could not have asked for a better way to end my college career than to win this National Championship along with my team taking home the first place trophy." After firing an opening round 80, senior Stu Michael came back with rounds of 71 and team best of 69 on Sunday to finish with a 200 and in a tie for 12th place. Lawrence Larson shot a 222 while Chris Almroth had a 233 for the Tigers. Approximately 100 contestants from 21 colleges and universities, representing 11 countries, comprised the field for the 19th National Minority College Golf Championship. The National Minority College Golf Championship is co-sponsored by The PGA of America and the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund of Cleveland, Ohio. The 19th National Minority College Golf Championship PGA Golf Club - North Course Port St. Lucie, Fla. May 6-8, 2005 Final Results Division I Tennessee State University 284-267-289-840 Robert Dinwiddie 69-64-70-203 Phillip Watkins 73-62-73-208 Stu Michaels 80-71-69-220 Lawrence Larson 71-70-77-222 Chris Almroth 71-85-77-233 Johnson & Wales University 298-285-276-859 James Renner 74-67-67-208 Adam Scrimenti 72-75-71-218 John Stoltz 77-72-69-218 William Maguire 75-77-81-221 Luigi Cargiulo 77-71-77-222 Bethune-Cookman College 286-288-292-866 Thomas Kearney 70-71-73-214 Carl Corbin 70-72-73-215 Stefan Strandlund 72-71-72-215 Rhys Lindquist 74-74-79-227 Arjun Singh 83-78-74-235 Florida A & M University 295-300-280--875 Jack Hoenes 70-71-68--209 Gregg Banks II 70-72-68--210 Jason Still 75-78-70--223 James Petty 80-79-74--233 Brandon Kiel 82-82-81--245 University of Texas Pan-American 301-299-286--886 Craig Berger 73-70-68--211 Kyle Tudi 75-75-75--225 A.J. Hohn 78-76-71--225 Jeff Hensley 75-86-72--233 Colin Norris 80-78-84--242 South Carolina State University 313-311-317--941 Kellen Miller 77-78-74--229 Cory Jozefiak 79-78-77--234 Aaron Robinson 78-82-80--240 Matthew Gilliard 82-76-86--244 Trevor Pleasant 79-79-87--245 Texas Southern University 322-312-317--951 Jacob Scriven 77-73-74--224 Anthony Jackson 75-80-73--228 Zavier Johnson 86-78-84--248 Andre Harden 84-81-86--251 Grambling University 329-316-323--968 Samuel Wells 78-80-78--236 Devon Raymond 78-79-81--238 Brandon Williams 82-83-80--245 Chad Edwards 91-78-85--254 Brian Morgan 93-79-84--256 Southern University A&M 333-327-311--971 Lee Njoroge 78-80-71--229 Clarence Preston 78-83-77--238 Wayne Birch 89-83-76--248 Romer Alcala 89-81-87--257 Martin Benson 88-90-87--265 Division I Individual Standings 1 Robert Dinwiddie Tennessee State University 69-64-70--203 T2 Phillip Watkins Tennessee State University 73-62-73--208 T2 James Renner Johnson & Wales University 74-67-67--208 4 Jack Hoenes Florida A&M University 70-71-68--209 5 Gregg Banks II Florida A&M University 70-72-68--210 6 Craig Berger University Of Texas-Pan American 73-70-68--211 7 Thomas Kearney Bethune-Cookman College 70-71-73--214 T8 Stefan Strandlund Bethune-Cookman College 72-71-72--215 T8 Carl Corbin Bethune-Cookman College 70-72-73--215 T10 John Stoltz Johnson & Wales University 77-72-69--218 T10 Adam Scrimenti Johnson & Wales University 72-75-71--218 12 Stu Michaels Tennessee State University 80-71-69--220 13 William Maguire Johnson & Wales University 75-77-69--221 T14 Lawrence Larson Tennessee State University 71-70-81--222 T14 Luigi Cargiulo Johnson & Wales University 77-71-74--222 16 Jason Still Florida A&M University 75-78-70--223 17 Jacob Scriven Texas Southern University 77-73-74--224 T18 A.J. Hohn University of Texas-Pan American 78-76-71--225 T18 Kyle Tudi University of Texas-Pan American 75-75-75--225 20 Rhys Lindquist Bethune-Cookman College 74-74-79--227 21 Anthony Jackson Texas Southern University 75-80-73--228 T22 Lee Njoroge Southern University A&M 78-80-71--229 T22 Kellen Miller South Carolina State University 77-78-74--229 T24 Jeff Hensley University of Texas-Pan American 75-86-72--233 T24 Chris Almroth Tennessee State University 71-85-77--233 T24 James Petty Florida A&M University 80-79-74--233 27 Cory Jozefiak South Carolina State University 79-78-77--234 28 Arjun Singh Bethune-Cookman College 83-78-74--235 29 Samuel Wells Grambling University 78-80-78--236 T30 Clarence Preston Southern University A&M 78-83-77--238 T30 Devon Raymond Grambling University 78-79-81--238 32 Aaron Robinson South Carolina State University 78-82-80--240 33 Colin Norris University of Texas-Pan American 80-78-84--242 T34 Matthew Gilliard South Carolina State University 82-76-86--244 T34 Brandon Williams Grambling University 82-83-80--245 T35 Trevor Pleasant South Carolina State University 79-79-87--245 T35 Brandon Kiel Florida A&M University 82-82-81--245 T38 Wayne Birch Southern University A&M 89-83-76--248 T38 Zavier Johnson Texas Southern University 86-78-84--248 40 Andre Harden Texas Southern University 84-81-86--251 41 Chad Edwards Grambling University 91-78-85--254 42 Brian Morgan Grambling University 93-79-84--256 43 Romer Alcala Southern University A&M 89-81-87--257 44 Martin Benson Southern University A&M 88-90-87--265