PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Tennessee State men’s golf team will tee it up for the last time in the 2015-16 season as they compete at the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship. A year ago, the Tigers, behind the final day play of Todd McGill, placed third at the PGA Golf Club Par-72, 6,840 yard, Wanamaker Course. For his efforts, McGill tied for second in the individual race.
The 2016 edition of the Championship will consist of seven NCAA D-I teams along with 10 individuals. The field includes Bethune-Cookman, Chicago State, Florida A&M, North Carolina Central, Savannah State and Maryland-Eastern Shore.
McGill will return for the Tigers along with sophomore Jermey Fultz and freshmen Rosario Falzone, Sam Gatlin and Drew Owens.
Fultz placed 14th in a field of 55 at the Ohio Valley Conference Championship a week ago in Muscle Shoals, Ala. The Knoxville native fired a three-round 6-over, 222.
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.
The Championship will be held from Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8, with an 18-hole round on each day.
Fultz will be the first on the course at 7:30am ET and will be followed by Gatlin at 7:40am, Owens at 7:50am, McGill at 8:00am and Falzone at 8:10am. The Tigers will be paired with golfers from B-CU and FAMU.