PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Tennessee State women’s golf team will travel to take part in the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship. This will mark the first time the Tigers have competed at the Championship since 2010. The women will play the PGA Golf Club Par-72, 5,745 yard, Ryder Course.
The women’s team will compete against five other squads, including Bethune-Cookman, Chicago State, Hampton, Texas A&M-International and Houston-Victoria, along with six individuals.
Seniors Kelly Merkel and Sarah Needleman will be joined on the course by junior Natalie Spicer and freshman Paige Harlin.
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.
Needleman is in the sixth group of the day to tee off and will be the first for TSU at 8:15am ET. Spicer will take to the course next at 8:24am, followed by Merkel at 8:33am and Harlin at 8:42am.