Thursday, May 6, 2004
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. --- The Tennessee State men's golf team will look to conclude a successful 2004 season in a big way when the Tigers compete in the 18th National Minority Golf Championship, May 7-9. The tournament will be played at the PGA Golf Club (North Course). The Tigers, winners of a pair of spring tournaments, enter the event coming off a fifth place finish in last week's Ohio Valley Conference Tournament. TSU will be in the Division I category and will be aiming to unseed defending champion Bethune-Cookman. TSU is led by Robert Dinwiddie, who was named to both the All-OVC and All-OVC Tournament teams. Dinwiddie averaged 70.9 strokes per round through the spring season. Mark Searle was sixth at 73.1 and Stu Michaels was 11th at 74.4. First round play will begin Friday and the 54-hole tournament will conclude Sunday afternoon. Around 101 contestants from 25 colleges and universities comprise the field for championship. Twenty-four states are represented along with 11 countries. 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.