PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. --- The Tennessee State men's golf team has arrived and set to make a run in the 19th National Minority Golf Championship. The 54-hole tournament will be held on the PGA Golf Club's North Course.
The three-round tournament begins Friday (May 6) and will continue with the final round set for Sunday (May 8). A total of 96 student-athletes representing 21 colleges and universities will comprise the field.
TSU will compete in the Division I competition. The Tigers will be one of nine teams in the Division I competition. The defending champion is John & Wales University from North Miami, Fla.
Coach Catana Starks has a lineup of Chris Almroth, Stu Michaels, Lawrence Larson, Phillip Watkins, and Robert Dinwiddie. Almroth will be the first TSU players to start play with a 9 a.m. tee time on Friday.
The PGA Golf Club is The PGA of America's first owned and operated, state-of-the-art public golf facility. It marks the eighth consecutive year that PGA Golf Club has hosted the national Championship, which is co-sponsored by The PGA of America and the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund of Cleveland.