PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Todd McGill helped Tennessee State make a charge to finish in the top three at the 29th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship. McGill fired a 2-under, 70, to finish tied for second in the individual race at the PGA Golf Club Par-72, 6,840 yard, Wanamaker Course.
The 2015 edition of the Championship featured more than 220 players representing 50 colleges and universities, 12 countries and two U.S. territories. McGill finished even with Austin Wylie of Incarnate Word at 5-over, 221. The individual medalist honors went to Branson Ferrier of Alabama State who finished with a 10-under, 206.
The team title was claimed by ASU who totaled a 29-over, 893, and finished seven strokes ahead of Incarnate Word. The Tigers sat in fourth after each of the first two days, but saved the best for last. McGill, Matt Campbell, Jermey Fultz, and Andy Stout teamed to fire an 8-over, 297, to move into third ahead of defending champions Bethune-Cookman and Florida A&M. TSU finished at 46-over, 910.
McGill (77-74-70=221) hit 11-of-14 fairways and 14-of-18 greens during the final day of the three day event. The sophomore-transfer used a 25 foot putt on No. 4 and a 10-footer on No. 11 for his first two of four birdies on the day. On No. 15, McGill hit a sand wedge to a foot of the pin for birdie and converted on an up-and-down on No. 16 to cut two strokes off.
Campbell (79-81-74=231) carded the second lowest score for the Tigers, as he posted a 2-over, 74, during the final round of the seniors TSU career.
Stout (73-74-77=224) completed the championships at 8-over good for a fifth place finish. Fultz (79-76-76=231) shot a 4-over on each of the final two days, while Dallas Hill (84-82-83-249) finished his four-year career on Sunday.
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.
1. Alabama State 301-291-301=893
2. Incarnate Word 310-300-290=900
3. Tennessee State 308-305-297-910
T4. Bethune-Cookman 307-310-295=912
T4. Florida A&M 299-307-306=912
T6. Chicago State 322-300-302=924
T6. North Carolina Central 322-311-291=924
8. Savannah State 313-308-315=936
9. Maryland-Eastern Shore 312-311-317=940
10. Texas Southern 319-318-308=945
11. Hampton 333-331-338=1002
12. Prairie View A&M 354-329-320=1003