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Falzone Grabs Top Honors, Tigers Finish Third in Shortened PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Championship
Sunday, May 12, 2019
Falzone Grabs Top Honors, Tigers Finish Third in Shortened PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Championship


Event 9: PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Championship
Hosted by: PGA of America
Location: Port St. Lucie, Fla.
Course: PGA Golf Club - Wanamaker
Details: Par-72, Yardage – 6,840
Weather at Start of Round 3: Partly Sunny, 72
Scoring: BirdieFire
Final Standing: 3rd of 10 (+13)

Top 5 Teams:

 1.   Bethune-Cookman  590  +14 
 2.   Florida A&M  594   +18 
 3.  Tennessee State  597 +21
 4.   Savannah State  610  +34 
 5.   Hampton  625  +49 


PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. --- The final day of the PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Championship was halted due to lightning and rain with two to five holes from completition. Due to all teams not completing 54 holes, the tournament was reduced to the results for two rounds, a 36 hole event.

Rosario Falzone claimed the individual honors finishing at 3-under, three strokes ahead of Paul San of Alabama A&M. Falzone was pulled off the course after 13 holes on Sunday. The senior had dropped three strokes to move to Even through 12 holes and held a one stroke lead over Bethune-Cookman's Marcus Sandlof. On the par-5 13th, Falzone increased his lead back to three strokes with an eagle before play was halted and all scores resumed back to the end of round two.

Falzone is the second Tiger to grab the individual title in four years. Fellow senior Drew Owens won top honors as a freshman in 2016.

Tennessee State grabbed third place as a team finishing seven strokes behind team champion, Bethune-Cookman. Florida A&M finished seond, three strokes ahead of the Big Blue. During the third round on Sunday, the Tigers had worked their way back into a tie with FAMU, just before the stoppage of play.

Up Next: The PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Championship closed out the 2018-19 season for the Tigers.

Leaderboard (50 Golfers)
1. Rosario Falzone 69-72=141, -3
T16. Scotty Hudson 79-72=151, +7
21. Drew Owens 75-77=152, +8
T22. Tyler Woods 78-75=153, +9
T32. Sam Gatlin 80-80=160, +16