NCCU Sits in Fifth Place at PGA Minority Collegiate Championship

Courtesy: Courtesy of NCCU Sports Information
          Release: 05/07/2016
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Courtesy: Courtesy of NCCU Sports Information

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – After two days of competition at the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, North Carolina Central University is in position to accomplish something the Eagles have not done as a Division I program.

NCCU is currently in fifth place, just two shots behind fourth-place Maryland Eastern Shore and two shots ahead of sixth-place Florida A&M. Since reclassifying to NCAA Division I, the Eagles’ best finish at the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship is a tie for fifth place in 2009.

NCCU’s best finish all-time at the PGA event is a third-place effort in the Division II standings in 2006. The Eagles are 13 strokes behind third-place Savannah State heading into the final round.

Sophomores Zane Lewis (Sanford, N.C.) and Jordan Bohannon (Southfield, Mich.) are leading the Eagles and tied for 12th on the Division I individual leaderboard with two-round totals of 155. Lewis posted a 76 (+4) on Friday, then Bohannon carded a 75 with 15 pars on Saturday.

Junior Sumner Tate (Raleigh, N.C.) drained a 42-foot par putt on the closing hole to tally an 80 on Saturday, which is the same score senior Jerome Bostwick (London, England) recorded in the second round.

The final round will tee off Sunday morning on the Wanamaker course at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, with NCCU matching up against UMES and FAMU starting at 8:20 a.m.

For more information about the 30th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, visit www.PGAtournaments.com.

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