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FAMU's Petty takes Div I first round lead at PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship

May 11, 2007

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – James Petty of Florida A&M University fired a bogey-free 68 to grab the lead after the first 18-holes in the Division I men’s individual standings at the 21st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. The wind picked up substantially in the afternoon along with rain showers at The PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla., which increased the difficulty on the course.

“I started a bit slow, but I birdied the last three holes on the front nine to start 3-under-par,” said Petty, a sophomore from Grand Blanc, Mich. “I only had one birdie on the back nine, on Hole No. 12, but I was very excited not to record a single birdie.”

The University of Texas Pan-American in Edinburg, took the overall lead in the Division I men’s team standings with a 2-under par 286, and hold a 2-shot lead over Florida A&M University of Tallahassee, with a 288.

In Division II, Fayetteville State University in N.C., lead Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., by 16-strokes after firing a first round 3-under-par 285.Derek Scott, a sophomore from Hope Mills, N.C., led the Broncos through 18-holes after shooting a 3-under-par 68.

In the NAIA Division, Johnson & Wales University of Miami, Fla., sit atop the leader board with a tournament low 5-under-par 283. Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Fla., trail the Wildcats by 19-strokes.

Shawn Scott led the Wildcats after firing a four-under-par 68. “I got hot in the middle of the round, birding four out of five holes,” said Scott, a junior from Melrose, Mass. “Since this is my first time in the Championship, it helps knowing that our team has been very successful in the past here at The PGA Golf Club.”

In the women’s division, Bethune-Cookman College, winner of the 2006 Championship, carded a first-round team total of 24-over-par 316, to grab the lead over the University of Texas-Pan-American by 12-strokes.

Fern Grimshaw of Bethune-Cookman College recorded the low-round for the women with a 4-over par 76. “I need to sink a few more putts tomorrow then I did today, but if I can shoot in the mid 70’s again, I should be in good position for the weekend,” said Grimshaw, a sophomore from Dorset, England.

Georgette Rollo, a senior from Texas Southern, holds a 2-shot lead over Maria Urquiola of Bethune-Cookman College in the independent women’s division after carding an 11-over-par 83.

In the Independent men’s division, Steven Frazier, representing the University of Houston and Vincent Johnson from Oregon State University, share the 18-hole lead at 2-under par 70.

“It was a roller-coaster round,” said Frazier, a junior from Houston, Texas. “Despite hitting every green in regulation, my putter was really cold on the front nine and I missed a lot of short putts. I got hot on the back nine and the highlight of my round came at hole No. 17 when I made a 35-foot putt for my fifth birdie on the back nine.”

Over 170 contestants from 36 colleges and universities, representing 13 countries comprise the field for the 2007 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. State Farm Insurance and The Golf Channel have combined to produce a one-hour Championship highlight programs, which will air on June 6 at 3:00 P.M. EDT and on June 23 at 4:00 P.M. EDT.

The major renovations to both the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses were designed by Tom Fazio. The updates to the courses include a conversion of all putting surfaces, the restoration of bunkers, the addition of landscape around the course and drainage improvements. Both courses have received major accolades over the last few years. The Ryder Course was rated the past two years as one of the “Top 50 Courses for Women” by Golf for Women magazine. The Wanamaker Course has been listed in Golf Digest’s “Best New Affordable Courses in America” and in Golf Magazine’s “The Top 10 Courses You Can Play in Florida.

“The PGA of America is proud to host the 21st Minority Collegiate Golf Championship,” said PGA of America President Brian Whitcomb. “The PGA Golf Club is a wonderful venue and we are so pleased to have the student athletes competing here for a 10th consecutive year.”

The PGA of America is the world's largest working sports organization comprised of 28,000 men and women golf Professionals who are the recognized experts in growing, teaching and managing the game of golf while serving millions of people throughout its 41 PGA Sections nationwide. Since its founding in 1916, The PGA of America has enhanced its leadership position in a $62 billion-a-year industry by growing the game of golf through its premier spectator events, world-class education and training programs, significant philanthropic outreach initiatives, and award-winning golf promotions. Today's PGA Professional is the public's link to the game, serving an essential role in the operation of golf facilities throughout the country.

The 21st PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship
The PGA Golf Club
Ryder and Wanamaker Courses
Port St. Lucie, Fla.
May 11-13



DIVISION I TEAM

1 Texas Pan American 286
2 Armen Kirakossian 34-35--69
T 6 Colin Norris 36--35--71
T 6 Shane Pearce 34-37--71
T 26 Kyle Tudi 37-38--75
T 32 High Wongchindawest 37-39--76

2 Florida A&M Univ. 288
1 James Petty 35-33--68
T 3 Jason Still 35-35--70
T 13 Doug Smith 38-34--72
T 40 Stanley Wilson 40-38--78
T 44 Gallop Franklin 38-41—79

3 Savannah State U. 290
T 6 Jon Lehman 36-35--71
T 13 Zac Gelow 35-37--72
T 13 Riley Baxter 36-36--72
T 26 Billy Daly 37-38--75
T 26 Jamie Montgomery 36-39--75

4 Bethune-Cookman Col. 292
T 6 Daniel Venema 35-36--71
T 13 Carl Corbin 38-34--72
T 22 Greg Goad 37-37--74
T 26 Troy Coker 39-36--75
T 34 Juan Ronderos 40-37--77

5 Southern University 293
T 6 Dustin Thompson 38-33--71
T 13 Gregory Alex Scott 33-39--72
T 13 Patrick Phillips 36-36--72
T 40 Brette Maynard 39-39--78
48 Ervin Nixon 38-43--81

6 Jackson State Univ. 295
T 3 Raul Cortes 34-36--70
21 Michael Chappell 37-36--73
T 26 Reggie Newton 36-39--75
T 34 Michael Bailey 39-38--77
T 34 Rodney Mundia 38-39--77

7 Texas Southern U. 296
T 3 Jacob Sriven 33-37--70
T 22 Devon Robinson 39-35--74
T 22 Riccardo Davis 37-37--74
T 40 John P. Thornton 39-39--78
47 Corey Woodard 39-41--80

8 South Carolina State 298
T 13 Aaron Robinson 38-34--72
T 22 Robert A. Biggers 37-37--74
T 26 Hector Arroyaue 38-37--75
T 34 Cory Jozefiak 39-38--77
T 40 Matthew Gilliard 37-41--78

9 Alabama State U. 304
T 6 Devin Crenshaw 34-37--71
T 13 Todd Hutcheson 33-39--72
T 44 Brendan Prouse 37-42--79
T 49 Kyle Demester 39-43--82
55 Myron Miles 41-44--85

10 Alabama A & M 318
T 6 Tyler Kirby 37-34--71
T 34 Nigel Hoover 39-38--77
T 52 Roderick Jackson 42-42--84
56 Larry Benson Dorse 44-42--86
58 William Miller 48-45--93

11 Hampton University 321
T 34 Reggie Robinson 40-37--77
T 44 Gene Fletcher 41-38--79
T 49 Christopher Frazier 38-44--82
51 Dominic Dinkins 43-40--83
T 52 Jared Williams 41-43--84

12 Winston-Salem St. U 360
T 32 Joshua Vogler 39-37--76
T 52 Jerell Fields 41-43--84
57 Steven Mason 45-45--90
59 Corey Toole 58-52--110
60 Berhane Yohannes 55-60--115

DIVISION II TEAM

1 Fayetteville St. U. 285
1 Derek Scott 32-36--68
T 2 Ian Milne 35-36--71
T 2 Joel Lynn 36-35--71
T 9 Jeremy Ringled 38-37--75
T 16 Brandon Smith 42-36--78

2 Morehouse College 301
T 2 Philip Allen 36-35--71
T 9 Bilal Numan 37-38--75
T 12 Esquire Ward 34-42--76
T 20 Edward Hills 38-41--79
T 22 Steven Wooten 41-39--80

3 Lincoln University 303
5 Dan Frost 36-37--73
T 12 Kortland Ware 37-39--76
T 14 Rodolfo Gamino 39-38--77
T 14 Keith Ware 40-37--77
T 20 Aaron Murphy 40-39--79

4 Virginia State U. 316
T 6 Jerel Whiting 36-38--74
T 6 Greg Hunt 40-34--74
T 16 Kalani Britos 42-36--78
33 Brandon Williams 46-44--90

5 Paine College 320
T 9 Eric Stallings 36-39--75
T 16 Chauncey Davis 41-37--78
T 26 Antwan Hawthorne 42-40--82
T 28 Ryan Oden 42-43--85

6 St. Augustine's Col. 331
T 6 Julius Wells 36-38--74
T 22 Aaron Oliver 38-42--80
T 30 Larry Whiteside 45-41--86
34 Justin Scunlock 44-47--91

7 Kentucky State U. 341
T 26 Nick Morrow 44-38--82
T 28 James Andersen 41-44--85
T 30 Marcus Pipes 42-44--86
32 Patrick Lawrence 42-46--88
35 Walker Kinne 46-46--92

8 N. Carolina Central 358
T 16 Maylon James Fowler 35-43--78
25 Chris Winters 40-41--81
39 Cameron Singleton 49-49--98
40 DeAndres Royal 48-53--101
42 Maurice Roseboro 55-73--128

9 Johnson C. Smith U. 368
T 22 Enobong Udo 39-41--80
36 Jamaal A. Brown 46-48--94
T 37 Herbert L. Collins 51-46--97
T 37 Julien Polk 47-50--97
41 George Harkess 56-57--113

NAIA DIVISION

1 Johnson & Wales U-FL 283
T 1 Dave Tobon 35-33--68
T 1 Shawn Scott 35-33--68
4 Jess Houston 38-35--73
5 David Vanegas 39-35--74
T 7 Daniel Weisenberg 38-39--77

2 Edward Waters Coll. 302
3 Brendon Ehlers 35-34--69
6 Brad Morrison 35-40--75
T 7 Sam Aiden 42-35--77
9 Kyle Lofin 38-43--81
10 Dwayne Cormier 46-42--88

WOMEN’S DIVISION

1 Bethune-Cookman Col. 312
1 Fern Grimshaw 39-37--76
2 Ebonie Burgess 38-39--77
3 Matilda Creime 41-37--78
7 Becky Dowell 42-39--81
T 9 Maria Garrido 40-43--83

2 Texas-Pan American 324
4 Mariale Camey 40-39--79
T 5 Elizabeth Rodriguez 37-43--80
8 Rebecca DeLeon 40-42--82
T 9 Jennifer Marks 39-44--83
T 9 Bronwyn Sandberg 39-44--83

3 South Carolina St. 354
T 5 Addi McLaren 42-38--80
12 Geneva Mackey 42-42--84
14 Jennie McCollum 43-51--94
T 15 Danielle Williams 45-51--96
20 Alexis Abrams 57-61--118

4 Hampton University 386
13 Lauren Davis 43-47--90
T 15 Britney Alford 44-52--96
T 17 Aisha Barnes 50-50--100
T 17 Christina Cheek 51-49--100
19 Antoinese Hill 57-57--114


MEN’S INDEPENDENT DIVISION

T 1 Steven Frazier Houston 37-33--70
T 1 Vincent Johnson Oregon St. 35-35--70
3 James Stewart NM ST PGM 38-36--74
T 4 Sergio Ednesss Jnsn&WlsFL 40-35--75
T 4 Christopher Nireto NM ST PGM 38-37--75
T 4 Omar Whittaker NM ST PGM 38-37--75
T 7 Jose Gutierrez Louisbg CC 38-38--76
T 7 Tyler Jaramillo NM ST PGM 38-38--76
T 7 Anthony Romero NM ST PGM 39-37--76
10 Henry Stetina NM ST PGM 41-36--77
11 Willie Mack Beth-Cookm 39-39--78
12 Julian Gil Jnsn&WlsFL 42-37--79
T 13 Justin Ford Clemson 39-41--80
T 13 Josue' Garza Louisbg CC 44-36--80
15 Kevin Lyles Fay'vil.St 43-38--81
T 16 Galen Aldrich Benedict 46-36--82
T 16 Frederico Castillo NM ST PGM 40-42--82
18 Devon Reymond Grambling 46-37--83
19 Charlo Riney Ed. Waters 42-42--84
20 Jose Bautista NM ST PGM 44-41--85
21 Steve Hogan Creighton 45-42--87
22 Shane Phillips Tx. South. 47-41--88
23 Clarone Mitchner St. Pauls 44-46--90
24 Brennan Thomas S Carolina 43-50--93

WOMEN’S INDEPENDENT DIVISION

1 Georgette Rollo Tx Souther 45-38--83
2 Maria Urquiola BCC 41-44--85
3 Sara Young Florida St 40-46--86
4 Deztany Jackson ODU 41-46--87
5 Ashleigh Anderson Florida St 41-48--89
6 Melissa Uriegas Tx-Pan Am 43-48--91
7 Tiffany Mason VA St, Uni 50-52--102
8 Shalice Sabra Benedict 56-63--119
9 Kellie Ross Baldwn-Wal 60-61--121
10 Cynthia Jordan Benedict 73-74--147
11 Letricia Carter Benedict 84-80--164
WD Aja Trotter Benedict

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