Onnidan Online Logo

Texas Pan-American captures 2nd consecutive PGA Div I Minority Golf Championship
Fayetteville State repeats as Div II Champ

May 13, 2007

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The University of Texas Pan American from Edinburg, Texas, made a furious back-nine comeback to capture the Division I Men’s Team Championship for the second consecutive year at the 2007 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship. The Broncs began the day 6-shots back of second-round leader Florida A&M University from Tallahassee, but were able to retain the Championship by firing a 1-over-par 289 for a Championship-total 6-over-par 870. Bethune-Cookman College from Daytona Beach, Fla. shot a 2-under 286 today to take second place with a 3-day-total of 871. Florida A&M University slipped to third place with a Championship-total of 872.

PGA Photo
Jason Still

Senior Jason Still from Lawnside, N.J., carded a tournament-low 6-under-par 66 to capture theMen’s Division I Individual Medalist honors. Daniel Venema from Ormond Beach, Fla., began the day 1-stroke off the pace, and fired his third consecutive sub-par round with a 71, to secure second place in the Championship.

“I didn’t putt well during my first two rounds, but today that came around and I was able to shoot a really low score,” said Still, a Business Administration major. “This is the best championship that we compete in each year and I am proud to be a part of it.”

In Division II, Fayetteville State University in N.C., shot a final round 4-under-par 284 to secure their second consecutive Championship, tallying a three-round total of 12-under-par 852. They broke the 54-hole record previously held by Johnson & Wales University in 2003, when the Wildcats shot 853. Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo. secured second place after finishing with a three-day-total of a 25-over-par 889. Morehouse College of Atlanta, Ga., finished third with a 904.

Derek Scott, a junior from Hope Mills, N.C., shot a final-round 2-under-par 70 to win the Division II Individual Medalist honors by one stroke over teammate Joel Lynn, a freshman from Fayetteville, who carded a final round 1-over-par 71 and by 4-strokes over Ian Milne, a senior from Fayetteville, who fired a final round 3-under-par 69.

PGA Photo
Fayetteville State University Golf: L-R, Bud Taylor-PGA, Coach Raymond McDougal, Joel Lynn, Derek Scott, Kevin Lyles, Brandon Smith, Jeremy Ringled and Ian Milne

“Our team really came together this week,” said Scott, who finished in a tie for second place in the 2006 Championship. “We could not be more pleased with the result and this is an experience we hope to build on in the future.”

In the NAIA Division, Johnson & Wales University of North Miami, Fla., won for the second consecutive year, defeating Edward Waters College of Jacksonville, Fla., by 31-strokes. The Wildcats were led by senior Shawn Scott of Melrose, Mass., who recorded a 3-day-total of 4-under-par 212 to claim the Individual Championship over Brendon Ehlers of Evanston, Wyo., and teammate David Tobon of Medellin, Columbia.

In the Women’s Division, Bethune-Cookman College of Daytona Beach, Fla., successfully defended their title with a Championship-total of 913. The University of Texas Pan-American finished in second with a 950 and South Carolina State University of Orangeburg, S.C., finished in third place with a 1052.

“I am so happy for these women as they really played well all weekend,” said Coach Dr. Gary Freeman, who is in his ninth year coaching both the men’s and women’s golf team. “We love coming down here because it is close to home and The PGA of America runs the tournament so smoothly. We can not wait to compete next year.”

In the Independent Men’s Division, Vincent Johnson, a junior from Oregon State University in Corvallis, fired a blistering 4-under-par 68 in the final round to finish 12-strokes clear of second-place finishers Willie Mack III, a freshman Physical Education major from Bethune-Cookman College, Anthony Romero, a Professional Golf Management major from Socorro, N.M., and Steven Frazier, a junior from Houston, Texas.

“The wind fell off today so I was able to be more aggressive around the course,” said Johnson, who participated in his first PGA Minority Championship. “This was a great experience for me and I look forward to making it back next year to defend my title.”

PGA Photo
Georgette Rolle

In the Independent Women’s Division, Georgette Rolle, a senior from Nassau, Bahamas defeated Sara Young, a junior from Jacksonville, Fla., after birding the first playoff hole to claim the 2007 title. Young made up 3-shots during the final round to tie after 54-holes and forced a playoff, but Rolle’s putter finally caught fire as she sank a 12-foot birdie on the 500-yard par-5 hole No. 1 of the Wanamaker Course at The PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

“The last few holes were pretty rough, but I was able to make the most important putt of the tournament,” said Rolle, who fired a 9-over-par 81. “I love this tournament and am glad to have made the trip back to Florida after missing out on the tournament the past few years.”

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

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.



Final-Round Scores

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 University of Texas-Pan American 286-295-289--870
T 3 Colin Norris 71-71-73--215
T 5 Armen Kirakossian 69-73-74--216
T 11 Shane Pearce 71-75-71--217
19 Kyle Tudi 75-76-71--222
T 32 High Wongchindawest 76-77-75--228

2 Bethune-Cookman College 292-293-286--871
2 Daniel Venema 71-70-71--212
T 5 Carl Corbin 72-74-70--216
T 13 Troy Coker 75-71-73--219
T 29 Juan Ronderos 77-78-72--227
T 39 Greg Goad 74-82-77--233

3 Florida A&M University 288-287-297--872
1 Jason Still 70-73-66--209
T 5 James Petty 68-72-76--216
T 5 Doug Smith 72-71-73--216
T 41 Gallop Franklin 79-71-84--234
43 Stanley Wilson 78-75-82--235

4 Jackson State University 295-289-291--875
T 3 Raul Cortes 70-70-75--215
T 5 Reggie Newton 75-71-70--216
T 20 Michael Bailey 77-71-75--223
T 25 Rodney Mundia 77-77-71--225
T 34 Michael Chappell 73-79-77--229

5 Southern University 293 294 300 887
T 11 Patrick Phillips 72 72 73 217
16 Gregory Alex Scott 72 72 76 220
T 20 Dustin Thompson 71 76 76 223
T 29 Brette Maynard 78 74 75 227
T 49 Ervin Nixon 81 86 80 247

6 Texas Southern University 296-305-289--890
T 5 Devon Robinson 74-71-71--216
T 13 Jacob Sriven 70-78-71--219
T 27 John P. Thornton 78-78-70--226
T 41 Riccardo Davis 74-78-82--234
T 47 Corey Woodard 80-82-77--239

7 Savannah State University 290-302-300--892
T 13 Jon Lehman 71-71-77--219
T 17 Zac Gelow 72-77-72--221
T 20 Riley Baxter 72-76-75--223
37 Billy Daly 75-78-77--230
T 39 Jamie Montgomery 75-82-76--233

8 South Carolina State University 298-294-308--900
T 23 Hector Arroyaue 75-71-78--224
T 25 Aaron Robinson 72-78-75--225
T 27 Cory Jozefiak 77-71-78--226
T 34 Matthew Gilliard 78-74-77--229
T 47 Robert A. Biggers 74-79-86--239

9 Alabama State University 304-307-302--913
T 17 Todd Hutcheson 72-78-71--221
T 32 Devin Crenshaw 71-77-80--228
T 34 Kyle Demester 82-73-74--229
T 45 Brendan Prouse 79-79-80--238
T 49 Myron Miles 85-85-77--247

10 Alabama A & M University 318-326-306--950
T 23 Tyler Kirby 71-78-75--224
38 Nigel Hoover 77-81-74--232
T 49 Roderick Jackson 84-85-78--247
T 49 Larry Benson Dorse 86-82-79--247
58 William Miller 93-93-89--275

11 Hampton University 321-324-320--965
44 Reggie Robinson 77-84-76--237
T 45 Gene Fletcher 79-79-80--238
T 49 Christopher Frazier 82-78-87--247
55 Dominic Dinkins 83-83-82--248
57 Jared Williams 84-86-82--252

12 Winston-Salem State University 360-351-329--1040
T 29 Joshua Vogler 76-75-76--227
T 49 Steven Mason 90-80-77--247
56 Jerell Fields 84-90-77--251
59 Corey Toole 110-106-99--315
60 Berhane Yohannes 115-111-120—346

DIVISION II TEAM
1 Fayetteville State University 285-283-284--852
1 Derek Scott 68-70-70--208
2 Joel Lynn 71-67-71--209
3 Ian Milne 71-72-69--212
8 Jeremy Ringled 75-74-74--223
13 Brandon Smith 78-75-75--228

2 Lincoln University 303-296-290--889
T 5 Rodolfo Gamino 77-69-73 219
T 5 Kortland Ware 76-75-68--219
7 Dan Frost 73-75-73--221
17 Aaron Murphy 79-77-76--232
23 Keith Ware 77-78-83--238

3 Morehouse College 301-304-299--904
4 Philip Allen 71-74-71--216
T 14 Steven Wooten 80-76-73--229
16 Bilal Numan 75-76-80--231
19 Edward Hills 79-78-77--234
22 Esquire Ward 76-83-78--237

4 Paine College 320-303-325--948
T 9 Antwan Hawthorne 82-69-74--225
T 14 Eric Stallings 75-71-83--229
27 Chauncey Davis 78-85-83--246
28 Ryan Oden 85-78-85--248

5 Virginia State University 316-320-315--951
T 9 Jerel Whiting 74-76-75--225
T 9 Greg Hunt 74-76-75--225
T 24 Kalani Britos 78-82-79--239
33 Brandon Williams 90-86-86--262

6 St. Augustine's College 331-313-336--980
12 Julius Wells 74-74-79--227
26 Aaron Oliver 80-76-84--240
T 29 Larry Whiteside 86-78-85--249
34 Justin Scunlock 91-85-88--264

7 Kentucky State University 341-316-333--990
T 20 Nick Morrow 82-75-79--236
T 29 Walker Kinne 92-78-79--249
31 James Andersen 85-81-87--253
32 Marcus Pipes 86-82-88--256
35 Patrick Lawrence 88-93-88--269

8 North Carolina Central University 358-346-327--1031
18 Chris Winters 81-77-75--233
T 24 Maylon James Fowler 78-81-80--239
36 Cameron Singleton 98-96-81--275
T 39 DeAndres Royal 101-92-91--284
42 Maurice Roseboro 128-120-115--363

9 Johnson C. Smith University 368-351-359--1078
T 20 Enobong Udo 80-79-77--236
37 Jamaal A. Brown 94-89-93--276
38 Julien Polk 97-94-91--282
T 39 Herbert L. Collins 97-89-98--284
41 George Harkess 113-122-123--358


NAIA DIVISION
1 Johnson & Wales University 283-287-297--867
1 Shawn Scott 68-72-72--212
3 Dave Tobon 68-72-78--218
T 4 David Vanegas 74-74-72--220
T 6 Jess Houston 73-73-75--221
8 Daniel Weisenberg 77-70-80--227

2 Edward Waters College 302-294-302--898
2 Brendon Ehlers 69-69-77--215
T 4 Sam Aiden 77-71-72--220
T 6 Brad Morrison 75-72-74--221
9 Kyle Lofin 81-82-81--244
10 Dwayne Cormier 88-89-79--256

WOMEN’S DIVISION
1 Bethune-Cookman College 312-299-302--913
1 Ebonie Burgess 77-76-71--224
2 Matilda Creime 78-72-78--228
4 Becky Dowell 81-74-79--234
5 Fern Grimshaw 76-77-82--235
6 Maria Garrido 83 79 74--236

2 University of Texas-Pan American 324-314-312--950
3 Elizabeth Rodriguez 80-75-77--232
7 Rebecca DeLeon 82-80-76--238
8 Mariale Camey 79-81-79--239
T 10 Jennifer Marks 83-85-80--248
T 10 Bronwyn Sandberg 83-78-87--248

3 South Carolina State University 354-345-353--1052
9 Addi McLaren 80-88-79--247
12 Geneva Mackey 84-81-87--252
14 Jennie McCollum 94-91-85--270
15 Danielle Williams 96-85-102--283
20 Alexis Abrams 118-110-102--330

4 Hampton University 386-374-378--1138
13 Lauren Davis 90-92-87--269
16 Aisha Barnes 100-94-92--286
17 Christina Cheek 100-94-96--290
18 Britney Alford 96-94-104--294
19 Antoinese Hill 114-105-103--322

INDEPENDENT MEN’S DIVISION
1 Vincent Johnson Oregon State 70-72-68--210
2 Willie Mack III Bethune-Cookman College 78-71-73--222
Steven Frazier University of Houston 70-75-77--222
Anthony Romero New Mexico State University 76-73-73--222
5 Jose Gutierrez Louisberg College 76-75-72--223
6 Sergio Ednesss Johnson & Wales University 75-78-72--225
Omar Whittaker New Mexico State University 75-77-73--225
8 James Stewart New Mexico State University 74-76-77--227
9 Tyler Jaramillo New Mexico State University 76-75-79--230
Christopher Nireto New Mexico State University 75-80-75--230
11 Henry Stetina New Mexico State University 77-79-75--231
12 Kevin Lyles Fayetteville State University 81-78-73--232
13 Galen Aldrich Benedict College 82-84-72--238
14 Julian Gil Johnson & Wales University 79-84-76--239
15 Justin Ford Clemson University 80-88-75--243
16 Frederico Castillo New Mexico State University 82-89-73--244
17 Josue' Garza Louisberg College 80-82-84--246
18 Devon Reymond Grambling State University 83-80-86--249
19 Shane Phillips Texas Southern University 88-80-82--250
20 Steve Hogan Creighton 87-91-78--256
21 Charlo Riney Edward Waters College 84-84-90--258
22 Jose Bautista New Mexico State University 85-79-96--260
23 Clarone Mitchner St. Paul’s College90-95-91--276
WD Brennan Thomas South Carolina State University 93-WD—WD

INDEPENDENT WOMEN’S DIVISION
** 1 Georgette Rolle Texas Southern University 83-77-81--241
2 Sara Young Florida State University 86-77-78--241
T 3 Maria Urquiola Bethune-Cookman College 85-87-79--251
T 3 Deztany Jackson Old Dominion University 87-81-83--251
5 Melissa Uriegas University of Texas-Pan American 91-84-83--258
6 Ashleigh Anderson Florida State University 89-90-84--263
7 Tiffany Mason Virginia State University 102-113-98--313
8 Shalice Sabra Benedict College119-119-119--357
9 Kellie Ross Baldwin Wallace College 121-125-124--370
10 Cynthia Jordan Benedict College 147-146-130--423
WD Letricia Carter Benedict College 164-WD--WD
WD Aja Trotter Benedict College WD-WD--WD

** Won on the first sudden-death playoff hole

 

Onnidan Owl
Front Page
Paper
Newsroom Index