|CAMPBELL FINISHES SECOND, MEN FIFTH AT PGA MINORITY GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP|
|Written by Administrator|
|Thursday, 17 May 2012 09:39|
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – Mia Campbell finished second, while the Alabama State men’s team finished fifth in the final round of the PGA Minority Golf Championship, presented by Brown Capital Management.
Campbell shot a final round 78, finishing just two strokes behind with a three-day total of 241 (83-80-78) on the Ryder Course (par 72, 6,030 yards).
The 2012 SWAC Champion men’s team posted a final round score of 307 to finish with a combined score of 919 (301-311-307) on the Wanamaker Course (par 72, 6,830 yards). Scott Benson shot 1-under par 71 and John Montgomery even par on the final day to pace Alabama State. Benson had an overall score of 221 (77-73-71), two strokes ahead of Montgomery’s 223 (74-77-72). Robert Grant’s 236 (73-79-84) and Joseph Killebrew’s 239 (77-82-80) rounded out the scoring for the Hornets.
In men’s individual play, Joseph Morrison, Corey Price and Barry Davis finished 8th, T-9th, and 11th respectively, each with strong final round performances. Morrison shot a final round 80 for a score of 243 (82-81-80). Price shot 75 on Sunday to post an overall score of 245 (88-82-75), one stroke ahead of teammate Davis’ 246 (78-89-79).
“We played well enough to win the tournament,” head coach Dr. Gary Grandison said. “We were unfortunate to have an injury after the first round began. If the injured player (Jose Rodriguez) had shot his typical scores, we could have won the tournament. ASU should be proud of our golfers. They likely have earned TV coverage on Golf Channel in the tournament highlights show this summer. ‘Mighty Mouse’ (Campbell) battled a solid player from Xavier, Scott and John contended, and Kille (Killebrew) was in the building. Our individuals had a couple of decent rounds, and revealed their potential.”
The tournament highlights show will air on Golf Channel Monday, June 18 at 7 p.m., Monday, July 2 at 2 p.m. and Tuesday, August 14 at 10 a.m. (all times central).
GOLF TEAMS HAVE STRONG OPENING ROUND AT PGA MINORITY CHAMPIONSHIP
PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. – The Alabama State golf teams had a strong opening round in day one of the 54-hole PGA Minority Golf Championship, presented by Brown Capital Management.
The men’s team is in second place after the opening 18 with a team score of 301, only seven shots behind leader Texas-Pan American on the Wanamaker Course (par 72, 6,830 yards). Robert Grant led Alabama State shooting 73, tied for the second-lowest score in the opening round. John Montgomery shot 74, and Scott Benson and Joseph Killebrew each posted 77s for Alabama State, while Jose Rodriguez shot 85.
“In windy conditions on this stage, that was a decent score,” head coach Dr. Gary Grandison said. “The beautiful thing is we left a lot of shots out there. There’s room for improvement, so for us to shoot 301 and in second place at this stage and this level of competition is pleasing. However, tomorrow is moving day again. We hope to improve on our position tomorrow, continue to push and clean up some of the mistakes we made.”
In the individual women’s competition, Mia Campbell is the clubhouse leader with an opening round 83, carrying a one-shot lead into Saturday’s round on the Ryder Course (par 72, 6,030 yards).
“Mia definitely did not play well and up to her ability,” Grandison said. “She’s not satisfied with her performance. We’ve mentioned before about her up side and she has the right attitude. We are building off of her attitude and her effort. We’re pleased with her performance, but we hope she can play a lot better Saturday.”
Barry Davis is in fifth place in the individual men’s competition, posting a 78, four shots behind the leader.
“Barry has been on our travelling squad all year and this is his first tournament,” Grandison said. “I activated him recently because he decided he really wants to remain a Hornet and he’s committed to Alabama State. Based on that commitment and his character, I decided to activate him. He also earned a 4.0 GPA for the spring semester. So for him to play so well – his back nine was really good and he putted well – is a testament to his character and his work ethic.”