Jun 20, 2012
Fayetteville, N.C. — No program has been more dominant in the 26-year history of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship than the Fayetteville State Broncos. You’ve read all about in the newspapers and on the internet; now you will have the opportunity to see highlights of the program on national television. The Golf Channel will feature the 2012 PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Highlight Show on Wednesday, June 20 at 10:00 pm, Monday, July 2 at 3:00 pm, and Tuesday, August 14 at 11:00 am. All times are Eastern.
The Golf Channel will air highlights of the three-day event presented by Brown Capital Management; which will include interviews from various players and individual winners. The Division II Individual Low Medalist was Fayetteville State’s Jacob Barge, after carding a three-day total of 3-under 213.
Barge is the second straight Fayetteville State golfer to win the PGA Minority medalist title. Last season freshmen John Michael Cole, who transferred to Appalachian State, won the championship in 2011.
Fayetteville State put the finishing touches on a sterling weekend of golf at The PGA Golf Club's Ryder Course, firing a final-round 303 to win its record seventh Minority championship, routing the field by a staggering 36 strokes over second-place Lincoln (Mo.).
Fayetteville State has a rich history at the Minority championship, winning it four straight times from 2006 to 2009. The Broncos also captured the title in 1995 and 1996, and their six championships entering this season were the most in the history of the event (St. Augustine's won five straight from 1990-94). It is the fifth time this season Fayetteville State has won a tournament.
This year marks the 26th playing of the tournament, which originated in November 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament. It has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.