Friday, May 12, 2017

PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship changing the face of golf

PORT ST. LUCIE, Florida — The PGA of America is hosting one of the more culturally significant tournaments played at the collegiate level. The 31st annual PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship has now become more competitive than ever.

"I used to grow up watching this tournament," says Dante Davis of the defending champions Bethune Cookman University. "Now to have the opportunity to play in it, and to defend the Championship is a great honor."

And as the defending men's and women's team champions from Bethune Cookman prepare for a battle on the golf course, the competition itself is just part of what the tournament is all about.\

"I see more people like me here playing," says Cameron Riley of the FAMU golf team. "Golf is really a white dominated sport, so when you see minorities playing it makes you feel more at home and welcome."

It's uniquely amazing for Abhinav Walia, the first ever collegiate golfer from Zambia, a small country in Central Africa.


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