32nd Edition of most culturally significant Championship in golf hosted at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida
The 32nd PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, the most diverse and culturally significant Championship in golf, will take place May 10th-13th on the Ryder and Wanamaker Courses at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The 54-hole PGA Minority Collegiate Championship is a stroke-play event contested across six divisions: NCAA Men’s Division I, Men’s Division II, Men’s NAIA, an overall Women’s Division (team), Men’s Individual and Women’s Individual.
While many of the participating teams represent historically black colleges and universities, the individual competition is open to any minority men and women student-athletes playing collegiate golf at the Division I, Division II or NAIA levels, or participants who are enrolled in one of the PGA of America’s PGA Golf Management University Programs.
One of the most important aspects of tournament week is the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship’s Career Expo, where participating student-athletes learn about employment prospects in the global golf business as well as opportunities beyond golf.
This year’s Championship also marks the return of Loritz “Scooter” Clark, PGA, who was recently named Manager of the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship. A prime example of the career opportunities available to participants in the event, Clark’s involvement dates back to 1987, when he played in the inaugural Championship.
Clark also enjoyed tremendous success as the Director of Intercollegiate Golf at Bethune-Cookman University, where his men’s and women’s teams collectively won 10 PGA Minority Collegiate Championship Division I titles, the most in the history of the Championship. As the event’s manager, Clark is focused on driving greater engagement among colleges and universities nationwide while promoting diversity and providing opportunities - both on and off the course - for the Championship field.
“I am proud to return and manage the PGA Minority Collegiate Championship, especially considering how much this event has impacted my career in golf,” said Clark. “Each year this showcase gets stronger—especially with the quality of players participating, and the involvement of national corporations and organizations in the career fair. These golf-industry businesses provide unmatched networking and career counseling to our outstanding student-athletes.”
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