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Bethune-Cookman sweeps PGA Minority Collegiate Titles
Christian Hovstadius of Bethune-Cookman <br>(Bethune-Cookman Athletics Photo)
Christian Hovstadius of Bethune-Cookman
(Bethune-Cookman Athletics Photo)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (May 14, 2017) - There was no doubt that the 2017 PGA Minority Collegiate belonged to the men's and women's Bethune-Cookman teams.

In the Men's Division Bethune-Cookman took a comfortable lead on day one and never looked back finishing 11-over and as the 16-stroke winners.

The Bethune-Cookman lineup this weekend consisted of Sam Sloman, Christian Hovstadius, Daniel Brennan, Marcus Sundlof and Joel Ramirez.

Incarnate Word finished second at 27-over, Savannah State University was third, Tennessee State University took fourth while in fifth it was NC Central University.

The win in the Women's Division for Bethune-Cookman was a dominant one as the Wildcats posted a 54-hole total of 25-over to win by 30 shots over runner-up Incarnate Word who finished 55-over.

Chicago State University took third, North Carolina A&T State was fourth while in fifth it was Hampton University.

Competing this weekend for Bethune-Cookman were Mackenzie Butzer, Alejandra Sanchez, Yudika Rodriguez, Shamiso Hatchard and Saraid Ruiz.

INDIVIDUAL PLAY

In the Men's Division UConn's Nabeel Khan captured the title with an 8-under showing. The five shot winner opened with a 1-under 71 on Friday and then closed with rounds of 3-under 69 and 4-under 68. During the final round Khan birdied seven-times against three bogeys. His best stretch golf came from Nos. 10-13 when he birdied three-times.

Siyan Liu (Palm Beach Atlantic University) was the only other player to finish under-par at 3-under, Devery Stewart (Corban University) was third at 6-over, John Hulede (Towson University) took fourth at 12-over and in fifth it was Isaac Calderon (Corban University) at 13-over.

Tiana Jones of Maryland Eastern Shore claimed the title by finishing 16-over. In the final round Jones carded her only birdie of the final round on the 3rd hole.

Kaitlyn Rose (University of West Alabama) was five shots back in second place at 21-over, Kendall Dunovant (Whitman College) was third, Tasneem Ward (Savannah State University) took fourth while Gaby Rivera-Garcia (Chowan University) was fifth.

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