B-CU Men's and Women's Golf Teams Win Championships
May 16, 2008
The Bethune-Cookman University Men’s and Women’s Golf Teams captured the Division I titles in the 22nd Professional Golf Association (PGA) Minority Collegiate Golf Championships. The Men’s team was able to beat out 12 other teams including perennial golf powerhouses Jackson State and Texas-Pan American who finished second and third respectively. The Wildcats were led by Carl Corbin who posted the best score of the weekend finishing at -7 under par after shooting a 68 and 69 in the final two rounds. Corbin was one of only two players to record a round score of par or better in all three rounds and the only player with two rounds under par to lead the Wildcats to victory.
“I really wanted to play well for the team this week and come out on top, since we have come so close the past couple of years.” said Corbin, a senior from Reading, England The B-CU Women’s team won the tournament for the 3rd year in a row. The Lady Wildcats had five players that finished in the top 10 including overall individual champion Becky Dowell who finished with a +9 over par, one stroke ahead of Mariale Carney from Texas Pan-American, for the tournament. The Lady Wildcats won the tournament by 16 shots dominating the tournament for the third straight year. Head Coach Dr. Gary Freeman was very pleased with the performance of both teams at the tournament. “I am very satisfied with the overall performance of my team at this Championship, I have a super group of kids that I am able to coach and it was a privilege to watch them play this week” said the proud coach. Coach Freeman was especially happy for the Men’s team who won after finishing in 2nd place last year. “The boys team knew they could do better than last year,” said Freeman. “A few of the boys have not had a chance to be on a championship team before, so that is very satisfying.” The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship Tournament took place this year at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
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Founded in 1904 by Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement. B-CU offers baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors through six academic schools – Arts & Humanities; Business; Education; Nursing; Science, Engineering and Mathematics; and Social Sciences – and maintains intercollegiate athletic programs and instrumental and choral groups that have achieved national recognition. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of more than 3,400.