The Golf Channel will be airing highlights of the 25th annual PGA of America Minority Collegiate Golf Classic, a golf championship tournament that featured 40 NCAA schools, including several historically-Black colleges/universities.
Golf Channel began airing the highlights on June 29, with its premiere airing show scheduled during primetime TV hours at 8 p.m. Three more airings of the highlights are scheduled to show at different dates and times throughout the next year (Golf Channel has not yet listed the future airings).
The actual 54-hole PGA of America Minority Collegiate Golf Classic, presented by first-year sponsor Brown Capital Management, occurred on May 6-8 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla. The men’s Division I championship title was claimed by Bethune-Cookman College, an HBCU member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC), with 887 total points, 12 strokes ahead of University of Texas-Pan American.
University of Texas-Pan American’s women’s team performed slightly better than the men, claiming the women’s Division I title with 921 points. They edged University of Hampton’s women’s team, who finished in second place; Bethune-Cookman’s women’s team finished third.
Virginia State University, another HBCU, won the Division II title, beating out Lincoln University, the oldest east coast Black college in the NCAA.
Brown Capital Management (BCM) took the role of “presenting sponsor,” replacing the previous sponsorship by State Farm Insurance. Founded by Eddie Brown in 1983 in Baltimore, Md., BCM is an investment management firm that manages investment programs for serious long-term investors. BCM is one of the country’s oldest African-American owned investment management firms.