Rams Golfers Move Up to Fourth at 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Championship
May 7, 2011
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - The Winston-Salem State Rams had a much better day at the 25th PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship presented by Brown Capital Management. After placing fifth among NCAA Division II teams at the tournament, the Rams improved their efforts by 11 strokes and moved up to fourth place in the tournament.
"We played much better today than we did yesterday and we're looking for an even better effort tomorrow," WSSU head golf coach Robert Bethea said. "We had some great performances by some of our golfers today. We just need some others to step up as well."
On the second day of the tournament, the Rams posted a team total of 317, outdistancing yesterday's 328 by 11 strokes. The WSSU tandem of freshman Zachary Sheets and sophomore Glendon Mabe led the way for the Rams as Mabe carded a team-best 71 on the second day while Sheets was a close 72.
Currently, the Rams sit 24 strokes off of the lead, which is currently held by fellow Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) member Lincoln (Pa.). "If we continue to make the improvements like we've been making, we'll be competing for the title when this tournament ends," Bethea added. "We just need our players to go out and be golfers instead of just playing golf."
The Rams will close out the tournament tomorrow with the final round. For more information on WSSU golf, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.