Thursday, May 8, 2014
AUGUSTA, Ga. – Sophomore Paine College golfer Jerrell Hubbard will represent the Lions in the 28th Annual PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship being held May 9-11 at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida.
The PGA Minority Golf Collegiate Championship began in November of 1986 and has since offered a platform to elevate and enhance the game of golf for minority colleges and universities by allowing for a national championship.
Hubbard has been Paine’s top golfer all season long. He is coming off a strong performance at the 2014 Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) Golf Classic where he finished second overall and was named to the All-Tournament Team. The Albany, Georgia native was also named Second Team All-Conference. Hubbard started the season strong winning the team’s first tournament, the Benedict Invitational, back in March and he has been playing well since. He was also just named Paine’s Most Valuable Golfer for the year.
Last season, the entire team participated and placed seventh in the Division II category of the three-day event following their back-to-back SIAC championship wins in 2012 and 2013. The Purple and White finished the 2014 SIAC Golf Classic in fifth. This season, Hubbard will compete in the men’s individual category in Port St. Lucie against 45 other golfers from institutions across all collegiate divisions.
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