Blue and Gold Spring | Summer 2021 Volume 2 • Issue 1 - Page 60

MEN ’ S GOLF SWINGS WITH PGA AT SAWGRASS

The men ’ s golf team was invited to play at one of America ’ s premier courses as part of the 2021 PGA WORKS Intercollegiate Golf Championship , May 3-5 .
Located in Ponte Vedra Beach , Florida , TPC Sawgrass hosts THE PLAYERS Championship annually and it ’ s one of the most coveted tournaments in professional golf .
PGA WORKS is an invitational open to Historically Black Colleges and Universities ( HBCUs ), Hispanic Serving Institutions and Minority Serving Institutions . This year 23 teams with 52 golfers competed across five divisions .
Bluefield State competed in Division II with five other schools : Kentucky State University , Lincoln University , Livingstone College , Miles College and Savannah State University .
The Big Blue started strong , finishing third after the first round . Franco Di Benedetto topped the leaderboard with a three-over 75 .
They slipped to fourth on Day 2 , with Di Benedetto also slipping to second to second with an 80 .
Coming off the famed 17th green , L to R : Wayne Brookman , DJ Bailey , Frank Di Benedetto , Coach David Woodrum , Cristian Galdeano , Jack Clout .
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