The UMES golf team played well in its first PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship.

May 10, 2009

PORT SAINT LUCIE, Fla. - Minsoo Soh shot a 31-over-par 247 to lead a group of three University of Maryland Eastern Shore golfers in the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship at the PGA Golf Club.

Soh finished 14th in a 23-athlete field in the men's individual standings after three rounds on the PGA's par 72 Ryder Course, a 6,835-yard layout. Soh's best round of the tournament came on the final day when he carded a nine-over 81. He had identical 81s in the first two rounds of the 54-hole competition.

Teammates Anthony Long (plus-61) and Donald McKinnon, II (plus-108) placed 20th and 22, respectively. Long's top round came on day two, an 18-over 90, while McKinnon, II's best effort came in the first round. He shot a plus-34 106.

Dustin Thompson of North Carolina took the men's individual title, firing an even-par 216. He carded a final round minus-one to take the championship by two shots over Georgetown's Christian Heavens. Heavens closed strong with a three-under 69, the only round below 70 in the tournament.

The tournament was the first since UMES formally announced the addition of men's golf as its 15th sport. The Hawks will begin play in a non-traditional season in the fall of 2009 and continue with a traditional year in spring 2010.



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