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VUU golf team finishes 4th in Florida championship

5/19/2017, 8:54 p.m.
Led by sophomore Allan Day, the Virginia Union University golf team finished fourth in the 31st Annual PGA Minority Collegiate ...

Led by sophomore Allan Day, the Virginia Union University golf team finished fourth in the 31st Annual PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championships in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

Day, a former Clover Hill High School standout who transferred to VUU from Longwood University, posted rounds of 74-80-77 for a 54-hole total of 231 in the event held May 11 through 14.

VUU’s other scoring: Joshua Mohun (239), Robel Woldagabriel (240), Paul Meints (241) and Bartosh Kaminski (248).

Another VUU student, Sergio Escalante, competed individually, shooting 237 that didn’t count in team scoring.

The University of West Alabama won the event, followed by Lincoln University of Missouri and California State University at Dominguez Hills.

The University of West Alabama and Cal State are not historically black universities, but West Alabama but has minority enrollment of roughly 50 percent and Cal State’s has a student population that’s 58 percent Hispanic and 16 percent African-American.

Coach E. Lee Coble’s Panthers were followed in the tournament finish by four HBCUs — Livingstone College of North Carolina, fifth; Fayetteville State University of North Carolina, sixth; Miles College of Alabama, seventh; and Virginia State University, eighth.