Port St. Luce, Fla. – Marymount University's Mark Curtis placed 12th overall at the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship over the weekend. The graduating junior posted rounds of 81, 84 and 82 during the three-day event for a total score of 247 – just 25 strokes off the leader.
The 54-hole Championship featured nearly 200 players representing more than 40 colleges and universities competing at PGA Golf Club. Curtis was one of only three NCAA Division III players in the draw and had the second best finish of the group.
Curtis came into the event with an 83.3 stroke average in 11 rounds during the Saints regular season. He shot rounds of 79 and 77 his last time out at the Capital Athletic Conference Championships, earning second team All-Conference recognition in the process.
The PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship, which originated in November 1986 following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament, has elevated golf in minority colleges and universities by providing opportunities to more players to compete in a national championship.
In 2006, the PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the championship by the National Minority Collegiate Golf Scholarship Fund.