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Benedict Golf Team in National Tournament (2001)

Benedict's men and women's golf teams will compete in the 15th Annual National Minority Golf Championship on May 11-13, 2001 on the Tom Fazio-designed PGA Golf Club-North Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

The National championship features 145 men and women golfers from the nation's Historical Black Colleges and Universities. The event is co-hosted by PGA of America and the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund.

This will be the third year that Benedict has participated in the event. The Tigers finished sixth last year in Division II and was fifth in 1999. Senior Herman Belton is the No. 1 player with a 76-stroke average and was tied for 19th in last year's championship.

Esco Harmon, No. 2, is averaging 77.5 strokes. He was the medalist in a dual meet this year against Johnson C. Smith in which the Tigers won. Benedict played an abbreviated season after their coach, the late Lucius Clark, suffered a stroke last June.

Rounding out the Tigers' roster is Joseph Kimbrell (80), Michael Harrington (90) and Kevin Washington (92). The Benedict women, who will play in the independent division, are Michelle Harrington. Angela Stewart, Golden Davis. Angela McNeal and Brittney Bryant.

The highlights of the championship will be televised on Thursday, June 28, 2001 at 8 p.m. EDT on the Golf Channel.

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