PGA PGM Team Finishes 7th in National Championship

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A team of five PGA Golf Management students from Eastern Kentucky University finished seventh in the recent 2014 Jones Cup National Championship at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Fla.

EKU's team competed against 90 other students from 18 universities across the nation. Members of the team and their scores were:

  • Mikal Harpster, senior from Warrenton, Mo., 78-74—152
  • Chase Garris, junior from Brandenburg, 82-76—158
  • Josh Griffin, senior from Shelbyville, 83-77—160
  • Tyler Collet, sophomore from Cross Lanes, W.Va., 79-83—162
  • Joey Faulconer, junior from Paris, 79-85—164

All participating universities in the 14th annual PGA Jones Cup Tournament are accredited by the PGA of America to offer the PGA Golf Management University Program for aspiring PGA professionals. Currently, 2,440 students are enrolled in the program nationwide.

“These future PGA members represent some of the finest playing PGA Golf Management University students,” said PGA Interim President Derek Sprague. “We join our partner, Golf Advisor, in welcoming each school, as they strive for the glory of victory, while demonstrating the ideals of teamwork and sportsmanship.”

The five EKU students were chosen after a rigorous process. Three of the five openings go to students who have accumulated the most points of the season; the other two openings are hand-picked by the EKU PGA/Golf Management staff.

“This is a great opportunity to compete against other PGM universities, and it provides our students a chance to get off campus and network at the same time,” stated Ross Lingenfelder, the program’s player development and recruiting coordinator.

For more information about the PGA Golf Management Program at EKU, visit

Published on November 17, 2014

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