Golf News for Thursday, April 3, 2014 | Tournaments

Keiser University College of Golf takes second at NCCGA Regional

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. -- The Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management (COGSM) 'Eagles' golf team claimed second-place in the Florida National Collegiate Club Golf Association (NCCGA) Fall Regional I Tournament, held at The Claw at USF golf course in Tampa, Fla.

The Eagles will compete next in the NCCGA Regional 2 Tournament on April12, 2014 and April13, 2014 at Ocala National Golf Club in Ocala, Fla. With a good performance, the young Keiser University College of Golf team could qualify for a trip to the Nationals via a wildcard spot.

"The NCCGA tournament gives us students the opportunity to put into practice the skills we learn in school at the College of Golf & Sport Management and provides a great environment for networking with golf professionals and upcoming golf professionals as we look forward to our future careers in the industry. The chance to compete at a state and national level has been an amazing experience," says David Money, a Keiser University COGSM student and golf team member from Melbourne, Fla.

Keiser University College of Golf students competing in the regional event included: Victor Cuevas of Homestead, Fla.; Richard Dorso of East Northport, N.Y.; Bradley Holden of Owosso, Miss.; David Money of Melbourne, Fla.; Christopher Myrtle of Covington, La.; Bryan Nightingale of Reno, Nev.; Alex Robinson of Stuart, Fla.; and Colby Takushi of Pearl City, Hawaii. Myrtle led the team with rounds of 76-75 and finished second for low individual score.

"The students have trained hard and were strong competitors, and now we're in a good position to advance in the Nationals for the second consecutive year," says John McMurry, Vice President of Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management Vice President. "At Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, we always strive to enhance the learning experience and providing our students with a chance to play competitive golf gives them a more comprehensive understanding of the game that will carry over into their professional careers in the industry. We're very proud of each and every one of them."

Keiser University COGSM degree in Golf Management prepares students for a wide variety of positions in the golf industry. In this program, students are prepared to provide golf instruction, manage golf course operations, ensure appropriate maintenance of golf facilities and equipment, as well as integrate the play of golf into the broader hospitality and recreation domain. Keiser University COGSM's Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree (with a concentration in golf management) focuses on the managerial and business aspects of a career in golf. The curriculum supports an expanded professional role of sports managers and graduates of associate degree programs in golf, hospitality, fitness, sports, recreation and other related fields.

For information on attending Keiser University College of Golf & Sport Management, contact the College of Golf campus at 1860 Fountainview Blvd, Port St. Lucie, Fla.; online at www.CollegeofGolf.KeiserUniversity.edu ; or call 888.355.4465.

About Keiser University:
Keiser University is a private, not-for-profit university serving nearly 20,000 students pursuing doctoral through associate degrees on 17 campuses, online and internationally, employing 3,500 staff and faculty. Keiser University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award certificates and degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Keiser University.

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