The PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship, the most culturally significant championship in collegiate golf, annually hosts student-athletes enrolled in Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and other minority-serving educational institutions. 189 students from 41 schools competed in 2019.

The 54-hole PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship is a stroke-play event contested across six divisions: NCAA Men’s Division I, Men’s Division II, Men’s NAIA, an overall Women’s Division (team), Men’s Individual and Women’s Individual. The individual competition is open to all minority men and women student-athletes playing collegiate golf at the Division I, Division II or NAIA levels, or participants who are enrolled in one of the PGA of America’s PGA Golf Management University Programs. In 2018, 74% of the student-athletes who
competed in the event were non-Caucasian, while 14% of the field’s home country was outside the United States.

2019 PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship – Final Recap from PGA of America on Vimeo.

Current Champions

Division I – Bethune-Cookman University

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: Men’s Championship team Bethune-Cookman University poses following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Division II – California State University – Dominguez Hills

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: PGA of America Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook poses with Division II team champion California State University-Dominguez Hills following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

NAIA – University of Houston-Victoria

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: PGA of America Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook poses with NAIA team champions University of Houston-Victoria following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Women’s Division (Team) – Bethune Cookman University

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: Women’s Championship team Bethune-Cookman University poses following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Men’s Individual – Zahidali Nathu

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: PGA of America Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook poses with Independent Men’s champion Zahidali Nathu of the University of British Columbia-Vancouver following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

Women’s Individual – Linda Wang

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL – May 12: PGA of America Chief Membership Officer John Easterbrook poses with Independent Women’s champion Linda Wang of St. John’s University following the third round of the 33rd PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship held at The PGA Golf Club at PGA Village on May 12, 2019 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Darren Carroll/PGA of America)

The PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship is unlike any event as it provides a top-level championship in concert with its PGA WORKS Career Expo. Together, they’re designed to cultivate the next generation of golf industry and business leaders, as participating student-athletes are exposed to internships and employment opportunities supported by leading golf companies.


The PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship (formerly known as the National Minority College Championship) originated at a meeting in November 1986, following the Jackson State University Golf Tournament. The founders’ goal was to elevate the game at minority colleges and universities by providing student-athletes with the opportunity to compete on a championship stage during an era when they were excluded from playing in many collegiate golf events. The inaugural Championship was conducted in the spring of 1987 at Highland Park Golf Course in Cleveland. Since 1998, PGA Golf Club has hosted the Championship, and in 2006 the PGA of America was granted complete ownership and management of the Championship by the National Minority College Golf Scholarship Fund. In 2019, PGA REACH, the 501(c)3 foundation of the PGA of America, assumed ownership of the Championship from the PGA of America.

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