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Livingstone fifth after first round in Florida; Harrison tied for 2nd

Staff report

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Livingstone is in fifth place after Friday’s first round of the PGA Minority Collegiate Golf Championship here at the Wanamaker Course.

The Blue Bears had a team score of 322, trailing leader and fellow CIAA school Lincoln, which posted a 307, in the Division II competition. West Alabama is second (313), followed by Virginia Union (314) and Cal State-Dominguez Hills (316), last year’s winner.

After Livingstone, Fayetteville State is in sixth place at 334, followed by Miles (336) and Virginia State (344).

Individually, Livingstone sophomore Philip Harrison is tied for second place after Friday’s solid 1-over par 73. He is tied with Samuel Reid of Virginia State and both golfers trail West Alabama’s Brannon O’Pry, who shot an even-par 72.

Others scores for the Blue Bears were: Stephen Washington (81),  Harry Standberry (82), Telvin Walker (86) and Lenorris Williams (94).

Bethune-Cookman leads the Division I competition in the event, leading Incarnate Word by 14 strokes. Bethune-Cookman, led by Sam Sloman’s 1-under par 71, fired a team score of 288.

DIVISION I — Bethune-Cookman 288, Incarnate Word 302, Savannah State 304, Florida A&M 306, Tennessee State 307, N.C. Central 313, Hampton 318, Maryland-Eastern Shore 323, Chicago State 326.

DIVISION II — Lincoln 307, West Alabama 313, Virginia Union 314, Cal State-Dominguez Hills 316, Livingstone 322, Fayetteville State 334, Miles 336, Virginia State 344.

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