SAS Championship HBCU Invitational


Inaugural event includes 3-day tournament and SAS-hosted career day for 17 teams


The inaugural SAS Championship HBCU Invitational will take place on Oct. 14-16 with 18 teams from leading Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) coming to Cary to compete as a part of its annual PGA Tour Champions tournament.


The SAS Championship, in collaboration with the PGA Tour and the Black College Golf Coaches Association, has invited 12 of the leading HBCU schools to participate in the invitational.


The 2022 field will include seven women’s teams and 11 men’s teams playing in the three-round event. The seven women’s teams will compete in one division. NC Central, currently in its first season of competition, will be joined by Division I teams from Texas Southern, Chicago State, Delaware State, Howard and Maryland Eastern Shore. Savannah State will be the only Division II team in the women’s field.


The men’s Division I group will be headlined by 2021 MEAC Champion Florida A&M, as well as Texas Southern, Chicago State, NC Central and Maryland Eastern Shore. Division II boasts the top three teams from the 2021 PGA Collegiate Championship – including tournament winner Miles College, which finished with the highest national ranking in program history. Livingstone and Savannah State will join Division II, along with CIAA defending champions Virginia Union, Winston-Salem State and Raleigh’s Saint Augustine.


Play will start on Saturday, Oct. 15 with competitors playing a pair of rounds on the Fairways Course at Prestonwood Country Club, which also hosts the SAS Championship. Competition will close on Sunday, Oct. 16 with a third round followed by the crowning of the men’s and women’s team champions as well as individual champions


In advance of the competition on the course, analytics giant SAS will host a Career Day on the SAS campus on Friday, Oct. 14. The student-athletes will tour the SAS campus and participate in a series of panel discussions, seminars, and lunch with SAS executives and HBCU alumni employees designed to help prepare them for their careers after golf.


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