UCO PGA Golf Management Students Take Third Place In Jones Cup

UCO students (left to right) Baer Aneshanley, Justin Watkins, Malachi Murphy, Derek Franco and Justin Blomberg, and Wes Wilkinson, internship coordinator for Central’s PGA golf management program, attended the tournament.

Nov. 30, 2012



Media Contact:  Courtney Bass, University Relations Staff Writer, University of Central Oklahoma, (405) 974-2121, cbass4@uco.edu. 



UCO PGA GOLF MANAGEMENT STUDENTS TAKE THIRD PLACE IN JONES CUP




The University of Central Oklahoma's Professional Golfers' Association golf management program finished third place in the Jones Cup Nov. 12-14 at the PGA headquarters in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
at the Wanamaker Course, an internationally recognized golf course.



The students played the 36-hole tournament against college students from the other 19 PGA golf management programs nationwide.



UCO students Justin Watkins of Oklahoma City, Malachi Murphy of Choctaw, Justin Blomberg of Kingston, and Baer Aneshanley and Derek Franco, both from Clinton, participated in the tournament.

"It was rewarding for the students to see how a national tournament is organized and ran successfully. They also learned a lot about the history of the PGA of America and organizational structure of other programs across the United States," said Wes Wilkinson, internship coordinator for Central’s PGA golf management program.



Central’s PGA-accredited program is one of only 20 similar programs in the country, and is the only PGA golf management program in Oklahoma. The program seeks to graduate experts in the business and game of golf by merging a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in management with a PGA-created curriculum and mandatory internships at golf courses.

For more information about UCO's PGA golf management program visit www.busn.uco.edu/pga.

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Editor’s Note: Download a photo of UCO’s PGA golf management students at www.uco.edu/photo/PGAJonesCup11.12.

Cutline: The University of Central Oklahoma's Professional Golfers' Association golf management program finished third place in the Jones Cup Nov. 12-14 at the PGA headquarters in Port St. Lucie, Fla.
at the Wanamaker Course, an internationally recognized golf course.
UCO students (left to right) Baer Aneshanley, Justin Watkins, Malachi Murphy, Derek Franco and Justin Blomberg, and Wes Wilkinson, internship coordinator for Central’s PGA golf management program, attended the tournament.