2018 Jones Cup
For the 11th consecutive year EKU’s PGA Professional Golf Management Program participated in the Jones cup in St. Lucie, Florida.
The Jones Cup is a 36 holes of team stroke play tournament featuring players from the 18 colleges and universities accredited by the PGA of America for aspiring PGA Professionals. The PGA Jones Cup was initiated by Mississippi State University in 2002 and this year will mark its 17th anniversary. Five PGM students from each university compete in a 36-hole team format. The event serves as a unique platform for students to display the utmost in professionalism, integrity, character and camaraderie.
The Jones Cup held in Port St. Lucie, Florida is a tournament held among the 18 PGA accredited universities. These five students qualified through our tournament program and represents a great opportunity for PGA Golf Management students to stay competitive. Tanner Staples was EKU’s best finisher at T18 out of 90 players with a two day total of 8 over par (80, 72).
The five students that represented EKU were:
- Collin Smith – Senior from Union, KY
- Phillip Webb – Senior from Irvine, KY
- Logan Thomas – Junior from West Chester, OH
- Tanner Staples – Junior from Lewisport, KY
- Madison Erskine – Junior from Ronceverte, WV
Ross Lingenfelder, EKU’s Player development and Recruiting Coordinator of PGA Golf Management attended the tournament with the students and said, “The PGA Jones Cup is a prestigious event and one that every PGM student at EKU strives to compete in. We are very fortunate for the opportunity to compete in this 'National Championship' event of the PGA Golf Management university programs each year and every year. We look forward to competing again next year.”
Published on November 19, 2018