ASU men’s golf gets a mid-summer boost in promotion

The Alabama State men’s golf team will get a nice publicity boost on Wednesday when the two-time defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion will be featured on the Golf Channel during the highlight show for the PGA Minority Golf Championship.

It’s not every day that college golf teams get recognition on the Golf Channel, so it’s nice to get the opportunity to be on the network. It’s even better when you get a chance to be on the channel doing something memorable, which will happen when the replay shows Hornet golfer Robert Grant dropping an eagle on the 18th hole to force a playoff, then a birdie on the first playoff hole to win the individual competition.

Grant’s remarkable finish had nothing to do with the team competition, but it’s a great promotional piece for Gary Grandison’s golf team. The team, by the way, won the event in 2012 but finished third in this year’s competition. Individuals not competing with their teams were allowed to play as well and Grant made the most of his opportunity, not only winning the individual competition in the event but landing a spot on the Golf Channel as well.

The PGA Minority Golf Championship, which was taped for later viewing, will get its first look on the Golf Channel on Wednesday at 8 p.m. It will be aired again on July 9 at 1 p.m., and July 23 at 1 p.m.

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Tim Gayle is a sports reporter for the Montgomery Advertiser newspaper and montgomeryadvertiser.com.
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