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JSU Alum & Former SWAC Golf Player of the Year Makes First PGA Event

CcqGcPyM_zpsahan8ren.jpegMEMPHIS, TN - Former Southwestern Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Clay Myers II a Memphis native has finally received his chance to live his dream to play golf on the PGA Tour. For someone who was introduced to golf by his father at 8 years and has been playing on every competitive level from middle school, high school, collegiate, to professional and he has been achieving across the golf course.

Myers who is a graduate of Jackson State University, played on their golf team on scholarship and served as team captain for 2 1/2 years. In his collegiate career, he won three golf tournament, four conference championships, made the All-SWAC team four years in a row, 2012 SWAC Player of the Year, and the All-SWAC Academic Team. He also  instructed Yoga,  Ultimate Fitness, and Spin Aerobics in the Walter Payton Recreational Center on the campus. He was the spokesperson for the "Choose Jackson State, I Did" which was a campaign that was advertised on many billboards around the city as well as on the school website.

Myers graduated from Jackson State University with a Bachelors degree in Accounting. That following summer in 2012, he went forward with his golf career, he registered as a PGA Apprentice where he successfully passed his playing ability test (PAT) and qualify level test. He placed 3rd in the Memphis Pub Links scoring his tournament low (70, 67, 66) totaling -8 under par. Later he qualified for the U.S. Amateur in Denver, CO scoring (67, 71) to go into a playoff for the last spot and winning.

Myers has done several commercials for Dick's Sporting Goods and volunteered with Fellowship Christian Athletes. In February 2014, he scored another tournament low of (67, 67) totaling -10 par on the Florida Professional Tour finishing 4th. And now, he will be playing in the PGA Tour Tournament, FedEx St. Jude Classic which will be held in Memphis, which takes place on June 11 through June 14.

Myers took to Twitter to announce his distinguish accomplishment:


The D.J's Music Site HBCU Campaign Fund congratulates Myers on his accomplishments and wishes him the best of luck in the FedEx St. Jude Classic. We're rooting for you!





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