Shoemaker Wins PGA WORKS Championship as Lincoln Takes 2nd

PONTE VEDRA, Fla. – Austin Shoemaker was crowned the Division II individual champion of the PGA WORKS Championship, played at TPC Sawgrass from Monday through Wednesday (May 6-8). The Lincoln men’s golf team finished as the runner-up with a three-round total of 932, finishing just one stroke behind Chaminade, the winners of the tournament with a total of 931.

Shoemaker fired a 68 to open the tournament before carding a 77 in the second round and a 75 in the third. Shoemaker, who won the tourney by two strokes, becomes the first Blue Tiger to earn individual medalist honors at the PGA WORKS Championship since 2015, when Blake Lammers took home the crown after winning a playoff.

Henry Mwanza tied for 10th, tallying scores of 74, 82 and 77 for a three-day total of 233. Remon Rabie claimed 12th, posting 18-hole scores of 76, 81 and 77 to finish one shot back of Mwanza with a 234.

Blake Meredith rounded out the top-20 with a final score of 246. Meredith shot an 84 in both the first and third rounds as well as a 78 in the second round. Nico Tovar Cardona, meanwhile, shot scores of 83, 88 and 84 for a final total of 255, placing him 25th overall.