Cameron Chhim (junior from TN) finished 4th in the 33rd PGA Works Collegiate Championship, contested at the PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, FL, May 10-12, 2019. Preceeding the 54-hole Championship, competitors attended an opening dinner highlighted by a national long drive champions exhibition, employment career fair, and comments from PGA of America President, Suzy Whaley.
After holding the Championship lead following rounds 1 and 2, Chhim struggled early in round 3, opening with a 39 on the front nine. Following a bogey on 10, Chhim found himself 4 shots back of the lead. He proceeded to birdie holes 11, 13, and 14 to pull within 1 of the lead, but a couple of late bogeys dropped him back to his 4th place finish. This was Chhim's first appearance in this national championship, and says the experience was truly amazing.
We want to extend a special thank you to the PGA of America, PGA Golf Club, and AIG for organizing and executing a tremendous event.
PGA WORKS is the umbrella brand for all workforce diversification programs that are part of the PGA of America’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, one of the foundational principles in the PGA of America’s Long-Term Strategic Plan. PGA WORKS is an intentional effort to evolve the demographic composition of the golf industry’s workforce through a variety of programmatic efforts, including leadership development, fellowships, internships, scholarships, the PGA WORKS Career Expo and PGA WORKS Collegiate Championship. PGA WORKS programs are designed to appeal to, attract and retain diverse talent who are prepared to ascend into key employment positions across all lines of business within the golf industry and specifically the PGA of America.’