UAPB senior relishes playing on big stage

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The opportunity to compete with the nation’s top college golfers at one of the nation’s most admired courses is an honor and a pleasure for University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff senior Joshua McCray.

“It’s important for the University for me to represent,” McCray said of his participation in this week’s first Jackson T. Stephens Cup at The Alotian Club in Roland. “I’ve heard a lot about it. It’s like the Augusta of Arkansas.”

McCray and 71 other college golfers playing as individuals or with teams from around the nation played practice rounds and participated in a pro-am style event Sunday at the scenic par-72 layout that is ranked No. 35 on Golf Digest’s list of “America’s 100 Greatest Golf Courses.”

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