Hokies on the PGA Tour

Two of Coach Jay Hardwick’s former players at Virginia Tech are currently fully exempt on the PGA Tour for 2013. Good friends and teammates Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner played together at Tech in the early 2000s and now compete regularly with the best players in the world. They both finished in the top 40 on the PGA Tour money list last year.

Scott Vincent led the Hokies last season at the NCAA Central Regional as they advanced to the 2012 NCAA Golf Championship at Riviera C.C. in Pacific Palisades, Calif. Virginia Tech hosted and played in the 2011 NCAA Regional at its home course, the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. The Virginia Tech golf team has become a fixture at the NCAA Championships, including competing in the last six in a row, and 12 times overall since 1994. The Hokies finished 24th at the NCAA Championships last year, and are looking to make their seventh consecutive NCAA appearance in 2013.

Hokies in
the NCAA Championships

The Hokies advancing to the NCAA Championship Finals last season is just the latest chapter of Virginia Tech’s success in collegiate golf. In the midst of its current run of six straight appearances, Tech hosted an NCAA Regional two seasons ago at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

First-class facilities

The Virginia Tech golf team has some of the finest facilities in collegiate golf thanks to the generosity of its donors. The highly-acclaimed Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech is the crowning jewel of the Hokies’ program, and the golf team practice facility and other amenities are second to none.

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Virginia Tech Golf Supporters

The Hokies’ golf program has been extremely fortunate over the years to have tremendous support from numerous benefactors that are a vital part of assuring the excellence of Virginia Tech Golf now and for years to come. The generosity of these supporters makes it possible for Virginia Tech to recruit top student-athletes to ensure the future success of the program.

A history of excellence

The Virginia Tech golf team has a long history of winning, and winning the right way. Since the golf program started in 1932, the Hokies have won 12 conference titles in five different conferences and recently are a fixture in the NCAA Championships. With 33 consecutive winning seasons and six consecutive trips to the NCAA Championships, winning is the name of the Hokies’ game.

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Virginia Tech captured the ACC Golf Championship in 2007, their eighth conference crown in a four different leagues over a 15-year span. Jurrian van der Vaart, a 2008 All-American, finished ninth at the NCAA Championship. Coach Sharp receives the Jan Strickland National Assistant Coach of the Year Award from golf legend Jack Nicklaus. Drew Weaver, who won the 2007 British Amateur champion while at Virginia Tech, earned All-America honors in 2009. Current PGA Tour player Johnson Wagner, who was named an All-American 2002, ranks 10th on the Hokies’ all-time scoring list. Current PGA Tour player Brendon de Jonge was named an All-American in 2002 and 2003 and is Tech’s all-time leading scorer. Following his induction into the Golf Coaches Association of America Hall of Fame, Jay Hardwick and his wife, Celia, are pictured with golf legend Arnold Palmer, who received the association’s Lifetime Achievement Award.

An extensive athletics complex

The Virginia Tech athletics department has enjoyed unprecedented success since joining the Atlantic Coast Conference, living up to the three simple goals within its own mission statement: To strive for excellence in academics, to strive for excellence in competition, and to strive for excellence in the personal development of student-athletes as productive members of society.

Building the total athlete

At Virginia Tech, student-athletes don't just play sports. Hokies have the advantages of top-notch services to prepare them for action on the field and for life after graduation.

A university that prepares scholars to be leaders

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech takes a hands-on, engaging approach to education.

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NCAA Appearences


Brendon de Jonge

The 2008 Nationwide Tour Player of the Year, de Jonge first played on the PGA Tour in 2007. He had another solid season in 2012, leading the Tour in total birdies, par-5 scoring and cuts made, with 27 in 31 events. de Jonge posted 11 Top 25 finishes, including a career-best second place finish at the Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open and fourth place finishes at the McGladrey Classic and CIMB Classic. He earned more than $2 million to rank 39th on the money list and will once again be fully exempt on Tour in 2013.

de Jonge's PGA Tour bio


Johnson Wagner

A three-time winner on Tour, Wagner has now earned over $7 million in six full seasons. Wagner had a terrific start to the 2012 campaign with three consecutive Top 10 finishes, highlighted by a victory at the Sony Open in Hawaii, and made his second appearance in Augusta, Georgia at The Masters in the spring. For the year, he made 17 cuts in 27 events and earned more than $2.2 million. Wagner is exempt on the PGA Tour through the 2014 season.

Wagner's PGA Tour bio


Honorary Life Members

The following have been named Honorary Life Members of the Virginia Tech golf team for their outstanding contributions and commitment to Virginia Tech Golf.


Hackin' Hokies

Twenty-nine years ago, a small group of Virginia Tech supporters traveled to the Metro Conference Championship at Wild Dunes Golf Links on the Isle of Palms, S.C., in a show of support for the Tech golf team. A great friendship developed between this group and the players. As a result, these supporters were affectionately tagged the “Hackin’ Hokies.” Today, this group, totaling over 100 members, travels annually with the team, and has been the major supporter of the Virginia Tech golf program.

The Virginia Tech golf team wishes to express its sincere appreciation to the “Hackin’ Hokies” for their loyal support. As a token of its appreciation, the team recognizes a member of the “Hackin’ Hokies” each year with the team’s Appreciation Award.

2012 Appreciation Award

Jay Hardwick and Brian Sharp present the 2012 Appreciation Award to Chuck Eaton.

Newest Honorary Life Members

Jay Hardwick and Brian Sharp pose with the newest Honorary Life Members, George Kuhn and Ben Kraner.