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June 5, 2017 - 8:37 am
Hokies had successful weekend on the links

A number of Virginia Tech golfers, past and present, found success on the links this past weekend.

Logan Yates, a rising junior for the Hokies, won the 81st Kenridge Invitational at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville on Sunday. Yates, three stroke off the lead entering the final round, carded a 69 to win by four strokes.

Rising senior Ian Hildebrand shot a 72 to tie for medalist honors at the Springfield Country Club in a State Open/State Amateur qualifier to earn his spot in both events. Rising junior Blake Fiest shot a 70 at the Carmel Country Club in Charlotte to tie for medalist honors and qualified for the prestigious Southern Amateur to be played later this summer in Pinehurst.

Professionally, Drew Weaver tied for 52nd at the Web.com Tour’s Rex Hospital Open in Raleigh. This was his second start of the season. Finally, at the Mackenzie Tour’s Freedom 55 Financial Open, Trevor Cone finished tied for fourth place at 11-under 277 and Scott Vincent tied for eighth place at 10-under 278. This is the first event on the PGA’s Canadian tour.

April 21, 2017 - 7:20 pm
Schedule update from Musgrove Mills

With the threat of severe weather on Sunday, the ACC Men’s Golf Committee has made the decision to play 36 holes on Saturday. Tee times are being moved up 1½ hours to accommodate the schedule change.

The Hokies will tee off from the 10th tee beginning at 7:30 a.m. Tech will be grouped with Notre Dame and North Carolina. Once again, there will be 12-minute intervals, so Logan Yates, who will be playing in the final group for Tech, will tee off at 8:18 a.m. The teams will not be re-seeded after the completion of the second round and the third round will take place approximately 15 minutes after the end of the second round. Under this form, players from the first wave of teams will begin their third round before players from the second wave finish their second round. If all goes as planned, the event should be completed before nightfall on Saturday.

There will be live scoring and you can view it on a link on Hokiesports.com, via a link from Golfstat.com.

April 20, 2017 - 8:15 pm
Gearing Up for ACC Golf

Competition in the 64th ACC Men’s Golf Championship begins Friday morning at 9 a.m. at the Musgrove Mill Golf Club in Clinton, South Carolina.

The ninth-seed Hokies are paired with NC State and North Carolina in the first round. The three teams will begin from the 10th tee beginning at 9 a.m., continuing in 12-minute intervals through Tech’s final tee time at 9:48 a.m. Senior Drew Johnson will get things started for the Hokies and fellow senior Joey Lane will be the final Hokie off the tee.

Live stats will be available on Hokiesports.com, via a link from Golfstat.com. Here is a listing of important web links for the championship event:

Championship Page: http://theacc.co/mgolfchamp

Live Scoring: http://theacc.co/mgolflivescore

Fan Guide pdf: http://theacc.co/mgolf17fanguide

Tee Times pdf: http://theacc.co/mgolf17times

Results pdf: http://theacc.co/mgolf17results

All 12 teams played practice rounds on Thursday. In all, 60 competitors will take to the course this weekend.

Musgrove Mill Golf Course is a par 72, 6,951-yard layout. The course, designed by Arnold Palmer, opened in 1988. This is the first time the ACC Championship has been held here.

An interesting note on the Hokies. The men’s golf team will be displaying patches on their golf bags with memorial ribbons in honor of the 32 people who lost their lives on April 16, 2007. The coaching staff will also have memorial ribbon pins on their golf shirts this week.

The men’s golf team was the first Virginia Tech intercollegiate athletics team to compete following the tragedy, at the 2007 ACC Men’s Golf Championship at the Old North State Club in New London, North Carolina. That week, the Hokies tied with Georgia Tech for the team title, the first and only ACC men’s golf title in Virginia Tech history.

The three-day event is open to the public and free of charge. Stay informed on all the happenings from Musgrove Mill on Hokiesports.com.

April 11, 2017 - 4:09 pm
Good weekend for Hokie golfers

One current and one future Virginia Tech men’s golf student-athletes had impressive victories this past weekend, playing as individuals.

Logan Yates, a sophomore from Ruckersville, Virginia, won the Greene Hills Invitational at the Greene Hills Club in Stanardsville, Virginia. He shot rounds of 68-70 for a 4-under 138 to capture the title by three strokes over University of Virginia golfer Connor Messick and former PGA professional and ODU standout Jon Hurst.

Connor Burgess, who signed a National Letter of Intent in November to play golf for the Hokies beginning next season, shot rounds of 70-70 for a 4-uner 140 to claim the Junior Valentine Invitational at the Hermitage Country Club in Manakin-Sabot, Virginia. The Lynchburg, Virginia native defeated high school teammate and UVa signee Jimmie Massie by five strokes to win the tournament.

March 23, 2017 - 3:36 pm
Men's golf team makes annual visit to Shriners Hospital in Greenville

In what has become a highly-anticipated part of the team’s spring season, on March 22, the Virginia Tech men’s golf team visited the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina.

The Hokies spent the day visiting with patients, family and staff and engaging with some very special youngsters. As has been the case over the years, the players got as much out of the trip as the kids, making this a truly meaningful experience for all. Giving back to the community is a focus of not only the golf team, but also Virginia Tech Athletics as a whole. This years, players that are not competing at Furman, took it upon themselves to travel to Greenville to be part of this experience.

To learn more about the outstanding work being done at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, please click HERE.

November 14, 2016 - 2:12 pm
Hokies advance at Q School

Two Virginia Tech alumni, Trevor Cone and Drew Weaver, have advanced into the final stage of the 2016 Web.com Tour Q School from two locations this past week.

Cone, playing at Southern Hills Plantation Club in Brooksville, Florida, where he shot a 7-under 282 and finished tied for 15th. He will advance to the finals at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida, on December 8-11

Joining him there will be Drew Weaver. Weaver was exempt into second stage by virtue of his finish on the Web.com Tour this past season. He shot a 4-under 268 at the TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney, Texas on Saturday and finished in third place.

Both players, by advancing to the final stage of Q School, will have at least conditional status on the Web.com Tour for 2017 and a certain number will earn full exempt status.

Scott Vincent, who was exempt into the second stage of Q School by finishing in the top 20 on the Mackenzie/PGA Canada money list, did not advance to the final stage. He will be exempt on that tour again for 2017.

October 5, 2016 - 8:53 am
Weather forces change in Tar Heel Invitational

Due to the impending weather in the Carolinas from Hurricane Matthew, the schedule for the Tar Heel Invitational has been altered. The tournament is now scheduled for 36 holes on Friday, with Saturday being an off day. The final round remains set for Sunday. If the weather does not impact the area, the final round will be played on Saturday. Friday's 36-hole day is an 8:15 a.m. shotgun start.

The Hokies added the event last week to take the place of the Primland Invitational, which was scheduled for Sept. 26-27, but was cancelled due to rain and fog.

October 4, 2016 - 10:48 am
Men's Golf Championship moved to Musgrove Mill G.C.

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has selected host locales and venues for eight of its 2016-17 league championships.

Championship sites and dates announced on Tuesday are as follows and include several date changes from the original schedule released in July:

ACC Women’s Soccer Championship, Nov. 4 & 6 – MUSC Health Stadium; Charleston, South Carolina

ACC Women’s Swimming & Diving/Men’s Diving Championships, Feb. 13-16 (change from original date) – Georgia Tech Aquatics Center; Atlanta, Georgia

ACC Men’s Swimming Championship, Feb. 27-March 2 (change from original date) – Georgia Tech Aquatics Center; Atlanta, Georgia

ACC Women’s Golf Championship, April 13-15 (change from original date) – The Reserve Golf Club; Pawley’s Island, South Carolina

ACC Men’s Golf Championship, April 21-23 – Musgrove Mill Golf Club; Clinton, South Carolina

ACC Men’s & Women’s Tennis Championships, April 26-30 – Rome Tennis Center at Berry College; Rome, Georgia

ACC Baseball Championship, May 23-28 – Louisville Slugger Field; Louisville, Kentucky

With the exception of the Georgia Tech Aquatics Center, each of the sites announced on Tuesday will be hosting an ACC Championship for the first time. Georgia Tech welcomed the ACC Swimming and Diving Championships most recently in 2015 and also served as the host school for the events in 2005, 2008 and 2011.

Charleston’s 5,100-seat MUSC Health Stadium is now the host site for both the ACC women’s and men’s soccer title games. The stadium will first play host to the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship semifinals and finals on Nov. 4 and 6, with the field consisting of the four teams that advance from quarterfinal matches on campus sites the previous weekend. This will mark the second year that the ACC Women’s Soccer Championship is held in the state of South Carolina and the first since Clemson hosted the event in 1996.

The 2016 ACC Men’s Soccer Championship, which will feature first-round games, quarterfinals and semifinals at campus sites, will bring its championship match to Charleston on Sunday, Nov. 13.

Women’s Soccer Championship tickets are priced at $10 for both Friday’s two-game semifinal session and Sunday’s final. Fans may also purchase a $20 ticket that will grant admission to the women’s semifinals and both the women’s and men’s championship games. Youth (18 and under) will be admitted free, as well as any ACC student showing a valid school ID. Please see the following link: http://theacc.co/soc16tix for more information.

Both ACC Golf Championships are relocating to courses affiliated with McConnell Golf, which owns 14 courses in the Carolinas and Tennessee, and has previously welcomed the conference at two of its other facilities.

Opened July 29, 2016, the Rome Tennis Center at Berry College is the nation's largest single-surface facility with over 50 courts across 30 acres. This city-owned facility was built on property donated by Berry College and is located less than one mile from the main campus.

Louisville Slugger Field, which opened in 2000, boasts a seating capacity of 13,131. Home to the Louisville Bats’ minor league team, the stadium played host to the 2008 Triple-A All-Star Game and features 32 private suites in addition to second-level club seating.

The unveiling of the new championship sites follows last week’s announcement that the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 3 at Orlando’s Camping World Stadium. Eight states within the ACC footprint are now scheduled to host at least one conference championship in 2016-17.

The ACC will announce additional details, including ticket information for all championships, at a future date. Please continue to check theACC.com.

October 1, 2016 - 9:56 am
Cone, Huge advance at Q-School

Trevor Cone and Maclain Huge both advanced to the second stage of Web.com qualifying school in Florence, SC, on Friday. Cone, a 2015 Virginia Tech graduate, posted a 22-under with rounds of 64-64-66-64=258 at the par 70 Florence Country Club to capture medalist honors at the first stage site. He finished two strokes ahead of runner-up Matt Thompson.

Huge, a 2016 Virginia Tech graduate, carded an 8-under 64-70-74-64=272 to tie for 23rd place. Huge shot 30 on his last nine to make it on the number. The top 25 and ties all advance to the second stage of the qualifying tournament, to be held in early November at five different sites. The Q School finals are Dec. 8-11 in Winter Garden, Fla., where players have a shot to earn Web.com Tour cards for 2017.

Former player Scott Vincent is exempt into second stage of Q School by virtue of finishing 20th on the season-long money list of the Mackenzie Canadian PGA Tour.

July 16, 2016 - 11:14 pm
Lawrence low amateur at State Open

Virginia Tech golfer Mark Lawrence Jr., was the low amateur and lost on the second hole of a three-way playoff at the 2016 State Open of Virginia on Saturday. The 54-hole stroke play championship was contested at the 6,965-yard, par-72 Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke, Virginia.

Lawrence, who transferred to Virginia Tech in the spring, tied with professionals Lanto Griffin and Jay Woodson at 8-under 208. Woodson won the title, his fourth in the past five years, with a birdie on the second playoff hole. Lawrence was the 36-hole leader of the event and was the only amateur in the top five. With his low amateur status, Lawrence won the Fritz Souder Trophy.

Hokie teammate Logan Yates also played well this week at the State Open. He finished in a tie for 10th place, at 2-under 214. Both Lawrence and Yates earned exemptions into the 2017 State Amateur and State Open.

For more on the championship, please click here.

July 11, 2016 - 8:36 am
Joey Lane wins Eastern Amateur

Virginia Tech golfer Joey Lane continued his torrid July on Sunday, as he won the Eastern Amateur at the Elizabeth Manor Golf and Country Club in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Lane, a rising senior from Great Falls, Virginia shot a final round 5-under 65 to claim a four-stroke victory over Ryan Douglass of Arizona State and Hayden Buckley of Missouri. Lane had six birdies and one bogey on Sunday. Now in its 60th year, the Eastern Amateur annually draws one of the top fields in amateur golf. Past champions include Curtis Strange, Vinny Giles, Buddy Alexander, Lanny Wadkins and Ben Crenshaw.

This marks two consecutive tournament victories for Lane. He won both the stroke play medal and the match play championship at the VSGA State Amateur on July 2 at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

Lane was not the only Hokie to make the cut this weekend. Rising sophomores Logan Yates and Blake Fiest finished 21st and 33rd respectively and incoming freshman Tanner Owens was 43rd.

July 1, 2016 - 3:18 pm
Joey Lane advances to State Amateur finals

Virginia Tech golfer Joey Lane defeated teammate Mark Lawrence Jr., 2 & 1, to advance to the finals of the Virginia State Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Championship, being played this week at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

Lane, a rising senior from Great Falls, Virginia, trailed much of the front nine in a match. Neither golfer was up more than one hole until Lane won the 17th hole with a par, giving him the 2 & 1 victory on the Hokies’ home course.

Lane will face UVa graduate Ji Soo Park of Clifton, Virginia, in the 36-hole final on Saturday morning. Park advanced to the finals with a 5 & 3 win over Trey Wren in his semifinal match. Lane was the medalist in stroke play at the event and Park tied for second.

Lane advanced to the afternoon semifinal with a 1 up victory over Conner Hayden in the morning’s first quarterfinal. Lawrence advanced to the semifinal with a 6 & 5 victory in his morning quarterfinal match against Drew Brockwell.

Lane will aim to become the second consecutive Virginia Tech golfer to claim the state title. Recent Tech graduate Maclain Huge defeated Lawrence in last year’s final at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville. Lawrence is a rising sophomore from Richmond who transferred to Virginia Tech in the spring from Auburn.

Saturday’s final match will begin at 7:30 a.m. For live scoring, please click here.

June 30, 2016 - 5:54 pm
Lane, Lawrence advance to State Amateur quarterfinals

Virginia Tech golfers Joey Lane and Mark Lawrence Jr., won their matches on Thursday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Virginia State Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Championship, being played this week at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech

Lane, the top seed in match play, opened the day by defeating Nick Brediger of Roanoke, 5 & 4. After losing the first hole and halving the second, Lane went on to birdie six of the remaining seven holes on the front nine. A par on the par-3 14th hole gave the Great Falls, Virginia native a 5 & 4 victory. In the afternoon’s Round of 16, Lane defeated Addison Coll of Arlington, 4 & 2. Lane was one up at the turn and four of the seven holes played on the back nine for the win.

Lawrence, a rising sophomore from Richmond, had to go to three extra holes to claim his opening round match over Connor Burgess of Lynchburg. Lawrence birdied the par-5 third hole in the playoff for the win in 21 holes. In his afternoon match in the Round of 16, Lawrence defeated Charlie Musto, 5 & 3. Lawrence birdied the par-4 15th hole for the win. Lawrence, who recently transferred to Virginia Tech, finished second at last year’s event.

A third Hokie golfer, Logan Yates, fell in his opening round match to Justin Young of Roanoke, 3 &2.

Lane will play Conner Hayden of Chilhowie in the first match of the morning; beginning at 7:30 a.m. Lawrence will play in the next match, against Drew Brockwell of Richmond, beginning at 7:40 a.m. The winners of those two matches will meet in one semifinal match, beginning at 12:30 p.m. on Friday. The finals of the tournament will consist of 36 holes of play, beginning Saturday morning at 7:30 a.m.

Admission to the event is free and for live scoring of the event, please click here.

June 29, 2016 - 9:02 pm
Joey Lane claims medalist honors at State Amateur

Virginia Tech golfer Joey Lane posted a two-round total of 3-under 141 and claimed medalist honors at the Virginia State Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Championship, being played this week at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. The Hokie golfers posted top 10 finishes in stroke play.

Lane, a rising senior from Great Falls, Virginia, followed his opening round 70 with a second round 71 and defeated runner-ups Trey Wren and Ji Soo Park by three strokes. Lane was the only golfer to finish the stroke play portion of the championship under par. Lane had three birdies and a double bogey on Wednesday on his collegiate home course.

By claiming medalist honors, Lane will be the top seed in match play, which begins Thursday morning. Lane will play Nick Brediger of Roanoke in the first match of the morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Brediger advanced to match play by advancing from an eight player playoff for the final two spots in match play.

Two of Lane’s teammates for next season also advanced to match play. Logan Yates, a rising sophomore from Ruckersville, Virginia, finished tied for fifth at 146 and will play Justin Young of Roanoke, beginning at 8:50 a.m. Mark Lawrence Jr., a rising sophomore from Richmond, Virginia, finished tied for ninth at 148 and will play Connor Burgess of Lynchburg, beginning at 8:26 a.m. Lawrence, who recently transferred to Virginia Tech from Auburn, was the runner-up in last year’s event, falling to Hokie Maclain Huge in the 36-hole final match.

Three other Hokies competed in stroke play. Tom Crow, Ian Hildebrand and recent Virginia Tech graduate Ryan Mondy all failed to advance into match play.

The winners of the morning matches will advance to the afternoon Round of 16. Admission is free. For a link to live scoring, click here.

June 28, 2016 - 8:06 pm
Joey Lane second after State Amateur opening round

Virginia Tech’s Joey Lane fired a 2-under 70 and is in second place after the opening round of the Virginia State Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Championship, being played this week at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

Lane, a rising senior from Great Falls, Virginia, recorded three birdies and a bogey on Tuesday afternoon on the Hokies’ home course. He trails Ji Soo Park by two strokes entering Wednesday’s final round of stroke play. The top 32 competitors after the two rounds of stroke play will advance to match play. Lane, Park and past champion Scott Shingler were the only three players out of the 132-player field to break par.

Lane leads a strong contingent of six Hokies in the event. Mark Lawrence Jr., who transferred to Virginia Tech earlier this summer, is tied for 13th place after an opening round 74. Lawrence was the runner-up in last season’s event, falling to recent Tech grad Maclain Huge in the 36-hole finals. Huge decided not to compete in this year’s tournament.

Rising sophomore Logan Yates is tied for 19th at 75 and rising junior Ian Hildebrand and incoming freshman Tom Crow are tied for 33rd at 76. Recent Tech graduate and Blacksburg native Ryan Mondy, is tied for 74th at 79.

For live scoring, click here.

June 27, 2016 - 10:21 am
Six Hokies to compete at VSGA State Amateur

A total of six Virginia Tech golfers will compete this week at the Virginia State Golf Association’s 103rd State Amateur Championship, being played at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech.

The six, recent graduate Ryan Mondy, incoming freshman Tom Crow, transfer Mark Lawrence Jr., along with Joey Lane, Ian Hildebrand and Logan Yates, will try to earn the second consecutive State Amateur title for a Hokie. Last year at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, recent Tech grad Maclain Huge defeated Lawrence in the finals of match play for the Schwarzschild Brothers Trophy. Huge has chosen not to play in this year’s event.

Lane enters the event after a highly successful junior season in Blacksburg. The Great Falls, Virginia native led the Hokies in scoring and earned a berth in the NCAA Regionals as an individual. He finished seventh at the ACC Championship. Lane played well this past weekend, as he finished tied for ninth at the prestigious Rice Planters Amateur in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Lawrence finished 12th in the event, which featured a total of eight Hokies.

Lawrence, a three-time State Junior Player of the Year, will compete for the Hokies this season after transferring from Auburn. He will attempt to win the title that his father, Mark, won in 1980 at Willow Oaks in Richmond. Other past winners of this event include Vinny Giles, Curtis Strange, Lanny Wadkins, his brother Bobby, and Keith Decker.

For more info on the State Amateur, click here.

May 20, 2016 - 8:14 am
Lane, Hildebrand advance to U.S. Open sectional qualifying

Virginia Tech golfers Joey Lane and Ian Hildebrand have advanced to sectional qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Open.

Lane, a junior from Great Falls, Virginia, captured one of the eight spots available in the 144-player regional qualifier at Worthington Manor Country Club in Urbana, Maryland, on Monday, May 9 to advance. Lane finished birdie-eagle to shoot 68 and finish tied for second at the site.

Hildebrand, a sophomore from Purcellville, Virginia, fired a 1-under par 71 in Crofton, Maryland, on Tuesday, May 17 in local qualifying and captured one of the seven spots available for the sectional qualifying on June 6. He finished in a six-way tie for fourth place and went into a 6-man play-off for four spots. He and two other players won spots on the first hole to advance. With their advancements, the Virginia State Golf Association has granted Lane and Hildebrand exemptions into both the Virginia State Amateur and State Open of Virginia.

April 21, 2016 - 1:15 pm
Follow the Hokies at the ACC Men's Golf Championship

The Virginia Tech men’s golf team will compete in the 63rd ACC Men’s Golf Championship this weekend, April 22-24. The three-day event will take place at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point in New London, North Carolina.

Admission is free. If you cannot attend, there are a number of ways to follow the event.

#ACCMGolf Championship Page

http://theacc.co/mgolfchamp

Hashtag #ACCMGolf

Handle @ACCMGolf

#ACCMGolf Preview

http://theacc.co/mgolf16preview

Live on ESPN3 - Saturday 3pm

http://es.pn/1qKSRWe

Live on ESPN3 - Sunday 1pm

http://es.pn/1qKSQBI

2016 #ACCMGolf Fan Guide

http://theacc.co/mgolf16fanguide

Live Scoring

http://theacc.co/mgolflivescore

April 4, 2016 - 8:14 am
Redmond earns exempt status on Mackenzie Tour

2012 Virginia Tech graduate Blake Redmond will join Trevor Cone as an exempt player on the PGA TOUR Canada Mackenzie Tour this year. Redmond finished 14th in the second Q-School at the PGA Village’s Wannamaker Course in Port St. Lucie, Florida this week. He shot 70-73-65-74=282, finishing 6-under and earned an exemption through the first re-shuffle. Tech grads Garland Green and Bryce Chalkley also attempted to qualify, but did not finish inside the Top 40, which earned conditional status.

Cone earned exempt status by finishing fourth in last week’s first Q-School. Scott Vincent gained conditional status on the Mackenzie Tour during last week’s first Q-School.

The Mackenzie Tour, featuring 12 events, begins play on May 26-29 at the Freedom 55 Financial Open, to be played at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Virginia Tech grad Drew Weaver is the defending champion.

March 28, 2016 - 2:41 pm
Cone, Vincent earn status on Mackenzie Tour

2015 Virginia Tech graduates Trevor Cone and Scott Vincent each earned status on the PGA TOUR Canada’s Mackenzie Tour for the upcoming season. Both Cone and Vincent earned All-America honors at Tech.

Cone earned full status through the first re-shuffle by finishing fourth at the tour’s Q-School, held last week at the Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at the Reunion Resort in Kissimmee, Florida. The tour will be re-shuffled after the first four events. Vincent earned conditional status on the tour by tying for 22nd place at Q-School.

Drew Weaver, a 2009 Virginia Tech graduate, played on the Mackenzie Tour last season. He finished eight on the tour’s Order of Merit and gained conditional status on the Web.com Tour for this season.

The Mackenzie Tour, featuring 12 events, begins play on May 26-29 at the Freedom 55 Financial Open, to be played at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia, where Weaver is the defending champion.

For more information on the Mackenzie Tour, please click here.

March 23, 2016 - 4:23 pm
Golfers visit children at Shriner's Hospital

On Wednesday, March 23, the Virginia Tech men’s golf team visited the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina. This has become an annual part of the team’s travel plans en route to the Furman Intercollegiate each season.

The Hokies spent the day interacting with patients, family and staff and visiting with some very special youngsters. As has been the case over the years, the players got as much out of the trip as the kids, making this a truly meaningful experience for all. Giving back to the community is a focus of not only the golf team, but also Virginia Tech Athletics as a whole.

Though competition begins on Friday, the golfers’ minds were not on the course or the competition, but on brightening the day for these children. The only “working on the game” going on in Greenville today was the Hokies going through putting exercises with the kids. In the end, it was a “win-win” situation for all involved.

To learn more about the outstanding work being done at the Shriners Hospital for Children in Greenville, South Carolina, please log on to:

http://www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org/Locations/greenville

January 11, 2016 - 3:17 pm
Lane finishes well at New Year's Invitational

Hokie golfer Joey Lane, a junior from Great Falls, Virginia, shot a nine-under par total of 279 to tie for first place in the 90th New Year's Invitational played at St. Petersburg Country Club in St. Petersburg, Florida over the weekend.

Starting the day two strokes back after rounds of 69-68-72, Lane shot a final round two-under par 70 to end up in a four-way tie for the championship, which was eventually won by Jimmy Jones of Tampa, Florida, in a sudden death playoff. It was the first four-way playoff in the event’s 90-year history.

The event has seen champions through the years including PGA touring pros J.B. Holmes, Brant Snedeker and Jeff Overton, along with U.S. Amateur champions Buddy Alexander and Peter Uihlein

November 9, 2015 - 3:55 pm
Golf reunion weekend a big success

This past weekend, Nov. 7-8, the Virginia Tech men’s golf team hosted its reunion weekend at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech. Players from every decade from the 1950s through the 2010s were in attendance.

The golfers competed in a two-day tournament and other events, including a Saturday night dinner. Some of the all-time greats from the past were in attendance, including seven of the top 25 in career stroke average at Virginia Tech.

The winning team in the tournament were Dr. Dick Duma and head coach Jay Hardwick, who posted rounds of 64-66 to take the title by four strokes over 2013 grad Bryce Chalkley and associate head coach Brian Sharp.

2015 VT GOLF TEAM PLAYER REUNION RESULTS

1 Dr. Dick Duma Jay Hardwick 64 66 130

2 Bryce Chalkley Brian Sharp 66 68 134

3 Brian Krusoe Eric Reynolds 66 69 135

4 John Bruce Mike Ligon 67 69 136

4 John "Lou" Edwards Mark Teachey 69 67 136

4 Marc Long Nelson Long 75 61 136

7 Johnny Banks Len Foran 68 70 138

7 Tim Krouse Mark McGuire 69 69 138

7 John Minor John Reynolds 69 69 138

10 Chris McKeel Eric Reynolds 72 67 139

11 Wilson Dickerson Neff McClary 73 69 142

12 Jake Allison Mike Matthews 71 73 144

12 Brad Holley Gary Lark 73 71 144

14 Joe Brawner Billy Buchanan 72 73 145

15 Matt Hollerbach Scott Wise 74 72 146

16 Jacob Everts Marc MacDonald 71 76 147

October 8, 2015 - 4:09 pm
Hokies at Q School

Several former Virginia Tech golfers will be competing in Q-School in hopes of earning their card on the Web.com Tour for the 2015-16 season.

2015 graduates Trevor Cone and Scott Vincent join Garland Green, Mikey Moyers and Blake Redmond in first stage qualifying at different locations. Listed below are the dates and sites where our players will be:

October 6-9 - Callaway Gardens, Georgia - Garland Green

October 13-16 - Lantana, Texas - Mikey Moyers and Scott Vincent

October 13-16 - The Woodlands, Texas - Blake Redmond

October 13-16 - Kannapolis, North Carolina - Trevor Cone

Those players advancing from the first stage will advance to the second stage, to be played Nov. 10-13, at five locations around the country. Moyers played on the Web.com Tour in 2015.

Due to his finish on the Mackenzie (PGA Canada) Tour this season, Drew Weaver advances directly to the final stage, which will be played Dec. 10-13 at the Champion and Fazio Courses at PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.

Live scoring

September 28, 2015 - 8:45 pm
Primland Update

Following a rain and fog shortened first day, the Primland Collegiate Invitational has been shortened to a 45-hole event. Play was suspended Monday night due to darkness.

The Hokies are one of two teams (Auburn is the other) to complete two rounds of play. Other teams have players that need to complete three-to-six holes.

The plan for Tuesday is to begin play at 9:15 a.m. The competitors needing to conclude round two will do so. The players who finished round two will begin teeing off at 9:15 on the 10th hole to play the back-nine third round. As players finish round, two they will start to play round three.

Weather is expected to be an issue again on Tuesday. Check back to Hokiesports.com and @VT_MGolf for updates.

July 22, 2015 - 4:27 pm
Three Hokies to tee it up at Canadian Open

For the third time this season, three Hokie golfers will be competing in a PGA Tour event. And for the third time this season, it’s not the exact same three golfers.

When the RBC Canadian Open tees off on Thursday morning at the Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ontario, PGA Tour veterans Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner will be joined in the field by Drew Weaver.

This is not the first tour event for Weaver, who has competed in past years in the Masters, British Open and U.S. Open, along with the Greebrier Classic, Wyndham Championship and Memorial Tournament. Weaver won the 2007 British Amateur and was a member of the 2009 Walker Cup team.

Weaver earned his way into the RBC Canadian Open through the Mackenzie Tour, the PGA’s Canadian Tour, where he is currently second on the money list. The top three on the Mackenzie Tour’s money list are exempt into the Canadian Open. The Mackenzie Tour takes this weekend off of competition.

Wagner tees off from the 10th hole on Thursday at 1:15 p.m. He is grouped with Sean O’Hair and Andrew Svoboda. Twenty minutes later, also from the 10th tee, de Jonge will be grouped with Aaron Baddeley and Jason Gore.

Weaver will be in the last group of Thursday, as he tees off at 2:15 p.m. from No. 10. He is grouped with Oscar Fraustro and Austin Connelly.

When the Mackenzie Tour starts back up next week, Weaver will have six more tournaments in the schedule. If he maintains in the top five of the Mackenzie Tour’s money list, known as “The Five”, he will earn his card for the Web.com Tour for next season. The Web.com Tour is the number-two tour behind the PGA Tour.

July 2, 2015 - 6:19 pm
Maclain Huge advances to State Amateur final

Virginia Tech golfer Maclain Huge won both matches on Thursday and advanced to the finals of the 102nd Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship. The tournament is being played at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Huge, a rising senior from Lovettesville, Virginia, defeated Adam Ball, on the 19th hole after being all square at the end of regulation play. Huge birdied the par 4 first hole to advance to the afternoon semifinal match.

In the afternoon semifinal match, Huge defeated stroke play medalist, Addison Coll, 2 & 1. Coll jumped out to a 2 up lead after six holes, but Huge then went on to win the next four holes to go 2 up after 10 holes of play. Coll then squared the match by winning the 11th and 12th holes. Huge won the 13th and 15th holes and then halved the 16th and 17th holes to win the match, 2 & 1.

Huge will face Mark Lawrence Jr., in Friday’s 36-hole final. Lawrence advanced to the finals with a 3 & 2 quarterfinal win over Trey Smith and a 2 & 1 win over Keith Decker in the semifinals. The finals will tee off at 7:30 a.m.

July 1, 2015 - 3:52 pm
Maclain Huge advances to quarterfinals at State Amateur

Virginia Tech golfer Maclain Huge has advanced to the quarterfinals of the VSGA Virginia State Amateur with a pair of victories in match play on Wednesday. The tournament is being played at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Huge, a rising senior from Lovettesville, Virginia, finished fifth in two rounds of stroke play at the event. On Wednesday morning, he defeated Tyler Gulliksen, up 1 in the Round of 32. In the afternoon’s Round of 16, he defeated Matthew DiSalvo, 3 & 2, to advance to the quarterfinals.

Huge will now face Adam Ball, a rising senior at VCU, in the Round of 8. Ball advanced on Wednesday with wins over Jordan Utley and Austin Gray. Gray advanced to the Round of 16 with a 2 & 1 win over incoming Virginia Tech freshman Logan Yates in the morning round.

Live scoring is available at: http://www.ghintpp.com/vsga/TPPOnlineScoring/ResultsMatch.aspx?archive=match&id=1630

June 30, 2015 - 8:46 pm
Two Hokies advance to match play at State Am

One current Virginia Tech golfer and one incoming Virginia Tech golfer have advanced into match play at the 102nd Virginia State Golf Association Amateur Championship on Tuesday. The tournament is being played at Farmington Country Club in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Maclain Huge, a rising senior from Lovettesville, Virginia, posted a second consecutive even-par 70 and finished in fifth place in the two rounds of stroke play. His incoming teammate, Logan Yates, from Ruckersville, Virginia, did Huge one better on Tuesday and carded a 1-under 69 to finish stroke play in fourth place at 139. Addison Coll, a rising senior at Ohio State, claimed medalist honors following stroke play at 5-under 135.

The top 32 players advance to match play, beginning Wednesday morning. Yates tees off at 8:02 a.m., against Austin Gray, from the first tee. Gray advanced out of a six-man playoff for the final four spots in match play.

Sixteen minutes later, at 8:18 a.m., Huge will face Tyler Gulliksen, teeing off from the first tee. The winners of first round matches will advance to the second round, which will begin on Wednesday afternoon.

Fellow Hokie, Ian Hildebrand, a rising sophomore from Purcellville, Virginia, failed to advance to match play. He shot a 9-over 155 in stroke play.

Live scoring is available at: http://www.ghintpp.com/vsga/TPPOnlineScoring/Default.aspx?id=1630

June 30, 2015 - 5:24 pm
Greenbrier tee times set for Hokie golfers

Three Hokie golfers will be competing in the Greenbrier Classic, beginning Thursday morning.

First off the tee among the Tech grads will be both Brendon de Jonge and Johnson Wagner, who begins play at 7:10 a.m., from the 10th tee. They are in the same group with Greg Owen. Garland Green, making his first PGA Tour appearance, is set to tee off from the 10th tee at 9 a.m. Thursday morning. He is grouped with Mark Anderson and Byron Smith.

The groups will remain the same on Friday, with the Wagner/de Jonge group teeing off from the first tee at 12:10 p.m. and Green also going off from the first tee at 2 p.m.

The event will be televised on Thursday and Friday by the Golf Channel and on Saturday and Sunday on CBS. Live scoring will be available at PGATour.com and on the PGA Tour app.

June 11, 2015 - 8:30 am
Vincent wins first pro event

Recent Virginia Tech graduate Scott Vincent wasted little time in earning his first professional golf victory, as he claimed the title at the Zambezi Tour Pro Challenge tournament at Royal Harare Golf Club in his hometown of Harare, Zimbabwe.

Vincent shot scores of 71 and 66 to earn the victory with a seven-under-par 137. He finished three strokes ahead of Steven Ferreira and Dale Howie.

June 1, 2015 - 10:02 am
Weaver wins Canadian tour event

Former Virginia Tech golfer Drew Weaver (’09) made a tap-in birdie on the third playoff hole to win the PC Financial Open on the PGA TOUR Canada circuit on Sunday evening. The event was played at the Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Weaver had earned his card on the tour when he finished tied for seventh at the PGA TOUR Canada qualifying tournament at the Orange County National Golf Club in Winter Garden, Florida on April 17. This earned him exemptions into the first half of the events on the tour for 2015.

In Vancouver, Weaver posted rounds of 71-70-66-69=276. He birdied the 72nd hole to force a five-way playoff. Weaver then birdied all three playoff holes to claim the title. The PC Financial Open is the first event of the season on the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada schedule. The win earned him a purse of $31,500.

Weaver takes the early lead atop the Order of Merit. The top five, known as “THE FIVE” on the Mackenzie Tour’s money list as of the end of the 12-tournament schedule earn their cards on the Web.com Tour for 2016.

Weaver received an Avis car rental for a week. The winner of each Mackenzie Tour event will receive a free car for a week at any point during the summer as part of their win.

Click here for the official website of the Mackenzie Tour: http://www.pgatour.com/canada/en_us.html

May 18, 2015 - 1:13 pm
The Season-Ending Blog

This is the final blog from the NCAA Noblesville Regional and, unfortunately, the final blog for the 2014-15 season.

The Hokies gave it a great run, but came up short and did not advance to the NCAA Championship. Same goes for Scott Vincent, who was in the mix for the individual advancement, but wound up just two strokes short. Scott was able to post the Sagamore Golf Club’s competitive course record on Friday with a 66. That mark, however, fell in Saturday’s final round, as Brian Campbell of Illinois bettered it with a 65.

Now is the time that we send out some thank yous. We must begin with Dan and Janyce Smith, our team hosts in Noblesville. What a kind and gracious couple. They went out of their way to treat us all like royality and it was greatly appreciated. Especially allowing us to hang that huge VT banner from their deck on the 3rd hole. That was well-noticed during the tournament. The players and staff really appreicate all that they did.

Also, a tip-of-the-cap to Joe Hernadez, Tyson Mathews and all the good folks at Ball State Athletics. This group ran one of the best events we have ever been a part of. First class all the way and the tournament ran like clockwork.

We would also like to thank the members and staff at Sagamore Golf Club. This beautiful and challenging course was in pristine condition and the facilities were top notch. Everyone in Indiana treated the Hokies well. We would also like to thank the members and staff at Prairie View Golf Club in Carmel, Indiana, who allowed the Hokes a practice round on Tuesday, prior to the tournament.

It is also at this time that we say goodbye to our seniors. We can list the accolades for both Trevor Cone and Scott Vincent, but that is all well-documented. To sum up their on-course prowess, let’s just say the Vincent and Cone, respectively, leave Virginia Tech as number-one and number-two in all-time scoring at the school.

Off the course, the duo have been just as impressive. This past weekend, while competing in the NCAA regional, they missed their graduation exercises here on campus. True student-athletics. Both will be successful in whatever fields they enter.

Keep checking in to #HokieHuddle over the summer, as we will have updates on the players and former players as they play amateur and professional events. And remember to follow us on Twitter @VT_MGolf.

May 16, 2015 - 11:20 am
The Round 3 Turn Blog

The Hokies have all completed the turn in the final round of the NCAA Noblesville Regional at the Sagamore Golf Club. Although the Hokies are holding steady on the leaderboard, the number of strokes away from the advance line is not getting any better.

Scott Vincent is currently in tied for fifth place individually and has a chance to be the advancing individual. But there is a group of players all within a few strokes of this spot and it is very important to remember this is not set until the round has been completed.

The sun is trying to peak through, but it is still overcast here in Noblesville. The wind has not been a huge issue this morning and there has, knock on wood, been no rain to report either.

After straightening out a technical glitch, there is now a video interview with Vincent available on HokieVision. Here is the link: http://www.hokiesports.com/videos/#!/videos/all/RhMzY0dTohZCTeJ4oreDdzNZhgpQHaWc

We will continue tweeting on @VT_MGolf and will have a complete wrap-up on Hokiesports.com following the end of competition today.

May 16, 2015 - 7:39 am
The Beginning the Final Round Blog

The overnight thunderstorms have left the conditions overcast and cool. Not as cool as the first day, but cooler than yesterday. There is definitely rain in the area, but we are hopeful that the round can proceed uninterrupted.

The golf committee moved up the start times on Saturday due to the expectations of inclement weather during the day. They want to get as much time to play the round today as possible, so the Hokies will go off beginning at 7:55 a.m. from the 10th tee.

The Hokies will need a low number to get back into the mix, but Scott Vincent is certainly in the mix for individual advancement. But let’s allow the round to complete before we make any proclamations.

We will once again have an update at the turn and remember that you can follow us on Twitter @VT_MGolf.

May 15, 2015 - 6:42 pm
Photo gallery from NCAA Noblesville Regional second round
May 15, 2015 - 1:28 pm
The Round 2 Turn Blog

Not much to report as the Hokies have all made the turn at the NCAA Noblesville Regional at Sagamore Golf Club.

Though the Hokies are scoring better than yesterday on the second nine here in Noblesville, Tech has made very little headway in the standings. We’ll wait until the end of the round to see where the Hokies are in relation to the other 13 teams here.

Scott Vincent is having the best day at the turn. The senior is 5-under through 11 holes and has entered the top 10 individuals. Once again, let’s wait until the end of the round to see where he is.

Vincent has the individual highlight of the day, as he had an eagle-3 at the par-5 second hole. It’s Tech’s third eagle in the first day and a half here and the third Hokie individual with an eagle.

Vincent and fellow senior, Trevor Cone, would be in Lane Stadium this morning for graduation, but are in Noblesville representing the Hokie Nation in the regional. A big congrats to all the graduated today.

We will have a photo gallery and a full wrap-up after the round. And remember to follow the Hokies on Twitter @VT_MGolf.

May 15, 2015 - 9:10 am
The Beginning of Round 2 Blog

The Hokies got an extra hour’s sleep this morning due to the later tee time and arrived at the course about 8:30 a.m., in preparation for their 9:50 a.m. tee time at the NCAA Noblesville Regional.

The weather conditions have changed today. The wind has settled down and the temperatures have climbed. But now there is a chance of some rain, as Hamilton County saw scattered showers overnight. The bad weather is not scheduled to arrive until tonight.

The Hokies will be grouped with Pennsylvania and the five individuals here at Sagamore Golf Club. Players from Xavier, Oakland, Toledo, IUPUI and host Ball State will compete in groups with our players and the Quakers. Joey Lane will be the first Hokie off the tee this morning, beginning at 9:50 a.m. from the 10th tee. Maclain Huge will wrap it up for Tech, beginning at 10:34 a.m.

We will be tweeting from the course @VT_MGolf during the round and will have a blog posting at the turn, along with a post-round photo gallery and a full wrap-up on Hokiesport.com following the end of play on Friday.

May 14, 2015 - 5:48 pm
Photo gallery from NCAA Noblesville Regional first round
May 14, 2015 - 12:52 pm
The Round 1 Turn Blog

Just a quick update from Sagamore Golf Club. All the Hokies have now made the turn and the team has struggled in the first half of the opening round. Conditions are windy and cool.

A bright spot for the Hokies was on the par-5, 550 yard No. 7, as both Maclain Huge and Trevor Cone made eagle 3s. Huge followed that with a birdie on No. 8.

Playing partner Colorado has jumped out to the early lead, but there is still a lot of golf to be played today and this week.

We will have a full recap on Hokiesports.com following the round, along with a photo gallery from the first round on #HokieHuddle. And you can follow the Hokies on Twitter @VT_MGolf.

May 13, 2015 - 5:55 pm
Photo gallery from NCAA Noblesville Regional practice round
May 13, 2015 - 3:45 pm
The End of the Practice Round Blog

The Hokies have finished their practice round at the NCAA Noblesville Regional at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana. But not all the preparation is complete for the beginning of competition in the morning.

After the team completed their round, about 2 p.m., they headed to the clubhouse for a quick bite to eat. Then, while head coach Jay Hardwick was in the NCAA administrative meeting (a requirement for all the head coaches), associate head coach Brian Sharp took the team back out to the practice range to work on some things to better prepare the squad to face this challenging golf course on Thursday.

With the steady winds of today that are expected to continue throughout the week, ball flight is a major concern. Sharp will work with the players to keep the ball lower, as to not be effected as much as a higher-trajectory shot. There will also be additional time on the putting green, as well, for all the players.

In speaking with Coach Hardwick following the practice round, he was very impressed with the course. The course is in outstanding condition and will be a true challenge to all 14 teams and five individuals here. We must give a tip of the cap to the crew here for putting this 18 holes in such outstanding shape. The putting greens are in immaculate condition.

Once the team returns to the hotel, they will meet with the coaches to go over the rules presented at the administrative meeting. The coaches will give reminders on local rules and points of emphasis, including sportsmanship and pace-of-play, that the rules officials brought forth at the meeting.

Make sure you return to #HokieHuddle later tonight, when we will have a photo gallery from today’s practice round. Until then, remember to follow the Hokies on Twitter @VT_MGolf.

May 12, 2015 - 10:06 pm
The New Friends and a Big Flag Blog

The Hokies spent an enjoyable evening on Tuesday night at the home of Dan and Janyce Smith, our hosts here at the NCAA Noblesville Regional. The Smiths, along with their good friends Charlie and Holly Cross, provided great food and outstanding company for the team, right across the pond from the third green at Sagamore Golf Club.

When Dan contacted Coach Hardwick last week to put plans in motion, he asked the team to bring a Virginia Tech banner or pennant, so he could display it from his deck, looking out over the course. Dan said size was not a concern. Well, through so searching, the team arrived in Noblesville with a Chicago maroon VT flag. Dimensions are probably around 20’X15’. The flag was hung on the deck and now proudly flies.

The evening was a great time for the players and coaches to relax, have a great meal and meet some new friends. Both couples are members at Sagamore, so there was more than a little discussion about the course and how it plays. Local knowledge is always helpful, especially since the players and coaches are not allowed on the course prior to Wednesday’s practice round.

After a fun couple of hours, the team returned to the hotel to rest up for the practice round. It will be an early wake-up call, as the team will leave for the course around 7 a.m., in preparation for an 8:36 a.m. tee time in the practice round. The weather is expected to be cool and windy again on Wednesday.

Check back with us in the morning for more updates here on #HokieHuddle.

May 12, 2015 - 5:03 pm
The Prairie View Blog

The team is back at the hotel following a great practice round at Prairie View Golf Club in nearby Carmel, Indiana. And if wind is in the forecast for this week’s competition at Sagamore Golf Club, the Hokies will be ready.

Tech teed off at Prairie View a little after 10:30 a.m. this morning in chilly, windy and overcast conditions. And while the weather warmed a little and the clouds broke a little, the wind remained a constant throughout. Winds were sustained at around 12 mph, with gusts nearing 25 mph.

For post-season play, the NCAA only allows for a single practice round on the competition course. That will be Wednesday at Sagamore. Many of the teams, however, travel to the site on Monday, so there is a need for a challenging course to play on Tuesday and Prairie View met that need. There were other teams there today while the Hokies were playing, including third-seed UCLA. UNLV left the hotel after 8 a.m. this morning on the way to their course to practice.

We need to give a big Thank You to the members and staff at Prairie View GC. There were exceedingly courteous and helpful and really made this a very pleasant experience for all the players. And it is a beautiful course with outstanding facilities. Time well spent for the Hokies.

The team will have a little time to relax at the hotel before heading out for dinner. The NCAA Noblesville Regional assigns each team a host family and tonight, the Hokies will head out to the club and dine at the home of our hosts. Check back on #HokieHuddle later tonight for more on the dinner.

Tomorrow, we will check in from Sagamore for the official practice round of the event. Along with this blog, remember to follow the Hokies @VT_MGolf on Twitter.

May 11, 2015 - 11:04 pm
The We're Here Blog

Welcome to the first blog of the 2015 NCAA golf regionals for the Hokies and our first on the new #HokieHuddle feature on Hokiesports.com.

Monday was a full day of travel for the Hokies, as the team left early on Monday morning en route to Fishers, Indiana, where the team will stay for the NCAA Noblesville Regional.

But first, there was an exam to take. With the NCAAs scheduled for Virginia Tech’s exam week over the past several seasons, the coaching staff has had to plan ahead and work with SAASS to get players to take their exams early in order to be ready for this week. One player had an 8 a.m. exam this morning, so after he completed the task, it was on the road for Indiana.

The original plan was to drive as far as Xenia, Ohio and stop at Sebastian Hills Golf Club for some work on the range, but as soon as the team van pulled into the parking lot, a thunderstorm arrived and washed out practice. So it was back in the van and on to suburban Indianapolis. About nine hours after leaving the Virginia Tech Golf Course clubhouse, the team rolled into the team hotel, ready for a good meal and some rest.

After dinner at a local restaurant across the street from the hotel, the players retired to the hotel lobby, where they were able to watch the Washington-Atlanta NBA playoff game. After that, it was back to the rooms and time for some much-needed sleep.

Tuesday morning, the team will travel to nearby Prairie View Golf Club for a round of golf and some time on the practice range. NCAA rules do not allow for teams to play on Tuesdays on the host course, so many teams seek out area courses to play, hopefully finding one that has similarities to the host course. Through Coach Jay Hardwick’s numerous connections in the business, the Hokies believe they have found such a course.

We will check in again tomorrow before increasing coverage beginning Wednesday at the practice round. Also remember to follow the Hokies on Twitter at @VT_MGolf for more insight into the trip.

May 7, 2015 - 11:32 am
Noblesville NCAA Notes

Here are some facts about the regional and the field.

The Noblesville Regional is a 14-team, five individual player site. Three of the six sites are this format and the other three have 13 teams and 10 individuals. The top five teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championships, along with the top individual from a non-advancing team. The NCAA Championship will be play May 29 – June 3 at Concession Golf Club in Bradenton, Florida.

The Hokies are the only ACC team in Noblesville, but the ACC has a league-record 10 teams in the field, the most by any conference this season. There are four ACC teams in the Chapel Hill Regional, including three in the top five seeds, with Florida State being the top-seed there.

The Sagamore Golf Club is a Jack Nicklaus design and will play to par 72, 7,173 yards. The club is located about 25 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 40 miles southwest of Muncie, Indiana, home of the host school, Ball State University.

The Noblesville field of 14 teams includes top-seed Illinois, ranked No. 4 nationally by Golfstat.com, but No. 1 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin. Second seed Oregon is ranked 8/12, third seed UCLA is ranked 15/17 and fourth seed Alabama is ranked 21/20. Twelve of the 14 teams in Noblesville are ranked in the top 90 overall.

Two-time defending national champion Alabama is in Noblesville, as well as 2008 champion UCLA. In all, teams in this field have a total of four national championships and four national runner-up finishes.

Individually, four of the top 20 players in the nation are in the Noblesville field, led by No. 5 Robby Shelton of Alabama, who tied for third in last season’s NCAA Championship. Eight of the top 50 players are here, including Trevor Cone, currently ranked No. 40. In all, four of the top 10 finishers in last season’s NCAA Championship will compete in Noblesville.

May 7, 2015 - 11:26 am
Vincent honored with Top 6 Award
Scott Vincent was one of six Virginia Tech student-athletes given the Top 6 for Service Award. The honor is bestowed upon student-athletes for their service to the community.
May 6, 2015 - 1:53 pm
Keeping up with the Hokies at the NCAAs

Here are some ways fans can keep up with the Hokies leading-up to and during the upcoming NCAA Noblesville Regional.

The NCAA tournament blog will continue on Hokiesports.com, but will now go full-time to #HokieHuddle. All the same elements will be available, including photography, video interviews and in-round updates, but will now be in a dedicated site that remains active year-round. There will also be daily final results coverage on the front page of Hokiesports.com.

We will also be tweeting throughout the week on @VT_Mgolf and live scoring will be available on Golfstat.com, with a link from Hokiesports.com.

As for Noblesville, the official Tournament Central site is active at: http://tinyurl.com/NoblesvilleRegional

The Virginia Tech post-season notes package will be posted on Hokiesports.com over the weekend.

May 6, 2015 - 9:00 am
Hokies in the rankings - May 6

The final rankings prior to the NCAA regionals are out and the Hokies remain fairly steady.

In the Golfstat.com rankings, the Hokies remain ranked 40th nationally as a team. Tech is eighth among ACC schools. The conference boasts 10 schools in the top 50 overall, including top-ranked Florida State. Individually, Trevor Cone moves up to 40th nationally and Scott Vincent moves up to 58th nationally.

In the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Hokies holds at 39th overall. Tech is seventh among 10 ACC teams in the top 50, including second-ranked Florida State. Individually, Cone is 47th overall, while Vincent remains at 54th overall.

In the Men’s World Amateur Golf Rankings, Vincent is up three spots to 29th in the world and Cone is up one spot to 73rd.

The Hokies will compete in the NCAA Noblesville Regional May 14-16 at the Sagamore Golf Club in Noblesville, Indiana. The tournament is hosted by Ball State University.

April 29, 2015 - 12:49 pm
Hokies in the rankings - April 29

The major golf rankings have been released and the Hokies are, once again, holding steady. The final rankings won’t be out until the final seven Division I conference complete their tournaments, either later this week or this weekend.

In the Golfstat.com rankings, the Hokies remain ranked 40th nationally as a team. Tech is eighth among ACC schools. The conference boasts 10 schools in the top 50 overall, including top-ranked Florida State. Individually, Trevor Cone moves up to 42nd nationally on the heels of his ACC Championship and Scott Vincent is 61st nationally.

In the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings, the Hokies move up to 39th nationally overall. Tech is seventh among 10 ACC teams in the top 50, including second-ranked Florida State. Individually, Cone moves up 17 positions to 46th overall, while Vincent moves up six spots to 54th overall.

In the Men’s World Amateur Golf Rankings, Vincent dropped a spot to 32nd in the world and Cone is up 29 spots to 74th.

The Hokies will learn their fate in the NCAA draw on Monday, May 4, at 10 a.m., as The Golf Channel will air the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Selection Show.