The Virginia Tech golf team is hosting the first-ever Virginia Tech Golf Team Player Reunion Tournament at the Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech this weekend, November 5-6. The event consists of a 36-hole Two-Man Team event on Saturday and Sunday with a social and dinner Saturday night. Tee time is a shotgun start at noon on Saturday, with warm-up at 11 a.m. and tour of VT Golf Complex at 10:30 a.m. Sunday is a 9 a.m. shotgun start.
There are 28 players from nine states representing seven decades of Virginia Tech golf returning to play in the event. The most senior member of the group will be Dr. Richard Duma, class of 1955. Marshall Bailey (’11), the only player who appeared in four NCAA Championships with his Hokie teammates, will also return for the event.
Others expected in attendance are Neff McClary (‘66), a Southern Conference champion, Ryan Stinnett (’04), a BIG EAST Conference champion, John Bruce (’76), who won the Virginia State Open four consecutive years and current Virginia Tech associate head coach Brian Sharp (’95) a former member of the Nationwide Tour who won four collegiate tournaments, including the Metro Conference championship. Also playing are former GCAA All-America Scholars Mark Teachey and Jake Allison, John Minor who received an individual bid to the NCAA Championship, Billy King, who played on the Champions Tour and Nelson Long, Jr. ('73), who won Virginia State Open while in college and was the 2011 recipient of the National PGA Bill Strausbaugh Award.
Another competitor at the reunion will be Drew Weaver. The 2009 graduate just completed Stage I of PGA TOUR Q-School. Weaver advanced to the next stage of Q-School with a 17th place finish at the Magnolia Course at Pinewild Country Club of Pinehurst.
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