Hokies Seeded First in BIG EAST Championship
Golfers look for first BIG EAST title
April 23, 2001 Virginia Tech claimed the top seed in the 2001 BIG EAST Conference Golf Championship, to be played April 28 and 29, 2001 at Metacomet Country Club in Providence, R.I. The Hokies, ranked 18th in the Golfweek/Sagarin poll and 22nd in the Mastercard poll, enter the tournament on a two match winning streak. Tech, coached by Jay Hardwick, won the Furman Intercollegiate on March 25 and scored a come-from-behind win at the Wofford Invitational on April 14 after trailing by 10 strokes entering the final round. Tech has won a school-record five events this season and has finished lower than third just once all season. St. John's is the second seed, while Notre Dame is seeded third. Rutgers is the fourth seed and Seton Hall and Georgetown round out the field as the number-five and six seeds. This is the first season of full BIG EAST membership for Virginia Tech.