Hokies Sign MacDonald to Golf Letter
Zimbabwean to join Tech in Fall 2004
April 29, 2004

BLACKSBURG, Va. - Virginia Tech Head Golf Coach Jay Hardwick has announced the signing of Nick MacDonald to a national letter of intent for the 2004-05 academic year.

MacDonald, from Harare, Zimbabwe, attends St. John's College, a high school in Harare. He is the No. 1 ranked junior and No. 2 ranked amateur in Zimbabwe. At St. John's College, he is the captain of the golf team and has also played tennis and cricket.

MacDonald won the Most Improved Player Award from the Zimbabwe Golf Association in 2003 and is currently playing for Zimbabwe in international competition. In 2003, he won the Chapman Junior Cup, Midlands Amateur and the Bulawayo Golf Club Junior Cup. This year, he won the Julius Robinson Amateur.

"Nick is a outstanding player with a strong background in international competition," Hardwick said. "He follows a couple of Hokie greats, Sean Farrell and Brendon de Jonge, from Zimbabwe to the United States. Nick will be a tremendous addition to our program."