Hokies Host Preview
Top teams in college golf to play at The Homestead
September 19, 2003 BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Virginia Tech hosts one of the top fields in collegiate golf Sept. 22-23, as The Preview by Ping and Golfweek comes to the Cascades Course at The Homestead Resort. The two-day event, with 36 holes on Monday and 18 holes on Tuesday, will be played on one of the most historic and challenging courses in the country. The Cascades course has played host to such events as the 2000 USGA Men's Mid-Amateur, the 1995 PGA Senior Tour Shootout, the 1967 USGA Women's Open Championship and the 1988 USGA Men's Amateur Championship . The field of 15 teams is comprised of the top programs invited from last season NCAA Championships. Defending champion Clemson and 2003 Preview champion Augusta State headline the event which boasts the top 13 teams in the current Precept/GCAA poll and 14 of the top 20 in the poll. Admission is free to the two-day event. Virginia Tech opened the season last weekend with an 18th place finish at the Bank of Tennessee/The Ridges Invitational in Jonesborough, Tenn. The tournament featured seven teams entered in The Preview, along with many other ranked teams. The Preview is just a precursor to the 2004 NCAA Division I Men's Golf Championship, that the Hokies will host at The Homestead, June 1-4, 2004.