Hokies Release 2005-06 Golf Schedule
Two new events highlight Tech's regular season slate
July 18, 2005 BLACKSBURG, Va. - Two new regular season events highlight the 2005-06 Virginia Tech golf schedule. The Hokies begin their second season of play in one of the nation's strongest leagues, the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hokies, under the direction of Jay Hardwick, now in his 23rd year as head coach at his alma mater, will play five tournaments in the fall and five regular season tournaments in the spring. Tech will open the 2005-06 season with the two new events, beginning Sept. 12-13 at the Coca-Cola Tournament of Champions at the Holston Hills Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn. On Oct. 3-4, the Hokies will compete in the Mattaponi Springs Collegiate Shootout at the Mattaponi Springs Golf Club in Ruther Glen, Va. "Our schedule has always been one of the most competitive in the country and this year we have added two new events," Hardwick said. "Most of the players, including all three freshmen, saw significant playing time and we lost only one senior from last season's extremely young team. The addition of three new players, coupled with top returnee Ryan Sypniewski and a strong supporting cast, should help us raise the bar as we compete in the nation's #1 conference." The remainder of the fall schedule features tournaments at Duke, East Tennessee State and UNC Wilmington. The Hokies will open the Spring 2006 schedule once again at the Puerto Rico Invitational Feb. 26-28 at the Rio Mar Country Club's River Course in San Juan P.R. The event, hosted by Purdue, has become one of the premier events on the collegiate scene. The Hokies spring slate is the same as last season, playing in events hosted by Coastal Carolina, Furman, Augusta State and North Carolina State. The Hokies will compete in the 2006 Atlantic Coast Conference Golf Championship at the Old North State Golf Club in Baden, N.C. April 15-17. NCAA Regionals begin May 18, 2006.