Hokies face challenging golf schedule
Season opens at VCU Shootout
August 7, 2007

Blacksburg, Va. - Defending ACC co-champion Virginia Tech will play four Fall 2007 events and six Spring 2008 events in the 2007-08 season, featuring one of the team's most challenging schedules yet.

"We have always tried to play against the strongest competition possible and this year is no exception," head coach Jay Hardwick said. "We are very excited about two new events on our schedule. The VCU Shootout at Hermitage has an outstanding mix of teams from all over the country and is an excellent opportunity for Hokie fans in the Richmond area to watch the team. The Hootie at Bulls Bay features one of the top fields in the country and we are proud to be included in this fine tournament."

The Hokies open play on Oct. 1-2 at the VCU Shootout on the Manakin Course of the Hermitage Country Club. Tech will then make return appearances at the Duke Golf Classic, the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at the Ridges and the Landfall Tradition to wrap up the fall season.

Tech will open the Spring 2007 portion of the schedule at the Puerto Rico Classic in San Juan on Feb. 29 through March 2. The Hokies will return to play in the Cleveland Golf Palmetto Intercollegiate in Aiken, S.C.,, before joining a top field at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at the Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, S.C., March 23-25.

Tech will wind up the regular season with the Furman Invitational and the Administaff/Augusta State Invitational before traveling to the Atlantic Coast Conference Golf Championship at the Old North State Golf Club in Baden Lake, N.C., on April 18-20.

The Hokies return four starters from last year's team that tied Georgia Tech in the ACC Championship and finished 12th in the NCAA East Regional at the Golf Club of Georgia in May. The Hokies will also welcome three new scholarship players this fall.

Junior Drew Weaver won the 2007 British Amateur Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in June and competed in the British Open Championship in July. He will play in the U.S. Amateur at the Olympic Club in San Francisco later this month and will play in the Masters in April.