March 18, 2010
    Golfers look to continue winning ways at Furman
    Hokies coming off win at Pinehurst

    BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech golf team will look to build upon the momentum gained by winning at Pinehurst last week, as they travel to Greenville, S.C., to compete in the 41st Annual Furman Intercollegiate. The event will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at the par-72, 6,994-yard Furman University Golf Course.

    Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) will once again man the top spot for the Hokies. The top scorer for the Hokies in the fall, Bailey finished 29th at Pinehurst on Sunday. Freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) is coming off his best-ever collegiate finish, as he led the Hokies to the win at Pinehurst with his second-place individual finish.

    Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) will play out of the third spot and sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.) will play fourth. Redmond tied for 18th at Pinehurst to be the Hokies’ second-place finisher in the victory. Junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) will play fifth and freshman Jacob Everts (Ooltewah, Tenn.) will play the event as an individual.

    The Furman Intercollegiate is one of the oldest and most prestigious events on the collegiate schedule. The Hokies have won the event twice this decade and finished tied for second in a rain-shortened Intercollegiate last season. This year’s event boasts a 24-team field. Along with the Hokies and host Paladins, Appalachian State, Charleston Southern, Chattanooga, Clemson, Davidson, Elon, Francis Marion, Gardner-Webb, Kennesaw State, Marshall, Mississippi State, Old Dominion, Presbyterian, Rhode Island, Samford, Temple, Troy, UAB, Western Carolina, Winthrop and Wofford will compete in this year’s event. Last year’s champion, East Carolina, also returns to defend their crown.

    The Furman Intercollegiate dates back to 1970 and its list of champions includes Curtis Strange of Wake Forest, Jay Haas of Wake Forest, Mark Calcavecchia of Florida, Brad Faxon of Furman, Bill Andrade of Wake Forest and David Duval of Georgia Tech.

    Teams are scheduled to tee-off beginning at 8 a.m. on Friday with the afternoon wave set to begin their rounds at noon. The second round is set for Saturday with final-round play scheduled for Sunday morning. Livestats will be available on a link from Hokiesports.com.

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