BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Tech golf team will wind-up the 2009-10 regular season April 9-10 by competing in the inaugural Wolfpack Invitational at the new Lonnie Poole Golf Course at NC State in Raleigh, N.C. The course is a par 71, 7,358-yard championship layout on NC State’s Centennial Campus.
The 17-team event will feature nine of the 11 ACC schools, including seven ACC teams that are currently ranked in the top 50 of Golfstat.com’s rankings. Along with the Hokies and the host Wolfpack, the other ACC schools competing are Wake Forest, North Carolina, Virginia, Duke, Maryland, Florida State and Georgia Tech. Joing the ACC teams will be nationally-ranked Michigan, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, East Carolina, New Orleans, Purdue, UNC Wilmington and Virginia Commonwealth.
The Hokies will be led by freshman Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.), who has finished in the top 20 of all four spring events and is seventh in the ACC scoring average. Junior Marshall Bailey (Fincastle, Va.) is second on the team in scoring average this season.
Also competing this weekend for the Hokies is sophomore Blake Redmond (Sugar Land, Tex.), who is third on the team in scoring and has two top 30 finishes in the last four events. Junior Garland Green (Tazewell, Va.) is fourth on the team in scoring and posted his best-ever finish during the fall, winding up second at the Intercollegiate at the Ridges. Junior Aaron Eckstein (Salem, Va.) returns to the line-up for the Hokies this weekend. He is fifth on the team in scoring and finished 21st at Pinehurst earlier this spring.
This will be the Hokies’ final tune-up before traveling to New London, N.C. April 23-25 for the 2010 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Golf Championship, to be played at the Old North State Club at Uwharrie Point. Tech finshed seventh last season and advanced to the 2009 NCAA Southwest Regional in Austin, Texas.
The first two rounds of the Wolfpack Invitational will be played Friday, beginning at 8 a.m., with a shot-gun start. The afternoon rounds will begin at 1 p.m., also with a shot-gun start. The final round will be played Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. Live scoring will be available on golfstat.com and hokiesports.com.
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