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June 28, 2012
Three Hokie golfers named to All-State teams
Vincent earns first team honors, Cone, Redmond named to second team

BLACKSBURG, Va. – Three members of the Virginia Tech golf team, Scott Vincent, Blake Redmond and Trevor Cone, have been selected to the 2012 Virginia State Collegiate Golf Coaches Association All-State teams, as announced today.

Vincent, a freshman from Harare, Zimbabwe, was selected to the first team. He was second on the team in scoring with a 73.29 stroke average and posted four top 20 finishes. He finished third in the NCAA South Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky., and led the Hokies in scoring in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championship, finishing 45th overall.

Redmond, a senior from Sugar Land, Texas, was selected to the second team for the second consecutive season. He was third on for the Hokies in scoring average this season, with a 73.83 stroke average. Redmond posted three top 20 finishes, including one top ten and one top five finish. He was the low scorer for the Hokies at the ACC Championship, finishing third overall.

Cone, a freshman from Concord, N.C., also earned second team honors in 2011-12. He led the Hokies in scoring, with a 73.13 stroke average. He had a team-high five top 20 finishes, including two top 5 finishes. He finished third at the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate and fourth at the Puerto Rico Classic.

The Hokies finished the season with a 24th place finish at the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship at the Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Ca. Tech finished fourth at the NCAA South Central Regional in Bowling Green, Ky., and tied for fourth at the 2012 ACC Men’s Golf Championship.

Liberty’s Jeff Thomas was named the Coach of the Year for the second consecutive season by the VCGCA. Vincent was joined on the All-State first team by Robert Karlsson and Chase Marinell of Liberty and Ben Kohles and Denny McCarthy of Virginia.

Virginia State Golf Coaches Association

2012 All-State Teams (Players listed alphabetically by school)

First Team

Robert Karlsson......................... Liberty....................... Senior

Chase Marinell.......................... Liberty....................... Sophomore

Ben Kohles................................ Virginia....................... Senior

Denny McCarthy....................... Virginia....................... Freshman

Scott Vincent............................. Virginia Tech............... Freshman

Second Team

Niklas Lindstrom........................ Liberty....................... Sophomore

Ben Rusch ................................ Virginia....................... Sophomore

Bruce Woodall .......................... Virginia....................... Senior

Trevor Cone.............................. Virginia Tech............... Freshman

Blake Redmond ........................ Virginia Tech............... Senior

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