BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech golf team heads to Jonesborough, Tenn., to compete in the 2012 Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club at the par 72, 7,147-yard Blackthorn Club on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The Hokies enter the BOT Intercollegiate coming off a tie for fourth place at the Brickyard Collegiate Golf Championship. Before the Brickyard, Tech won the Marshall Invitational by 16 strokes and followed that with a nine-stroke victory at the VCU Shootout. This marks the first time since the Fall of 2007 that the Hokies have won two events in the same season.
Tech will welcome back sophomore Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe), who missed the Brickyard while competing for his native Zimbabwe in the World Amateur Team Championship in Antalya, Turkey. Vincent finished 32nd overall and led Zimbabwe to a tie for 17th place. Vincent leads the Hokies in scoring average this season and has placed in the top 5 of both of his tournaments so far this season. Vincent will play in the first position for the Hokies.
Senior Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.) will play in the second spot this week. Moyers tied for fifth with Vincent at the VCU Shootout and tied for 10th at Marshall. He has played in every event since arriving at Virginia Tech in the Fall of 2008. Trevor Cone (Concord, N.C.) will play in the third spot for the Hokies. He played in every event for Virginia Tech as a freshman and was the team’s leading scorer last season. He finished in sixth place in the Marshall Invitational earlier this season and led the Hokies at the Brickyard, tying for sixth place individually.
Freshman Maclain Huge (Lovettesville, Va.) will play in the fourth position for Tech. He posted a top 20 finish at Marshall, tying for 19th overall in his first collegiate event and followed that with an 11th place finish at VCU. Huge competed in the 2012 U.S. Amateur this summer at Cherry Hill in Denver. Junior Bryce Chalkley (Richmond, Virginia) will play in the fifth position for the Hokies. He played in every event for the Hokies last season and tied with Moyers for 10th place at the Marshall Invitational. Redshirt junior Marc MacDonald (Harare, Zimbabwe) and sophomore Miles Curley (Rock Hill, S.C.) will play the event as individuals.
Tech enters the event ranked 39th in the Golfstat.com rankings and 40th in the Golfweek/Sagarin rankings. Vincent is ranked 80th in the Golfstat.com individual rankings and 88th individually in Golfweek/Sagarin.
The Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate at Blackthorn Club boasts a field that includes five top 50 teams, according to Golfstat.com, including No. 12 Missouri. Other top 50 teams in the field include No. 21 Wake Forest, No. 31 Tennessee and No. 37 Coastal Carolina, along with the Hokies. Other teams competing in the event are host East Tennessee State, Army, Furman, Memphis, Penn State, Pepperdine, UNC Wilmington and Virginia. This will mark the first meeting of the year for the Hokies and ACC foes Wake Forest and Virginia.
Tech will play a practice round on Thursday. The tournament will begin on Friday morning, with a second round to follow on Saturday. The final round will take place on Sunday. Live stats are available at: http://www.golfstatresults.com/public/index.cfm?tournament_id=3778.
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