ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Virginia Tech golf team shot two-round total of 33-over-par 601 and tied with Wake Forest for third place at the Navy Spring Invitational on Sunday. The event was played at the 6,611-yard, par-71 Naval Academy Golf Club in Annapolis, Md.
The Hokies shot 296 on Saturday and 305 on Sunday en route to the 601. This is a rare 36-hole event, as the competing teams played 18 holes on Saturday and again on Sunday.
Sophomore Trevor Cone (Concord, N.C.) shot a two-under-par 69 on Sunday and finished in a tie for second place at three-over-par 145. Cone and Evan Beck from Wake Forest finished one stroke behind medalist Joe Gunerman of Towson. Cone and Gunerman each shot 69 on Sunday, the best rounds of the tournament.
Sophomore Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe) tied for fifth place at 147. A trio of Hokies, senior Mikey Moyers (Stanardsville, Va.), junior Bryce Chalkley (Richmond, Va.) and freshman Maclain Huge (Lovettesville, Va.) tied for 40th place at 155.
Pennsylvania defeated Virginia in a playoff to earn the team title. Both teams shot 599 for the tournament, two strokes ahead of the Hokies and Demon Deacons. LIU-Brooklyn was fifth at 603, George Washington was sixth at 608 and host Navy and Delaware were tied for seventh at 609. In all, 19 schools competed in the two-day, 36-hole event.
The Naval Academy Golf Club is currently ranked No. 19 in Golfweek’s “Best Campus Courses”. The same poll places The Pete Dye River Course of Virginia Tech at No. 8. The NAGC is a William S. Flynn design and has a rating of 71.7 and a slope rating of 128. Flynn also designed the Cascades Course at the Homestead Resort, where the Hokies hosted the 2004 NCAA Division I Men’s Golf Championship.
This was the Hokies’ final tournament before the ACC Men’s Golf Championship, beginning Friday at the Old North State Club in Badin Lake, N.C.
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