September 4, 2013
De Jonge to play in President’s Cup
Hokie alum captain’s pick for biennial event

BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Former Virginia Tech golfer Brendon de Jonge has been named to the International team for the 2013 President’s Cup, to be played at Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio October 1-6, 2013.

De Jonge, a native of Harare, Zimbabwe, was one of two captain’s picks for captain Nick Price. Australian Mark Leishman was Price’s other selection. Leishman and de Jonge join Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Jason Day, Ernie Els, Louis Oosthuizen, Hideki Matsuyama, Branden Grace, Graham DeLaet, Richard Sterne, and Angel Cabrera on the team. The U.S. team consists of Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Phil Mickelson, Matt Kuchar, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Steve Stricker, Bill Haas, Hunter Mahan and Zach Johnson, along with captain’s picks Jordan Spieth and Webb Simpson. The United States captain is Fred Couples.

Currently 26th on the FedEx points list, de Jonge has earned more than $1.5 million on the PGA Tour this season. He is sixth in scoring average on tour and has four top-10 finishes this season.

The President’s Cup is an international event, pitting a team from the United States against a team of non-European international players in match-play competition. The biennial event is played in non-Ryder Cup years, the U.S. holds a 7-1-1 overall record in The Presidents Cup.

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