BLACKSBURG, Va. – The Virginia Tech men’s golf team will return to the course this weekend in the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular in Howey-in-the-Hills, Fla. Two rounds will be played on Saturday and the final on Sunday, on the par 72, 7,001-yard El Campeon Course at Mission Inn at the historic Mission Inn Resort and Spa.
Junior Scott Vincent (Harare, Zimbabwe), winner of the three events in the fall season, will play in the first position for Tech. Vincent enters the tournament ranked No. 7 nationally by Golfstat.com and No. 17 nationally by Golfweek/Sagarin. The ACC Player of the Month for September, Vincent won the Golfweek Conference Challenge, the VCU Shootout and the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate during the fall and tied for 16th at the Puerto Rico Classic to open the spring. Vincent finished third in the event last season.
Senior Bryce Chalkley, (Richmond, Va.), will play in the second spot for the Hokies. Chalkley, currently ranked 38th by Golfstat.com and 44th by Golfweek/Sagarin, finished second to Vincent at the VCU Shootout and followed that with a tie for ninth at Brickyard. At the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate, Chalkley finished fifth individually. Junior Trevor Cone, (Concord, N.C.), will play third for Tech. He is ranked 80th nationally by Golfstat.com and 92nd by Golfweek/Sagarin. He tied Vincent at 16th in the Puerto Rico Classic last month.
Sophomore Maclain Huge (Lovettesville, Va.) will play in the fourth position for the Hokies. Huge finished in the top 25 in three of the five events in the fall. Freshman Drew Johnson (Oak Ridge, N.C.) will play fifth for Tech. He played in three of the five fall events and was in the line-up for the Hokies in Puerto Rico.
The Hokies are one of three Commonwealth of Virginia squads in the 17-team field. Host George Mason, VCU and the Hokies are joined by Appalachian State, Bethune Cookman Florida Atlantic, Florida A&M, High Point, IPFW, IUPUI, Morehead State, ODU, Rutgers, Stetson, Texas Tech, University of Connecticut, and W. Kentucky.
Live stats are not available for this event. Final results will be posted daily on hokiesports.com.
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