Hokies continue their fall at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate

The Virginia Tech men’s golf team continues their season on Saturday and Sunday, at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate, hosted by UNC. The two-day event will be played at the par 72, 7,349-yard UNC Finley Golf Course.

This year’s Intercollegiate features a 12-team field, along with 12 individuals. This group consists of a strong regional field including fellow ACC members, host UNC and Boston College as well as former ACC foe, Maryland.

The Hokies will be led by Mark Lawrence Jr. The junior from Richmond, Virginia led the Hokies at the Gopher invitational in mid-September. He advanced to the semifinals of the U.S. Amateur in August and won the VSGA State Amateur this summer.

Playing second for the Hokies is Connor Burgess, from Lynchburg, Virginia. The freshman will be making his third collegiate appearance and is coming off his best performance, tying for second place at the Janney Invitational two weeks ago.

Sarit Suwannarut will play in the third spot for Tech. The sophomore from Bangkok, Thailand tied for 12th at the Janney Invitational. He was second in scoring and third in crunch time average last season.

Playing fourth for the Hokies is Blake Fiest. The junior from Huntersville, North Carolina had his best ever finish for 19th place at the Janney Invitational. He has been in the starting five in all three tournaments this fall.

Ian Hildebrand will complete the lineup for the Hokies. The senior from Purcellville, Virginia recently made his second appearance of the fall at the Janney Invitational. He competed in both the 2017 VSGA State Amateur and 2017 State Open of Virginia, finishing at 13th at the 2017 State Open of Virginia over the summer.

Tom Crow and Slade Pickering will join the field as individuals. Crow, a sophomore from Virginia Beach, Virginia, will make his first appearance this fall at the Tar Heel Intercollegiate. Pickering, a freshman from North West, South Africa, will make his third start of the young season.

The tournament will feature a 36 hole-shotgun start beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday and the final round will be on Sunday morning starting at 8:10 a.m. Live stats will be available on Hokiesports.com, via a link from Golfstat.com.

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