Virginia Tech Hokies’ Golf Looking to Advance to 2014 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship


Nov 16, 2013; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies mascot on the field before the game at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies’ golf team entered the season as a contender to make a run at beginning one of the top golf programs in all of Division 1 and they have done that so far this year. The NCAA Regionals are going on this weekend and the field for the 2014 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship in Hutchinson, Kansas will be set with the top 5 teams in the 6 regionals plus the top individual on any team that did not advance as a team. The Virginia Tech Hokies entered ranked 12th in the nation and are looking in good shape to make an expected team appearance in Hutchinson.

Of course, day 1 of the three-day Auburn Regional did not go well for the Hokies with Scott Vincent and Bryan Chalkey leading the team with rounds of 73 which is +1 on this par 72 course. The real panic surrounded the place that the Hokies were on the leaderboard as a team as Virginia Tech was +13 in the opening round among the top 4 players and that put the Hokies in 11th place. This was not the start that the Hokies wanted and put some pressure on the Hokies to have some major improvement on day 2 and that was exactly what they did.

The Hokies had a day 2 surge led by Scott Vincent as the 10th ranked golfer in the country shot 2-under today to go to 1-under for the tournament and only three shots off the two leaders. Trevor Cone shot even par today after a first round of five-over par and while Bryan Chalkey was +2 and Joey Lane was +3 with Maclain Huge struggling. However, only the top 4 count and the Hokies were only +3 as a team today and rose up to fourth place on the team leaderboard.

Entering the final day, the Hokies are now in a much better position though they will need Scott Vincent and Trevor Cone to lead the way for the Hokies. Scott Vincent will try to have a strong Saturday to win the Auburn Regional as he looks to make a run at potentially winning a national title in Hutchinson, Kansas. Trevor Cone, Bryan Chalkey, and Joey Lane will all look to have strong Saturdays while Maclain Huge will look to have one good round. The Hokies are in very good position now to advance as a team to the 2014 NCAA Men’s Golf Championship.