Trevor Cone is a Ping Third Team All-American


Sept 22, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; A general view of the fans during the game between the Virginia Tech Hokies and the Bowling Green Falcons at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies golf team had one of its best seasons of all-time despite the major disappointment at the NCAA Championships. This was largely due to Scott Vincent who had the best season ever for a Virginia Tech golfer with 3 victories this past season while also becoming the first Hokie ever to be named a Ping First Team All-American. However, another golfer was added to one of the other All-American teams.

Trevor Cone had a very strong season and was rewarded yesterday with a spot on the Ping All-American Third Team. Trevor Cone picked up his first two career collegiate victories at the Mission Inn Spring Spectacular and the Furman Intercollegiate. Cone also had the lowest stroke average of his career this past spring with a 70.52 while also having the second lowest stroke average at 70.91 for the Hokies only behind Scott Vincent.

This is only the second time in Virginia Tech golf history that the Hokies have had two golfers on the All-American teams with 2002 being the other time (Brendon De Jonge, Second Team, Johnson Wagner, Third Team). Both of these golfers ended up on the PGA Tour and I would expect Vincent and Cone to eventually end up playing on the PGA Tour.

However, this duo has one more year and both of these both players could end up being Ping First Team All-Americans with Vincent being a contender to be the National Golfer of the Year. Cone is definitely a golfer that is on the rise and someone that could surprise a lot of people next year. Trevor Cone had a very good junior season and is ready to beone of college golf’s top golfers along with Scott Vincent next season.