Sep 6, 2014; Columbus, OH, USA; A lone Ohio State Buckeyes fan reacts as a section of Virginia Tech Hokies fans celebrates their team
The Virginia Tech Hokies have had plenty of success in golf in the past and once again were looking to get off to a strong start to the fall golf season. The Hokies were returning their top two golfers and expectations are high for this team with the potential that they could be a sleeper to push for a national title.
The Hokies competed in their second tournament of the season at the VCU Shootout and the exepectations were that the Hokies would get the job done at Hermitage Country Club. The Hokies stepped up and got the job done.
Virginia Tech won the VCU Shootout team tournament at +1 by six strokes over Iowa State and seven strokes over Maryland. This is a great win for the Hokies to gain some early-season confidence and momentum.
The big surprise was Maclain Huge who had the best finish of his career with a second place finish, one stroke behind Iowa State’s Nick Voke. Huge went -3 in the final round to get to -2 for the three round tournament and almost chase down Voke. Huge is likely going to be the leader of this team next year and to see him make progress like this is very exciting.
Trevor Cone picked up his second top 10 and first top 5 of the season with a tied for third place finish at -1, 2 strokes off of the winning score. Cone has continued to play well after having a strong spring as a junior and an indvidual victory might be coming soon.
Scott Vincent was tied for seventh at +2 five shots off the winning score which was a positive sign after finishing outside of the top 35 at Olympia Fields. Drew Johnson was the only other Hokie who finished in the top 30 at tied for 23rd with a score of +8.
Overall, this was a very successful tournament for the Hokies but ever bigger wins seem likely with this group.