Men's Golf Heads To VCU Shootout
Sept. 26, 2010
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- After opening the season at the prestigious Golfweek Conference Challenge a week ago, East Carolina will return to the links Monday as participants in the 2010 Verizon Wireless VCU Shootout.
The 54-hole tournament will be played Sept. 27-28 at the Hermitage Country Club Club in Manakin-Sabot, Va.
The 14-team field includes 2010 NCAA Regional participants Charlotte, UNC Wilmington, VCU, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wichita State. Charlotte and Wake Forest are both currently ranked in the top-50 along with tournament entries Liberty and UNC Greensboro.
ECU will go with the lineup of Harold Varner, David Watkins, Warren Straub, Jake Colley and Conner Sock. Varner, Watkins and Straub each competed in last week's Golfweek Conference Challenge, but Colley and Sock will be making their season debuts Monday.
Varner finished tied for fourth at the VCU Shootout last season at one-over. Watkins finished the 2009 event at four-over, while Sock carded a six-over. The Pirates finished tied for 10th as a team.
The first two rounds will be played at Hermitage's prestigious 6,955-yard, par 72 Manakin Course on Monday, Sept. 27, beginning with an 8:45 a.m. shotgun start. The final round begins on Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. Live scoring for the VCU Shootout will be available through Golfstat.com.