DURHAM – Duke Men’s Golf Team Continues Fall Leg Of 2021-22 Calendar With 11th Edition Rod Myers Invitation to Duke University Golf Club this weekend.
The 54-hole event features 36 holes of play on Saturday and an 18-hole final round on Sunday, with tee times starting at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday and 7:35 a.m. ET on Sunday. The Duke University Golf Club was designed by Robert Trent Jones, Sr., and is a 7,154-yard par-72. The event is open to the public, with free parking and entry. The mask is compulsory for all fans.
“It is an absolute honor to host an event named after our legendary head coach on this gem of a golf course that we call our home,” said the head coach. Jamie Green. “I want to convey my gratitude to the superintendent of the golf course Brendan McNulty and his team for putting the course in excellent shape this weekend. They have worked tirelessly and it will be a fair test under ideal conditions. We couldn’t be more thrilled with the number of teams competing this weekend, and it will be a great opportunity for our team. “
Charlotte, East Carolina, Elon, Loyola (Md.), Nebraska, NC State, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, North Florida, Penn State, Princeton and Virginia Tech will join the Blue Devils in the strong group of 14 teams. .
The Blue Devils’ lineup for the event includes year two Ian siebers debuts in 2021-22, with a classmate Jimmy zheng and first year students Luc Sample, Kelly chinn and John peters. Playing individually are graduate students Qi wen Wong, Senior Quinn Riley and second year students Cameron Martinez-Piedra and Daniel Uranga.
For more details on the tournament and its history, including links to live scores, visit www.goduke.com/rmi.
This is the 11th season of the Rod Myers Invitational, which honors the late Blue Devils head coach, who led the 34-year-old program from 1973 until his death in 2007 after a battle with an acute form of leukemia. While leading the Duke men’s golf program, Myers coached 16 All-Americas, nine Academic All-Americas, 24 All-ACC caps and three individual ACC champions. In 2007, the university named the golf training center in his honor and an endowed sports scholarship was established in his honor.
Myers’ resume included 30 tournament wins for Duke, the 2005 ACC Championship title and seven NCAA Championship appearances.
“Rod has always been a treasure – not just in Duke’s coaching history, but in college golf,” said Green. “It means the world for us has its name live through this tournament.”
Duke opened his 2021-22 season with an impressive performance at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate last weekend in Verona, NY Paced by a top 10 from Sample, the Blue Devils finished fourth in the 15-team field at 5 of 869 Sample posted a score of 2 under 214 for the tournament and was the only freshman to finish in the top 10.