VT golfer wins state open

Photo courtesy of VT Athletics – Hokie Mark Lawrence shows off the trophy he claimed for winning the 2020 State Virginia Open.

Virginia Tech men’s golfer Mark Lawrence, Jr., won the 2020 Delta Dental State Open of Virginia Saturday afternoon.

The three-day tournament, which features a field of both amateurs and professionals, was played at the par72, 6,946 -yard Ballyhack Golf Club in Roanoke. 
Lawrence, who graduated in May, led after all three rounds to claim his first
state open title, an event in which he had twice been runner-up.
A Richmond native and the Hokies’ career leader in scoring average, Lawrence carded a 3-under 69 Saturday to finish 63-68-69=200. For the week, he had 18 birdies and just two bogeys in the stroke play. He did not record a bogey on the back nine during the tournament. Lawrence’s three-round score broke the tournament record by four strokes. 
Former Hokie golfer Mikey Moyers (2009-2013), who
is currently seventh in career scoring at Virginia Tech, posted a final round 68 to finish at 208 and in sole possession of third place. A former professional, Moyers has recently regained his amateur status. 
Drew Brockwell, a rising VT junior from Chesterfield, Va., tied for 20th overall at 214, and Connor Burgess, a rising Hokie senior from Lynchburg, tied for 29th overall at 217.

Garland Green, who played at Tech from 2007-11, tied for 40th place. He is the brother of Hokies’ head women’s golf coach Carol Robertson.

Cameron Moore, a rising VT junior from Richmond, competed in the event, but did not make the cut to play on Saturday.

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