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Golf team torches first event

by: Chris Webb Valdosta State University golf team wrapped up its first tournament of the season finishing 9th at the fourth annual Jay Jennison Memorial at The Palencia Club. The Blazers shot a collective 26-over par 890 for the three round event hosted by Flagler College in St. Augustine, Fla. The host Saints won the team championship shooting a 1-over ...

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Blazers’ golf team prepared to tee off upcoming season

By: Chris Webb The Valdosta State University golf team is set to tee off their 2013-2014 season Monday, Sept. 23 at the Jay Jennison Memorial. The event is set to take place at The Palencia Club in St. Augustine, Fla., the par 72 layout features 7073 yards of golf. This will be the Blazers first appearance at the tournament since ...

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Former Blazer golfer returns to familiar course

Written by Chris Kessler   Valdosta State alum Brent Witcher is beginning to making a name for himself in ranks of professional golf. The former Blazer will be competing in the South Georgia Classic this week. Witcher will return to the South Georgia Classic for the fourth time. In last year’s Classic, Witcher was able to make the cut for ...

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VSU golf team prepared for Invitational

Written by Shane Thomas   The Valdosta State golf team looks to bounce back in the Buccaneer Invitational on April 1 in Miami Gardens, Fla.  In last week’s Bobcat Invitational, the Blazers finished 16th out 17 teams after shooting a final round 303. Despite the disappointment, VSU Head Coach Jared Purvis maintains that the psyche of his team remains very ...

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Blazers ready for Las Vegas trip

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The VSU golf team hopes this won’t be the case after they compete in the first Las Vegas Desert Classic on Sunday and Monday. The Revere Golf Club, where the event is held, has a par-72 layout enclosed by mountainous Nevada gorges complete with an overlooking view of the Las Vegas skyline. “It’s ...

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Masters champion Bubba Watson lets imagination run free

AUGUSTA, Ga. _ Bubba Watson’s mind runs at about 300 mph, far faster than that jump-out-of-your-shoes swing the lefty uncorks on the tee.  He might be remembering the chores left undone at home. Perhaps it’s a pair of shoes he’d like to buy. Watson can stroll the fairway, look up and wonder about the birds flying overhead. Certainly he’s dwelled ...

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Athletics recap

VSU athletics had its share of successes and shortcomings in the past week of both non-conference and conference play. Blazers football kept up its undefeated run improving its record to 4-0 with a win against Southern Arkansas on Saturday night. The offense produced 415 total yards of offense, 252 on the ground and 163 through the air. David Bailey, running ...

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Smoltz enters ‘Brave’ new world of golf

The last time ex-Braves great John Smoltz took the mound was September 2009 for the St. Louis Cardinals. Nearly two years later, the former Cy Young award winner is taking a different set of skills into Valdosta. Smoltz will be competing at Kinderlou Forest, the home golf course to VSU’s golf team, this weekend in the Nationwide Tour’s South Georgia ...

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Golf finished fourth at GSC Championship

 Staff Reports  VSU shot a final round 308 to finish fourth at the Gulf South Conference Championships held at the par 72, 6,690 yard Hot Springs Country Club Tuesday.  The Blazers shot a 36-over 900 for the three-round tournament and finished 23 shots behind champion West Florida.   North Alabama was second at 880 and Delta State third at 887. Harding rounded ...

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