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June 21, 2012

Golf Athlete of the Year

By: Jimmy Robertson

Trevor Cone | Freshman | Concord, N.C.

There may not be a more competitive sport in the ACC than golf, but Tech freshman Trevor Cone showed absolutely no fear of taking on the big boys.

In his first season in Blacksburg, Cone recorded five top-20 finishes, including two top-five finishes and one top-10 finish. He easily led the team with a 73.13 stroke average and his low round of 67, which came at the Furman Intercollegiate held at the University Golf Club in Greenville, S.C., was tied with Blake Redmond for the low round by a Hokie this past season.

Cone’s best performance came in the Bank of Tennessee Intercollegiate held at The Blackthorn Club in Johnson City, Tenn. He finished in third place at even par after shooting rounds of 74, 72 and 70. He came in tied for fourth at the Puerto Rico Classic – his first spring tournament as a collegian – after shooting a 5-under-par on the Rio Mar Golf Club course. He finished tied for seventh with Redmond at the Furman Intercollegiate, bolstered by that second-round 67, as both came in at 4-under.

Cone earned a spot on the PING All-East Region team as selected by the Golf Coaches Association of America. He is the first freshman from Tech to earn the honor, and he joins Brendon de Jonge, Johnson Wagner, Jurrian van der Vaart, Drew Weaver, Curtis Deal and current Virginia Tech associate head coach Brian Sharp as the only Hokie players to previously earn the honor.