DURHAM – The Duke men’s golf team is continuing the fall portion of its 2021-22 schedule by hosting the 11th annual Rod Myers Invitational at Duke University Golf Club this weekend.
The 54-hole event features 36 holes 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 layout. The event is public, with free parking and entry. All fans are required to wear a mask.
“It is an absolute honor to host an event named after our legendary head coach on this gem of a golf course we call our home,” said Head Coach Jamie Green. “I would like to thank the golf course superintendent Brendan McNulty and his staff for getting the course in great shape this weekend. You have worked tirelessly and it will be a fair test under ideal conditions. We couldn’t be more excited about the field of teams competing this weekend and it will be a great opportunity for our team. “
The Blue Devils in the strong field with 14 teams include Charlotte, East Carolina, Elon, Loyola (Md.), Nebraska, NC State, North Carolina, UNC Greensboro, UNC Wilmington, North Florida, Penn State, Princeton and Virginia Tech.
The Blue Devils lineup for the event features a second year Ian Siebers makes its debut in 2021-22 with a classmate Jimmy Zheng and freshmen Luke’s rehearsal, Kelly Chinn and John Peters. PhD students are playing single players Qi wen Wong, Senior Quinn Riley and second graders Cameron Martinez-Piedra and Daniel Uranga.
Full details of the tournament and its history, including links for live scoring, can be found at www.goduke.com/rmi.
This is season 11 of the Rod Myers Invitational, which honors the late Blue Devils head coach who ran the program for 34 years from 1973 until his death in 2007 after battling an acute form of leukemia. While at the helm of Duke’s men’s golf program, Myers trained 16 All-Americas, nine Academic All-Americas, 24 All-ACC selections, and three ACC Individual Champions. In 2007 the university named the golf training center after him and a sports scholarship was launched in his honor.
Myers’ résumé spanned 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 coaching history but also in college golf,” said Green. “It means to us that his name will live on during this tournament.”
Duke opened his 2021-22 season with an impressive performance at the Turning Stone Tiger Intercollegiate last weekend in Verona, NY. Sample scored a 2-under 214 for the tournament and was the only freshman to land in the top 10.