BLACKSBURG — In the final regular-season tuneup before the ACC Championship, the Virginia Tech men’s golf team heads to Charlottesville to compete at the Lewis Chitengwa Memorial hosted by Virginia at Birdwood Golf Course.
The two-day event features 36 holes of play on Monday, followed by Tuesday’s final round of 18 holes on the par 71, 7,058-yard layout. Thirteen teams are entered for the event, headlined by 20th-ranked Tennessee.
Tech’s lineup will consist of Daniel Azallion, Connor Burgess, Connor Johnson Jr., Kobe Valociek and Bradley de Beer.
Monday’s 36 holes of continuous play begins with a shotgun start at 8:45 a.m.
Lewis Chitengwa Memorial
Date: April 11-12
Host Course: Birdwood Golf Course (Charlottesville, Va.)
About Lewis Chitengwa
Lewis Chitengwa was a two-time All-American at Virginia (1995, 1996) and earned All-ACC honors in 1995 when he was named the league’s rookie of the year. He finished seventh at the 1996 NCAA
Championships, at the time the best finish by a UVA performer in 50 years. During his four-year career he won two tournaments and recorded 17 top-10 finishes. Chitengwa turned professional in 1998 and played on the Tear Drop, Buy.com and Canadian Tours in addition to competing at the PGA’s St. Jude Memphis Classic. At the age of 26, he passed away as a result of meningitis. At the time, he was competing in the Canadian Tour’s Edmonton Open. In 2015, he was recognized posthumously for his immense contribution to golf by being inducted into Mercedes-Benz Southern African Golf Hall of Fame. The tournament mark’s UVA’s first men’s home event since the final Cavalier Classic was played at Birdwood in April of 2011.