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Blazers Spark a Flame, Send Message in Cougar Invitational

The Blazers came into Tuesday with a one-shot lead, and after Jordan Long tallied three straight birdies to start his round, it appeared as though the Blazers were in the process of starting their season with a victory. “I just got hot early. Had an easy up-and-down on 1, I had a kick in (tap in) on holes two and ...

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VSU Golf Prepares for Country Club of Columbus

The Country Club of Columbus measures only 6,515 yards long, but the course will play more difficult and the stakes will be much bigger as Matt Anderson, Jordan Long and a trio of freshman take on this venue and a quality field Monday to tee off the 2018 season. Established in 1909, this well-maintained Donald Ross design has stood the ...

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VSU hosts tournament

Written by Joshua Miller, Contributor The VSU golf team is getting set to tee off their spring break here in Titletown for the prestigious First Federal Southeastern Collegiate golf tournament. The Blazers will compete against 17 other teams in this 54-hole event at Kinderlou Forest Golf Club March 12th, 13th and 14th. VSU Head Golf Coach Jared Purvis said the ...

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VSU golf looking to keep high finishes coming

Written by Jake Johnson, Contributor VSU golf will tee off on the 2017 portion of their 2016-2017 campaign after a scorching hot start in 2016 on Feb. 13 and 14 in The Matlock. The team finished in the top five in its first three tournaments, including a win at the UIS Island Getaway in Rio Mar, Puerto Rico. Head Coach ...

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Golf playing in Puerto Rico for second time

Written by Jonathon Hembree, Correspondent While students are sitting in class on Monday, Oct. 24, the Blazer golf team will be in sunny Puerto Rico playing in the UIS Island Getaway Tournament. Valdosta State finished sixth overall out of 11 teams at the UIS Island Getaway Tournament last year around the same time. This year Coach Richard Purvis is aiming ...

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VSU golf rolls into tournament action

Written by Austin Wells, Sports Writer VSU tied for fifth place Tuesday at the 72 par Tunica National Golf Course as the golf team shot at 24 strokes over par at 888 at the Gulf South Conference Gold Championship. The first two rounds took place Monday, which saw VSU finish sixth place after shooting a first round 303 and a second ...

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Golf swings to improvement

by Stuart Price The Blazers began their 2015 campaign this Monday and Tuesday at the Matlock Collegiate Classic, which was played at Lakeland, FL’s Lone Palm Golf Club. VSU was represented well and finished the two-day tournament in 9th place out of 15 teams. Shooting the lowest for VSU, with a 3-round score of 217, was returning senior John Fordham. ...

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VSU Brings in its Hall of Fame

by Lia Armistead Bring on the stars for the VSU Hall of Fame Inductions. The VSU 19th Annual Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony will be held on Saturday at noon in the Student Union Ballroom. Tickets for this limited space ceremony are 25 dollars a person. The ceremony will celebrate seven class members, including alumni athletes and boosters. “Re-connecting with ...

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VSU golf heads to Lone Star State

written by:  Chris Webb The Valdosta State golf team packs their clubs up for Texas next week as they will compete in the 10th annual St. Edwards Invitational. The two-day tournament is held on Mar. 3-4 at the Grey Rock Golf Club in Austin, Texas. Five top-25 teams will join the Blazers to make up the 16-team field, including defending ...

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VSU Athletics Hall of Fame ceremony to be held Saturday

Written by: Victoria Johnson Nine individuals will join the distinguished gallery of Blazer greats Saturday during the Valdosta State Athletics Hall of Fame ceremonial luncheon in the Student Union. Herb Reinhard, director of athletics, is thrilled for the 18th annual event, which features the largest class since the eight inductees in the initial year,1997. “Each year, it is interesting because ...

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